Back to back Parkruns

As it was New Years Day today we had the option of running two parkruns. One at our home run and the other with our neighbour Petersfield Parkrun. It was arranged that Petersfield would delay their start until 10:30 to allow runners finish the first run and get to the second.

My first run at Havant was well attended with a good number of tourists from all over, making for a good atmosphere. The route was very muddy today which was not unexpected. Considering the conditions I was happy with my run, no slips but got caked in mud, the joys of a runner! πŸ˜† Through the finish funnel and off to Petersfield for the next run!

My second Parkrun was at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. I thought my home run was hilly but this was nothing compared to the one I was about to run, from the start line it was up a steep hill for about 0.5k, that made me puff a bit. The route turned right and downhill only for us to turn at the bottom to go back up the steep hill, but this time for 1k. That sorted me out had to have a walk break here couldn't manage it in one hit.

The route was very muddy making Havant look positively dry, I thought I was muddy from the first one but this took the biscuit, big clean up job on the cards, not just me but of my kit also. But saying that I throughly enjoyed it! Will I try Petersfield again, a definite yes but must get some proper trail shoes first. πŸ˜€

I would certainly recommend Parkruns as they are great fun! Happy running all.

Time for no1; 27:10 - Time for no2; 30:36


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  • You are Superman Frank !

    Wow back to back parkruns ! - Fantastic !

    Glad you had no slips, would definitely recommend trail shoes for the mud , theres another excuse for some new shoes ! :-)

    Well done , that is an amazing achievement ! xxx

  • I'm more of a super loon than superman, but thank you Chris? πŸ˜€ xxx

  • Well done - and great times.

  • Thanks ancient runner.

  • I had the option of 2 parkruns Bracknell and my home one of Woodley but I stuck to just the Woodley one. so well done Frank some fantastic times as well.

    PS plenty of runners did both it was easy to spot the Bracknell runners as like you they were covered in mud form the first run.

  • Thanks exwightman, it was good fun and it was good to mix with our neighbour runners. Happy new year to you.

  • I think I can safely say this is one thing I won't be doing but I am very impressed Frank. You must really enjoy running by the sounds of it.

  • Thank you, yes I love it and have met a lot of very nice people, I wish I had taken up running earlier as I do find it fun. Happy new year to you and happy running!c😊

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