The Netherlands is one of the more recent countries to join the ever-expanding parkrun global family, with the first events taking place in February 2020. With a family holiday booked near Eindhoven during the Easter break 2020, we were very much looking forward to visiting one of these newest events. HOWEVER - we all know... Continue Reading →
Take your parkrunning to the next level with Running Challenges!
One of the many things I love about parkrun is how versatile it is to fit in with the needs of all types of runners. You can turn up every now and then with no commitment, run/walk just for fun, or take it a bit more seriously, it’s totally up to you! Over the years,... Continue Reading →
Berlin Hasenheide parkrun – and the day before the marathon!
I’m in Berlin for the weekend for the highlight of my autumn race schedule, tomorrow’s Berlin Marathon! But it just wouldn’t be a Saturday morning without a trip to parkrun. Fortunately, Berlin joined the parkrun family last year, setting up a new run location in the beautiful Hasenheide park, a short metro ride from the... Continue Reading →
Victoria Dock Parkrun, a Huge PB and a Lesson in Mind Over Matter
I was back on the parkrun tourist trail this week for my 95th parkrun. Victoria Dock is just a few miles away from my home run of Walthamstow, and I had heard reports of it being a fast, flat course, ideal for a PB attempt! I had set my parkrun PB of 26:03 a few... Continue Reading →
Stevenage parkrun – and June run streak day 1!
So the London Marathon is over, I've had a month of easy running to recover, and now it's time to turn my focus towards the second half of the year. This year my summer and autumn training will all be focused towards my next major challenge - the Berlin Marathon on September 29th! With that... Continue Reading →
Cleethorpes parkrun – Easter weekend tourism
When planning a weekend away, one of the first things I now think of is: 'Which new parkrun can I visit?'. I love visiting different parkrun venues, with the comforting familiarity of the system mixed with the chance to discover some beautiful new locations. I'm currently working towards my 'parkrun tourist' challenge, awarded for running... Continue Reading →