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The longest parkrun 2013

This was the fourth year running of this event and after being away the previous couple of days at a wedding thought I’d be able to get only a couple of runs in this year.  This is what the event is about… “Started in 2010, the idea is simple – On the first Sunday after the longest day of the year, to visit as many parkruns as possible. But while the potential total distance is quite large (35km or 21.7

Not The London Marathon 2013 (David)

In 2009 it was suggested that a social run around the Bushy parkrun 5k course a few weeks out from the London Marathon would be a great little motivator for those long runs and also to get to share a long run with people who are running different distances – so not just for the 20+ miler club!  Not The London Marathon was born!  You can read about 2009, 2010, 2011 and the 2012 events elsewhere on this blog. The ‘rules’ are as follows… Start around

250 parkruns

On 10 June 2006 I took part in the Bushy Park Time Trial, a free 5k timed run at 9am on a Saturday morning.  It was fun, I finished 52nd out of 159 runners and my time was 21 minutes.  I went back the following week. Since then the event has been rebranded as Bushy parkrun and on Saturday 9 February 2013 I ran my 250th timed 5k run.  I’ve run at 29 different events, as far away as Sydney

Back in the game…

So, after hurting myself in the second half of September this week I decided to see if I could get on my bike and ride without too much pain.  A week ago I headed on my commuter bike (heavy old mountain bike with skinny tyres) into Richmond Park and clocked up 13.5 miles.  There was no additional pain and actually the most painful part of the whole process was getting onto my bike in the first place (lifting my leg over

Inspire a generation

Lets face it, the 2012 Olympics have been awesome.  With over 2,500 hours of competition broadcast by the BBC our digital TV set top box is full to the brim with recordings (but not quite 2,500 hours worth!) from the past two weeks.  This will keep us busy for the next few months and I look forward to it helping with what I feel will be a bad case of post-Olympic-syndrome. Saturday morning (11 August) at Bushy parkrun as I

The Longest parkrun 2012

This was the third year running of this event and it would be rude not to give it another go, especially after having a great time in 2011.  This is what the event is all about… “Started in 2010, the idea is simple – On the first Sunday after the longest day of the year, to visit as many parkruns as possible. But while the potential total distance is quite large (35km or 21.7 miles), this isn’t a heavy duty

Not the London Marathon 2012 (Sharon)

You might not realise but I am training for the London Marathon. I got a place last year which I deferred and then this year I deliberated long and hard about taking up the place but decided to at least give myself the option of getting on the start line. Anyway, I have been trying to keep to my Hal Higdon Schedule (novice 1 if you’re wondering) but things have conspired against me a little. However, here we are, 6

Not The London Marathon 2012 (David)

In 2009 it was suggested that a social run around the Bushy parkrun 5k course a few weeks out from the London Marathon would be a great little motivator for those long runs and also to get to share a long run with people who are running different distances – so not just for the 20+ miler club!  Not The London Marathon was born!  You can read about 2009, 2010 and the 2011 events elsewhere on this blog. The ‘rules’ are as

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