Bere Island

Bere Island Trip with a parkrun Another Day in Paradise Saturday was yet another beautiful day and we jumped in the car before 8:00am as we had a ferry to catch. The road from Coomkeen on the Sheep’s Head Peninsular is a challenge in itself, as it is a winding single track that is very…

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Christmas: A Time for Running

Running downhill at Tour De Humbleton

Christmas: A Time for Running HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningDays OutBirdsBook Reviews As any keen parkrunner knows, Christmas is a time for running, with a chance to clock-up four parkruns over Christmas and new year. There are also a good variety of club runners over the festive season, which is why over Christmas 2022 I managed 4 organised…

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Kelso Circular Route

View of Kelso from viewpoint

Kelso Circular Route HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningDays OutBirdsBook Reviews Views, Viaducts and a Famous Junction. A lovely late winter morning saw us setting off for a trail run with a friend on this Kelso circular route. Once again we had seen the route in the “Borders 40 best walks” book, however we did it in the reverse…

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A Mausoleum and Many Monuments

A Mausoleum and Many Monuments HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningDays OutBirdsBook Reviews Yesterday we returned to Castle Howard parkrun for the second time. This is one of the toughest courses I know, with the last kilometre or so uphill. Yesterday it was also into a biting wind. The course designers have done a really good job in showing…

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Our 500th parkrun

New Earswick parkrun

Our 500th parkrun HomeWalkingWild SwimmingRunningDays OutBirdsBook Reviews From 0 to 250 in 9 Years Yesterday I celebrated my 250th parkrun and Peter his 200th. In the last 8 years parkrun has become “what we do” on a Saturday morning – we don’t even consider missing one unless there is a very good reason. It has…

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