The one with the pebble dashing, people spotted in bushes, core blimey, "new' parkrun courses, how to get your virtual parkrun fix and where we learn resistance isn't futile.
So here we are again, another Saturday without parkrun but there seems to be a lot more of you engaging and sharing your stories which is brilliant to see. parkrun may have been postponed, but parkrun community certainly hasn't. Do continue to adhere to the guidelines folks and keep everyone safe.
One again, the call went out on Facebook and first over the line with a 5k report was Paul BREWER fresh from our first 'new" parkrun course of St Ann's Well Gardens. He suggested this would be a good parkrun course? See for yourself (and good luck writing THAT course description)
5km wasn't the be-all-and-end-all distance for Prommers today. All sorts of meterage and mileage recorded and well done to everyone who got out the door or will do later.
The next "new" location saw the inaugural Hove Lagoon Bowls Club parkrun where all finishers shared the same surname. First (and only) two across the line were Simon and Alison PORGES and both established course records in the process.
Always nice to hear from the tourists and Matthew STOREY once again reported in from his morning run and seemed to take evasive action (for medicinal reasons of course) when seeing a friend running the other way. Well, why else would you be hiding in the bushes?
Everyone will be discovering new routes over the coming weeks, and well done to a new niche club that seems to be starting up - pebble dashing! (No, not what you were thinking).
Shout out to Amanda TOMBS who took to the beach to get a tough workout for sure.
Mother Nature didn't let us down today and it has been a windy one so far! So naturally some of you chose to exercise indoors. One of our most runniest of parkrunners, Isobel MUIR got the resistance bands out (now do you get the Star Trek reference?), it was core (blimey) work from core team member Helen BLOCK, whilst Celina TICKNER went turbo charged in the back garden.
If you're lacking in motivation, check out citystrides.com - you can link your Strava or other running app to it and it adds all of your routes onto a map. For those of you so inclined, you can go and run new streets to colour in the gaps!
There are no prizes for guessing which parkrun course features below! Check it out!
For those of you who like a good quiz, don't forget to check out our Facebook page where we're doing a quiz a week and to keep that parkrun theme to it, you knock seconds off your time for each correct answer. Check out our Facebook page for more details
If you like your podcasts, you're spoiled for choice! With Me Now is an independant podcast all about parkrun featuring Danny Norman and Nicola Forwood from the parkrun show which preceded it. Also available is Free Weekly Timed presented by Vassos Alexander and Helen Williams, and if that isn't enough for you, check out parkrun Adventurers which is recorded in Australia (and Hove Prom does get a mention from a roving reporter!)
Also, there's the Big parkrun Quiz which is broadcast live on the official parkrun YouTube channel (check social media for the times) so there's lots of ways to keep engaged.
This weeks virtual heroes were:
Paul BREWER * Emma BRISTOW * Matthew STOREY * Alison PORGES * Simon PORGES * Brenda WILLIAMS * Amanda TOMBS * Dave VISE * Beth ANTON * Dave SKINNER * Georgia CARRICK * Karen BENNETT * Mark BROCKLEHURST * Amy JORBELL * Lesley LEWIS * Jim FLYNN * Chantal PENRHYN * Daisy VASANTHAKUMAR * Charlotte PRINGLE * Isobel MUIR * Celina TICKNER * Helen BLOCK * Philippa BULL * Clare RYAN
Keep being engaging folks - make sure you tell any of your parkrun friends that we're keeping the spirit alive! As long as you keep telling us what you're doing, we'll create a run report (or resistance report if you prefer). Do stay safe, respect the rules and where possible, make the most of your exercise - however you choose to take it.
And don't lose sight of your parkrun dreams. In closing, spend a few moments listening to parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE. We've got all this waiting for us, when the time is right: