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Stevenage parkrun


parkrun picked in advance, course reviewed, checked for cancellation or course change, appropriate footwear selected, directions & parking set, and previous results checked to get an idea on depth of field. These are all the things that me and Other Dan should do. These are all the things that me …

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Ellenbrook Fields parkrun


Ellenbrook Fields is a 400-acre country park on a former aerodrome site situated between Hatfield and St Albans. The land was originally farmland before becoming part of the de Havilland (later British Aerospace) airfield at Hatfield. Hatfield Aerodrome was a private airfield and aircraft factory from 1930 until its closure …

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Greenwich parkrun


No cake, no fireworks, and no mass party at the finish line. An arbitrary number of runs completed at an arbitrary number of places located within the M25 boundary. All the ‘London’ parkruns. Now Lon-done. Greenwich parkrun takes place every Saturday parkrunday at Avery Hill Park. If the parkrun were …

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Tooting Common parkrun


This was meant to be the one where I nailed Lon-done. The run that complete every parkrun within the M25 boundary. Except that plans changed, life got in the way, and Greenwich still requires a visit. However, this was the one that saw a happy bunch of parkrun tourists come …

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Orpington parkrun


Our Lon-done tour is coming to an end as only Tooting Common parkrun and Greenwich parkrun remain for me after completing Orpington parkrun today. Other Dan still has the pleasure of running at Gunpowder, Hilly Fields, Walthamstow, and Bexley. We’ve been ignoring Orpington parkrun since we started our Lon-done odyssey; …

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Newbury parkrun


I roamed further afield this week to visit Newbury parkrun as Other Dan was away running one of the Polish parkruns. Newbury parkrun takes place on Greenham Common, which is famously known as the  former Royal Air Force station RAF Greenham Common and the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. The …

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Nonsuch parkrun


My Saturday morning routine usually includes Mrs Dan waving me out of the front door and asking which made up place I am visiting. She’s accepted that Gunnersbury Park, Norhala Fields, and Busy Park are all real places – she’s been there and seen them all. Hilly Fields, Raphael Park, …

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Harrow Lodge parkrun


Harrow Lodge parkrun – 5th March 2016 Greenwich parkrun – TBC Nonsuch parkrun – 12th March 2016 Orpington parkrun – TBC Tooting Common parkrun – 16th April 2016 Another Lon-done parkrun complete and only four more to go. My spreadsheet of doom is nearly all green rather than the sea …

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Riddlesdown parkrun


Riddlesdown parkrun this week in our quest to become Lon-done. Only 5 parkruns inside the M25 for me to complete and they’re all the awkward locations that we’ve been diligently ignoring. Thankfully Riddlesdown is easily accessible via the M25 so the mileage may have been high but the journey remained …

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Peckham Rye parkrun


We’re back on the Lon-done parkrun trail with a visit to Peckham Rye parkrun. Other Dan met me at Hanger Lane and I drove us through London to Peckham Rye Park. We didn’t really know what to expect from this one other than we knew it was flat and run …

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