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Wormwood Scrubs parkrun



Happy 2nd Birthday Wormwood Scrubs parkrun!

There was a great turn out today, a record attendance, almost double last week  and a great atmosphere for the second anniversary parkrun.

I  was up and out and ready to run by 9am and very happy with my efforts to make parkrun a Saturday habit. Two in a row!  Go me!  I had plans to attack last weeks time.  Can’t be too much effort to take off 3 seconds can it?  It was not to be.  I was just plain tired.  I  tried to run as fast as I could but there was no speed in my legs, my garmin didn’t register the sort of pace I wanted and I found it hard going. Seven days of exercising for Juneathon must have taken their toll but the benefit of all the extra miles have not kicked in yet!  I still  finished only  30 secs slower than last week so wasn’t as bad as it felt half way round.

A sociable run. I talked to some regulars, someone running their first parkrun and met a fellow tweeter in real life before the start.  During the run I chatted (as much as my tired lungs would allow) to Florence, also running her first parkrun, before she disappeared into the distance and afterwards enjoyed flapjacks and tea at the local running club house while the parkrun awards for last year were announced.

I then came home and was sleepy all afternoon and am looking forward to my first lie in for a long time tomorrow!

Bar code race numbers for our run today


Juneathon day 8.  parkrun  3.02 miles, 25.33 mins.

photographs from Wormwood Scrubs parkrun.

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.

3 thoughts on “Wormwood Scrubs parkrun

  1. That grass looks very long no wonder it was hard going

  2. Two in a row. Are you going for a Juneathon full house?

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