the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

Park Run: great way to start Christmas Day

on December 25, 2017

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Although we weren’t wearing Santa suits, David and I completed parkrun in Weymouth on Christmas morning. This was a splendid way to start the day: up before our guest and back home before all but two had risen. The Weymouth 5km route is mainly flat and today I completed the course in 31:20 (although this is a whole minute slower than my personal best)! Parkrun has been an absolute revelation to me. I never thought I would enjoy running but now I’m completely hooked and I love getting up on Saturday mornings to celebrate the weekend with a run.

Even away from home, I’ve managed to complete parkruns in Edinburgh, Cambridge, Nonsuch Park, Richmond Park and Lanhydrock in Cornwall. If you’ve never thought about running before, do consider giving parkrun a go. Each parkrun is organised on a weekly basis, free of charge. The 5km runs are open to everyone and are safe and easy to join. Events take place in pleasant parkland from recreational grounds to historic surroundings in National Trust properties.

The next run is on Saturday 30 December so don’t miss out!


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