catherine/kate wrote: »
Me, I love it. I am very proud of my newly acquired 50 t-shirt! I like that it's friendly when you want it to be, without being too in your face. I have taken nearly 10 minutes off my time since my first parkrun 2 years ago. 32 in a year Barny1979 - that's dedicated!
I agree that it seems a bit mad to drive down to a run although the change of scenery is nice. Now that I am a lot fitter I am thinking about running there and back too, but at 13 miles total (including the parkrun itself) that still seems a little bit too hardcore.
I am evangelical about parkrun and recommend it far and wide. Anyone reading this and considering it - just give it a try!
fairy_lights wrote: »
I love Parkrun, but...I hate the number of photos they take.
I don't know if this is the same everywhere, but my local Parkrun has several volunteer photographers every week who take literally hundreds of photos of the runners, and upload them all to the public facebook page.
It's pretty off putting knowing that when your red and sweaty there's going to be someone lunging at you with a camera mid-jiggle :eek:
NineDeuce wrote: »
If it was mad to drive down/travel at least a short distance to go for a run.....
Running clubs across the country wouldnt exist, nor any running race/event from the local Parkrun to the London Marathon. Running in events and with other people is much more than just going for a jog.
amfan wrote: »
I cycle down to mine! its just shy of 5 miles each way, and when I'm running makes a good warm up, and when I'm volunteering means I still get some exercise in!
louloubelle79 wrote: »
I love parkrun, I am tail runner this Saturday and was on tokens last week:) my 6yo son did his first run with me few weeks ago too :T
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