parkrunning between April and June 2016

Tamsyn, Kim and some other runners at parkrun

I didn’t do a lot of blogging between April and June because I was really busy and also very tired… but I did manage to fit in some parkruns.

parkrun 2nd April

The 200th event at Southampton parkrun was on 9th April. Kim and many of my other friends were wearing fancy dress… but I wanted to wear my SOAS kit.

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Kim and I agreed to run with Vicky, who managed to get a new PB!

parkrun 9th April 2016

parkrun 16th April 2016
parkrun 16th April 2016

On 7th May, I agreed to meet up with my friend, Dorte, who lives near to Netley Abbey parkrun. I had completely forgotten that Southampton parkrun was cancelled on that date, so Netley was a lot busier than it usually is. Also, the usual course was unavailable, so we had to run 5.5 laps of the cricket pitch. I was so grateful that I had my Garmin on – without it I would have lost track of how many laps I had completed. Although the course was a little dull, I managed to get a faster time that I had for a while.

Netley Abbey parkrun 7th May 2016

I ran with Kim at Southampton parkrun on 7th and 14th May. I deleted my results email, but was pleased that I managed to help Kim to get a massive PB at event #203, and she came reasonably close at event #204.

parkrun 14th May

I went home to Cornwall, so on 21st May, Stu and I went to Penrose parkrun. It’s a beautiful location, but it’s a tough parkrun with lots of climbing and a very windy section along the clifftop. I knew I would find it tough, but was determined that I wouldn’t walk any of it. I had hoped to be a bit quicker, but was quite pleased to achieve my goal and was surprised to find that I finished second in my age group.

Penrose parkrun

I then returned to Southampton and after doing quite well at event #207, I was pleased to get back under 30 minutes on 11th June.

parkrun 4th June 2016

Southampton parkrun 208




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