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WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Well I finally did it! I registered for not parkrun and when it starts up again i’ve found out there is one in our village by the sea

Our local track round the park is half a kilometre round and i’ve got a bit bored at times so we went to scout out some not quite so local parks this morning to walk round as it’s rest day

Both were 2k round the outside Hove park was just too busy to drive 10 miles for but the other one was about perfect, so the plan is twice round for Willow and three times round for me on our next longer run and keep our local park for when time is short

We can see the sea from the top too

Happy Sunday

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good place, your local park to run (not) parkrun, rather than travel to a much busier park miles away, since the lockdown began many people have found many nice places where to walk, run or cycle very close to where they live without having to go by car.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I do like to stay local but out closest park just isn’t big enough but the next nearest one is perfect uphill one side flat along the top downhill the other side and flat along the bottom it’s almost a perfect oblong and 2 k is a nice once round distance

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Sounds like a great new route for you both, sea views too, brilliant. Happy running 🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks, it’s lovely there and bigger which is what i seem to need

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Great you've now registered for parkrun and looks like a beautiful place to run. 😊😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Buddy34

It really is, thanks

damienair
damienairModerator

Well done. It’s nice to have new spot to run around. I’ve got bored running my regular route. So the park on a Saturday morning is a lovely change.

Damien

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Good choice of park!

Did you find the ‘igloos’?

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Not in Hove park? found some climbing rocks and was tempted but it was busy the other one was Buckingham I don’t know if you know it?

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

In Buckingham, it’s on our way to pick up the grandsprockets. They’ve recently planted a whole load of living willow igloo shaped structures among the pockets of trees along the top. Thought you might have been standing by one when you took the picture.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Oh i missed them, I will look next time

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

We’ve not been there for a couple of weeks now. I’m really hoping they’ve sprouted.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

I will look, i was pleased that Buckingham is 2k round our usual track is half a k and i get a bit bored it’s also almost flat too

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Also? My last dog used to love to follow my children up onto the climbing rocks at Hove Park, the start of the Park Run Route is by the basketball courts.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Wow, one to think about for the future, maybe local parkrun is along the seafront and is like to try that first when they restart

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10

Looks a great place to run your Parkrun. I have registered too and have logged a couple of 5k (Not)Parkrun times too, just to feel part of it all. I'm a solitary runner though so still feeling a bit unsure about joining the real thing when it restarts. I have the choice of two, both around a 10m drive away though. You are lucky to have one so close. 😊🌷

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

The real thing is generally a lovely thing. I turned up to my first one totally on my own, not knowing anyone, and one of the volunteers made a point of cheering me on by name when I ran past her later.

I run and volunteer at Junior Parkrun more than the adult one, as I have a 5yo grandsprocket who sometimes prefers to volunteer rather than run.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

That sounds like great fun, I’m not sure about getting there as we don’t usually get up early on our weekends off but thought 💭 might give it a go when they restart

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Yes we are lucky, I’m not sure about it but wanted to register my not parkrun

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Always nice to find new running routes. I find it hard enough to keep running round a 1k route, 500m must be a struggle.

Great that you’ve signed up for not parkrun; it does add an incentive to get out. I hope you will also be able to experience real parkrun before the end of the year.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy I’m sure we will

Hi, what’s a non park run??

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to JigidyJog

If you are registered with park run and run 5k you can register it as a not park run

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JigidyJog

support.parkrun.com/hc/en-u...

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy5

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

What a lovely photo WandS. Very envious of your parks, yours sounds perfect. 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to lexi6

Hi we have several close by

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Glad you've registered for park run. When it starts again i bet you will love it. Thanks for posting the picture. A lovely view 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Raspberrypink

Thank you

I too have signed up for the not park run! Still can’t make 5k in 30 mins but I can do it in 40 so hopefully by the time the park runs are available I’ll be fine!

Until then virtual runs 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to IzzyMP

My time saturday was 48 mins but i have run 5k in 40 mins and getting stronger and a bit faster all the time

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