Happy weekend. For any of you new graduates whom have started running during COVID-19 world you may have heard of a thing called parkrun. parkrun is a free 5K which takes place every Saturday morning all around the world. It is for everyone, slow, fast, able, disabled, big, small and everyone in between. Even dogs take part, just one per owner on a tight lead mind! Oh and don't forget about the super Mum's and Dad's who push their babies in buggies. You can walk, jog, run, run/walk, it's not a race, just a run in the park and loads of us here on Bridge to 10K did it religiously every Saturday morning.
Obviously we can not do it anymore. We were all hoping that parkrun would start back up in England towards the end of October. However that has been cancelled now. So until parkrun returns, we take part on our own, in a Virtual parkrun every Saturday morning. We post after our run and let everyone know how we got on during our run. The little run report can be done over a post virtual parkrun coffee and treat/cake. (parkrun is all about the after run coffee and cake, and meeting friends old and new). It can be run/walked on any route close to you which is 5K. Does not have to be done in a park, you can even do it on a treadmill.
If you are a new graduate and would like to start, all you have to do is a 5K run/jog/walk anytime today or Sunday and write a little run report under this post. It's like a little community and it is good fun, sets you up nicely for the weekend. If you want to you can register on the parkrun website and you can log your 5K (not)parkrun. In fact you can log any 5K done during the week as a (not)parkrun on the website. I only log Saturday runs, when I remember.
I checked my calendar downstairs. Back in February I had checked when I would have been running my 100th parkrun and had each week marked. This morning should have been my 97th parkrun. I think Dexy5 was close to that number too and Almorr should have been soon running his 50th parkrun. After today I would have been just 2 parkruns away from running my 100th milestone parkrun. Anyway, looking forward to my run this morning and also looking forward to hearing from all of you. Happy running and have a lovely weekend.
I've pinned the post. So please respond over the next day or two in the below thread. Happy running.