Any Park Run races near you?

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Any Park Run races near you?

Postby ha » Wed May 09, 2012 2:08 am

Ive won 5 out of 5 at my local Park Run here on the Gold Coast Australia. Ive entered my name as 'Harley Vegan'.

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You don't need to win every race. What Im saying it get out there and get amongst it and have fun. Heck, its free! Support your local running community by showing your efforts Saturday mornings.
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Postby Herbsman » Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 pm

Is it an actual race then? I was going to do my local one in Birmingham but there was nowhere to get changed
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Postby skoptic » Wed May 09, 2012 4:34 pm

Yeah - we helped start a new one in St Albans. Only started a few months ago - but numbers are up and it's good. I've not done it yet - been running long, but I'll do it soon.
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Postby vCLaW » Wed May 09, 2012 6:20 pm

Parkruns are not races...
They're good fun anyway. Probably useful for increasing speed, instead of just doing longer runs. And nice to meet other runners.
I've done my local one a few times, though I usually can't be bothered getting up that early on a Saturday morning. I'll try and get to it more often this summer.
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Postby Gastroplodder » Wed May 09, 2012 7:39 pm

I reckon parkruns are races if you want them to be!

You get a time and a position and an age group placing and winners are acknowledged, I notice Abingdon parkrun where I ran Saturday has published positions on it's news page. They are also a great way to get new people running what with having a tail-runner to encourage the slower and no pressure to complete fast. Different things to different people.

I volunteer and take photos at our local Oxford parkrun sometimes and they are real feel-good grass-rooty events to get involved in :D

I tend to be mid-field so only racing the clock and I don't usually wear club gear as I worry it might make it feel a bit cliquey to first timers - I've got a special vest for parkrun though :wink:

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Postby Hiking Fox » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm

My fella did the one in Stockport and really enjoyed it. Did well, too.
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