Apparently, in our household, a Saturday just isn’t a Saturday without a parkrun. So despite beginning a ‘relaxing’ weekend away in London, we both got up at some ungodly hour to track down the nearest event. Highbury Fields is a pleasant little park, but its quaintness meant that the parkrun route was five and a bit laps of the perimeter. I was a bit concerned at the thought of running round and round in circles, but it was a pleasant morning and I managed not to get dizzy. This was a small parkrun by current northeast standards but it seemed to be very typical for a London parkrun, where Mayor Boris is supporting events to attempt to establish one in every borough. The organisers were pleased with a record attendance on the day of 51. Both Alister and I ran a decent time, with Alister conserving himself for his moment of fame later on in the day at the Olympic Park 5 mile run – who spotted him on the telly?? He was overjoyed to find a McDonalds next to the designated parkrun cafe, so he even managed to sneak in a McDonalds breakfast while chatting to the very friendly and welcoming organisers (Paul and David) and enjoying the post-run coffee.
Highbury Fields parkrun, Saturday, March 31, 2012
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