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Wormwood Scrubs Parkrun


Juneathon Day 25.

Today I ran my first parkrun. I’ve been interested in running one for a while, especially after reading about Abradypus’s exploration of England via a different parkrun each weekend,  but I never did manage to get myself out of bed on a Saturday morning and down to Richmond or elsewhere in time for 9am.  Then I heard that parkrun had started on Isle of Wight so I could make plans to run that one in the summer holidays.  I was very excited when I found out recently that a parkrun had started up at Wormwood Scrubs, only  a couple of miles from home.  Abradypus was also keen to add another venue to her tally so we arranged to meet up to run the 3rd Wormwood Scrubs parkrun.

The 5K course was 2 laps of the scrubs, run mainly on grass, it was a bit uneven and long in places so we got wet feet!  The run was actually more interesting than I imagined (afer a couple of BMF sessions there)because of some slight ups and downs and the scrub bushes mean  you couldn’t see the whole course all the time and a bit of variety in the landscape kept things interesting. They were a fairly small and friendly group so I will definitely be going back for more.

Afterwards as we headed off for a nice cuppa tea, I just about managed to restrain myself from joining BMF who were just setting up for the Saturday Wormwood Scrubs class!

This evening I went out again for another brief run as my younger son decided to join his friend when he scooted home so I volunteered to accompany them and grab a few more miles in case I don’t have much time for running or it is too hot tomorrow.

Parkrun  3.09 miles  25.16 mins

Evening  2.11 miles in 22.15.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

10 thoughts on “Wormwood Scrubs Parkrun

  1. 2 runs in one day, impressed! Well done on your doing your first parkrun 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your first parkrun!

  3. 1st of many, no doubt. Well done 🙂

  4. 2 runs well done. And congratulations on your first Park run. I am yet to do one

  5. Thank you for the company… And thank you for not making me do a bmf class 🙂

  6. Two in one well done, might try that tomorrow

  7. Congratulations on your first Parkrun and impressed you managed to resist BMF – I did wonder when I read Abradypus’ blog as she didn’t confirm or deny whether you’d taken on the second challenge!

  8. Great stuff. Parkrun does sound fun.

  9. I am surprised you resisted the lure of a BMF class! I agree you need a bit of variety in the course otherwise it just makes it seem too long…the mental tricks we use eh? Another great lego thing – love that the criminal is all unshaven and mean looking!

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