Congratulations to my wife for completing her first parkrun in a time of 37:01. Not bad for someone who took up running a month ago.
Just spotted this on Twitter...
Reading parkrun is temporarily moving to Dinton Pastures Country Park, RG10 0TH from 2nd Feb 2013 till further notice. parkrun.org.uk/reading/course/
— Reading parkrun (@Readingparkrun) January 25, 2013
Woohoo, good to see Reading parkrun has a temporary new home, though I'm very surprised it has taken flooding in TVP to get a parkrun at Dinton Pastures. I would have thought Woodley parkrun would have jumped at the opportunity of being based out of Dinton Pastures than out of the teeny weeny little Woodford Park in the middle of Woodley.
18:14 for my 1st parkrun of the year at Frimley. Nice, if a tad muddy, 2-lap route with loads of very enthusiastic runners.
Perusing the list of UK parkruns made me realise the UK needs more 1-lap runs. There's only one within a short drive of me.
If it continues to rain for the rest of the week, like it has all weekend, I think I'll be missing the world's first ever parkswim where the Reading parkrun normally takes place...
That folks is the Thames invading upon the Reading parkrun start/finish area. The top-of-the-P loop is almost entirely underwater and actually flowing towards the Thames.
My wife has just sent me a clipping from our local newspaper...
I'm famous, again I'm a bit surprised someone has taken the time to write an article about the weekly parkrun, but I suppose someone had a few square inches to fill. If you're curious, Julian came 2nd last week and I came fifth.
I don't know what it is, maybe it's the training, maybe it's the low-carb diet, maybe it's the water or even the air but whatever it is it's doing wonders for my running and it's getting better and better as the year progresses. The past few days I've felt significantly lighter and quicker on my feet and it carried through to this morning's parkrun. Today I smashed my previous parkrun PB of 18:08
Despite last night's later night watching the brilliant Olympic opening ceremony, I woke up full of beans this morning. I already had plans to head over to my in-laws today to go mow their lawn and thought as I'm in the area, I'll to the Black Park parkrun.
I got up as usual, made my wife some tea and made myself a bulletproof coffee
As promised in my previous post, here is an update on my racing so far this year.
As I mentioned in my previous post, my training is going really well and thanks to this change in training and diet I am starting to see some fantastic results in my racing.
I've only run 5 "races", one 10k race and four 5k parkruns, since the Reading Half Marathon