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  • Considering that there were over 160,000 people took part in parkrun in the UK last weekend it’s not surprising that there are a few bad eggs. We’ve had it too, and we try to deal with it swiftly. We don’t have police powers or anything like that, but the “serious” runners in particular don’t like it if we take them out of the results (but happily…[Read more]

  • JillyMP and Profile picture of AdamAdam are now friends 1 week, 5 days ago

  • Disclosure: I’m a parkrun event ambassador so assume a biased opinion.

    parkrun do not organise races; it’s very specifically a “timed run” (it started as Bush Park Time Trial, before “parkrun” came to be). It is timed so you can measure your own achievements or compare yourself to others if you want to. Calling it a “race” puts off a large…[Read more]

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month ago

    I try to avoid cows too (stupid and dangerously heavy). Sounds like a lovely route in a wonderful part of the world.

  • Adam posted a new run 1 month ago

    • Run date: 23 June, 2019
    • Run time: 1:13:35
    • Distance: 15 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Feeling better – less heavy – than the last couple of runs and it wasn’t quite as hot as I though it was going to be. Slowed the pace down a touch (especially as the first 6½km were all uphill) and enjoyed being out.

  • Adam posted a new run 1 month ago

    • Run date: 22 June, 2019
    • Run time: 36:53
    • Distance: 7.65 km
    • Terrain: Off-road
    • Comments:

      Needed to work off some stress from the day so popped out around the nature reserve for a bit. Feeling heavy again, but there could be a number of reasons for that so nothing to worry about. Saw a fox – haven’t seen one at the nature reserve before.

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month ago

    As Ian says – nicely judged splits.

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month ago

    Sounds like we had the same experience today. Roll on tomorrow.

  • Adam posted a new run 1 month ago

    • Run date: 19 June, 2019
    • Run time: 46.30
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      I didn’t mind the rain (drizzle, really) but it felt like a bit of a slog today. Settled into my default pace and kept plugging away until I got home. Nothing to do but forget about that one, the next run will be better!

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month ago

    @jillymp Yes the lower legs do need to be eased into it carefully. For me it was the calf rather than the Achilles. I’ve run in 3-4mm drop shoes for a long time (Brooks Pureflow) and zero drop for a shorter time (Altra Escalante) and seem to be OK now. But you have to be really careful getting to this point else you find yourself off running for a…[Read more]

  • Adam posted a new run 1 month ago

    • Run date: 17 June, 2019
    • Run time: 57:37
    • Distance: 11.1 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      A lunchtime pootle. Explored a previously untravelled footpath and some rarely used ones. No need to run quickly, just enjoyed being outside.

  • Adam posted a new run 1 month ago

    • Run date: 16 June, 2019
    • Run time: 23:25
    • Distance: 5 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Back to running-friendly weather after my trip to Taiwan!

      Decided to go with Vibram five fingers today – haven’t worn them for a run in a couple of years and now my calves can cope with the lack of heel/toe drop. I’m not so used to the lack of cushioning though, the soles of my feet took a bit of a battering.

    • Speedy!

    • Interesting to run in those Adam, I’m always tempted but afraid my Achilles may complain.
      Speedy 5k too 🏃‍♂️

    • Adam replied 1 month ago

      @jillymp Yes the lower legs do need to be eased into it carefully. For me it was the calf rather than the Achilles. I’ve run in 3-4mm drop shoes for a long time (Brooks Pureflow) and zero drop for a shorter time (Altra Escalante) and seem to be OK now. But you have to be really careful getting to this point else you find yourself off running for a…[Read more]

    • May try a short 50 metre barefoot jog on grass? Or even 25m… will look into Pureflow. I get on with my Innov8 talons which have a low drop, but all my other shoes are higher. May see what I can find….

    • Run date: 9 June, 2019
    • Run time: 50:00
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Out in Taipei for business and wanted to log a run while I’m here, hoping to banish any jetlag. Set off earlyish (7:45) to avoid the heat but it was already over 30C and humid so any thoughts of running quickly were shelved.

      After 10km I walked for a bit (about a mile) then another 3 slow km back to my hotel, where I immediately washed all my…[Read more]

    • Run date: 6 June, 2019
    • Run time: 1:21:09
    • Distance: 16.5 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Won’t be able to go out for a few days so went for a longish steady one over the hill and round and about a bit. Trundled up the hill without stopping and found it easier than usual – happy days! Also found a short Strava segment that was an easy target to steal the fastest time 🙂

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Local club races are great fun. Well done on a good effort and time!

    • Run date: 3 June, 2019
    • Run time: 43:35
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Fancied a faster one today. Great conditions and a much needed break from sitting at my desk. Happy with that!

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Decent time and position given the conditions today. Sounds like a bit of a nightmare of a route too.

  • Adam replied to the topic ESCAPE FROM GREAT BRITAIN in the forum ultra 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    If you can run that far and you’re still smiling then you’re unstoppable! Brilliant running!

    • Run date: 1 June, 2019
    • Run time: 25:01
    • Distance: 5.56 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      I’m not normally a morning runner but wanted to try out my new shoes and I might not get another chance this weekend. Rewarded with glorious weather. Several other runners out today, none of them acknowledged my hellos …

  • Adam commented on the run 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Sounds like a great run, lots of climbing can be hard work but always nicer when off road!

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