What fabulous weather we had over the Easter weekend. Saturday would have been a glorious day to set us all up with a good old 9am parkrun around the Conyngham Hall summer course! Instead we all ran solo runs or joint runs only with members from the same household. The weather was still beautiful for a walk/run/jog/cycle or whatever else you did for your daily constitutional exercise hour.
Several of the Conyngham Hall clan have devised their own garden or local solo parkruns. Regular parkrunner, Andy Easton, ran 102 laps to achieve 5K in his inaugural garden parkrun. He has redeveloped the course to create a 78m ‘U’ shape and has extended his current distance to 10k. Wonder how far he can go………..?!
I managed to achieve position 2 in my inaugural 'lockdown 2020 bilton parkrun' (Dog sprinted past me in the last 100m!) and position 1, with a PB, in the second week (left the dog at home). The coffee is pretty good in the post parkrun kitchen, but the bacon butty just doesn’t come close to that in the Black Mulberry!
In recognition of the volume of people devising home, garden and solo courses, parkrun has given their apricot tees a makeover and they can be customised with your ‘home’ parkrun name (https://www.facebook.com/parkrunUK/videos/616513988935528/). They have also added ‘We’ll get through this together’ on the sleeve. So how many home parkruns do we think will begin with ‘X’ or ‘Z’! If you have devised your own home, garden or solo parkrun, we would love to hear all about them!
The kit was feeling a little lonely this week, so the Easter bunny borrowed some of it and made up a circuits course in the garden to make sure everyone felt they had earned their chocolate eggs and bunnies! Looked easy, but hurt more than a good half-trail, half-path 5K course that we all are looking forward to getting back to at some point in the future. In the meantime, stay safe, stay well and look after each other.