Hello Everyone and happy weekend. Today is parkrun day, a free 5K event which takes place every Saturday morning all around the world. It is for everyone, slow, fast, able, disabled, big, small and everyone in between. 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 do it religiously every Saturday morning.
Some of us may not be able to do a parkrun at the moment so until parkrun returns fully for everyone some of us will continue to take part on our own in a Virtual parkrun every Saturday morning called a (not)parkrun. Or if you are away on Holidays, prefer to run on your own, or do not have a parkrun close by you a (not)parkrun is perfect, please feel free to join in.
Please post a little run report after your parkrun or (not)parkrun and let everyone know how you got on. The little run report can be done over a post parkrun coffee and treat/cake. (parkrun is all about the after run coffee and cake, and meeting friends old and new).
If you are a new graduate and would like to start, all you have to do is run, walk or jog at a parkrun or a 5K run/jog/walk (not)parkrun anytime today or tomorrow 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.
For anyone whom has not done a real parkrun yet and if it is available to you, give it a try. It is the most wonderful community event. Saturday mornings will never be the same again.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you who ran in real proper parkruns and (not)parkruns. Happy running and have a lovely weekend.
Hi damienair & all,
It was another beautiful Spring day here in Western Australia. My 40th park run & 27th for no.2 son. I’m trying to practice intensity discipline with all my runs at the moment. My new pace target for Park run is 10:18 but my average was 9:59 today & I may have caught myself running at 8:30 at the end. Oops! Goal fail for me and no.2 son who wanted sub 22 & came in at 22:10. Oh well - we will just have to try again next week.There was a pod of dolphin's in the ocean.🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬
Lovely picture and what a fab pace too 🔥 Well done 👏👏 22.10 is epic for your boy too!!
Thanks GTFC 👍🏻
No.2 son loves park run. He was regularly getting sub 21 when he was doing interval training during Winter. His PB is 20:12. I love watching him run.
Very well done to you both on your run today. How lovely to be able to see a pod of Dolphins too.
Thanks damienair The dolphins are super friendly. They come swim with you if you’re in the right place at the right time.
A pod of dolphins is much better company than the Great White of a couple of weeks ago RW. Well done to you both on your runs; not every run needs to be a PB as you ‘know, and your unplanned additional pace was merely an expression of increased fitness fuelled by all of the slower runs you have been doing. That would be my story anyway!
Thanks Beachcomber66 👍🏻
There was a bull shark attack yesterday 😢
Awful RW. I would guess the creation of safe swimming spaces versus preservation of the natural environment is a regular topic of debate, heightened whenever there is an incident. The greatest danger in the North Sea is the cold water!
The man was spear fishing.
Incidents are still very rare. “There have been nine shark incidents nationally so far in 2022, according to the Shark Incident Database maintained by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Flinders University and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries. There has only been one shark-related fatality in Australia this year – at Sydney’s Little Bay in February”
We are planning a trip to Alaska for next year. Bears, moose, wolves etc…..the biggest risk to life is posed by people of course!
what a gorgeous pic RW! Well done on your runs - the beauty of Parkrun being that whatever happens this week, there’s always next week to go for that PB!
Thanks Oldgirlruns 😍 I’m avoiding PB’s just want an injury free end to my running year. 519km left to run.