How I’m keeping my motivation up

Like many people, I’ve found the last 18 months tough, but now that parkrun has returned, I’m feeling more of the joy of running. I’m looking forward to Saturday mornings again. I’m not chasing PBs (I’m a long way from that), but I’m enjoying encouraging M to run and have also set myself a new series of parkrun challenges, helped by some useful apps and websites.

parkrun Tourist Tool

I’ve always loved Tim Glover-Poultney’s parkrun Tourist Tool (no longer working). It’s a great way to locate local events that I’ve not run (or NENDYs – Nearest Event Not Done Yet). You can enter your Athlete ID number and where you are located and then see the nearest events. You can also choose to set it on Voluntourism mode. There are currently 28 events within 50 miles that I haven’t done yet.

Queen Elizabeth pop up parkrun sign.

parkrun Alphabet

parkrun anniversaries

The parkrun anniversaries wiki page is great for identifying parkruns beginning with a particular letter.

parkrun alphabet

parkrun elevation rankings

This page used to be great for checking the elevation of events. It’s no longer available, but you can access the archived version.



Challenge Chaser

This site lists a range of parkrun challenges

Challenge Chaser



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