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parkrun Challenges

24 Oct

I love attending parkrun every week, so I’ve decided to set myself a number of parkrun related challenges for the next year. Most of them are teeny tiny goals, but I thought they might add some fun.

parkrun volunteer

  • Achieve my 250 club (17 parkruns to go)
  • Qualify for a cow cowl (I need to do 1 more UK parkrun) Cow cowl
  • Do an international parkrun (this might not happen)
  • Get an overall PB (<23:40)
  • Achieve PBs in 5 locations
  • Do all of the parkruns in Cornwall (Trelissick and the new Eden Project ones to go)
  • Do all of the parkruns in Hampshire (7 to go)
    • Alice Holt – done
    • Andover – done
    • Basingstoke – done
    • Brockenhurst – done
    • Eastleigh – done
    • Fareham – done
    • Havant
    • Lee-on-the-Solent – done
    • Lymington Woodside
    • Medina I.O.W
    • Netley Abbey – done
    • Portsmouth Lakeside
    • Queen Elizabeth
    • Rushmoor
    • Southampton – done
    • Southsea
    • Whiteley – done
    • Winchester – done
  • Do other near-by parkruns:
    • Blandford
    • Moors Valley
    • Poole
    • Salisbury
    • Upton House
    • Weymouth
  • Encourage 3 friends to do a parkrun
  • Support my mum to get a parkrun PB

Do you do parkrun? What’s your next parkrun goal?

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Planning for 2014

24 Oct

With only 10 weeks left in 2013, I thought I should start planning for next year. My five year plan included the following for next year:

2014 1600m swim 63 mile sportive (IoW) Marathon Sprint

I haven’t booked a 1600m swim yet, but I may do Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim in July 2014. For cycling, I may do the Wiggle All Wight Sportive. I’ve already booked my place in Brighton Marathon in April 2014. I completed two sprint distance triathlons this year, so maybe I should up the ante.

The events listed below are ones that I’ve entered or am thinking of entering:


  • CC6                                               05/01/14 (cross country race – no entry fee if running for a local club)
  • Stubbington 10k                        19/01/14 entered


  • CC6                                              09/02/14 (cross country race – no entry fee if running for a local club)
  • Charlton Duathlon                    23/02/14 not entered yet


  • CC6                                                02/03/14  (cross country race – no entry fee if running for a local club)
  • Salisbury 10 mile                         09/03/14 not entered yet
  • Winchester Duathlon                 16/03/14 not entered yet
  • Eastleigh 10k                                23/03/14 not entered yet



  • Lightning run                              04/05/14 not entered yet
  • Portsmouth Duathlon (3)         11/05/14 not entered yet
  • Netley 10k                                  18/05/14 not entered yet



  • Thunder Run                              26-27/07/14 entered


Yes, you read that correctly!!! My lovely other half has entered both of us into the half iron distance Challenge event that will take place in Weymouth in 2014. Only this afternoon, I was explaining my sensible long term triathlon plan to a colleague at work – oops, I’ve blown that now!

324 days to go!