Sunday, 22 January 2012

Would you like to contribute to this blog?

I would like every parkrunner to have the chance to share their own parkrun thoughts and experiences with the parkrun community by posting on the parkrunfans blog.

Everyone is welcome, whether you want to post something every day, on Saturdays or just the once. You are even welcome just to read what other contributors write. As I say, everyone is welcome.

I have been writing my own parkrunfan blog for the last year or so and I must say that I find it very rewarding.

If you would like to contribute by writing about your own thoughts and experiences of parkrun then please contact me in one of the following ways:

Twitter: @parkrunfan
Facebook: parkrunfans blog page
Alternatively add a comment against this post leaving some method by which you can be contacted.

If you are unsure about contributing please feel free to contact me by any of the means above. I can assure you that you will not be committing yourself to anything and you can contribute as much or as little as you like.


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  2. Hi there

    I'd like to contribute my parkrun story if I may. Please can you tell me how I go about it?


  3. oops sorry! you can contact me via twitter @susiesueh


    A bit of a frosty morning here in Blackpool. Finished scraping the ice off the windscreen using a credit card! ( OK, I was not in the Boys Scouts for very long) 0715hrs and I think I will venture out to the next big town, Preston. Having looked up the other day, where I could possibly participate in a “Parkrun” Well, I found one just on the outskirts of Preston. So as I had downloaded my latest app to my Android contraption I dutifully plumbed in the post code where the event was taking place.

    Heh presto! The device is now talking to me and directing me South, which I suppose is a start. I did cheat a bit, as I had viewed the venue on the internet prior to my northern excursion.

    The time now is about 0825 and the old currant bun had blistered out of the clouds shining across the river Ribble. Unbeknown to me, I had walked upon a stunning riverside reserve, married alongside a beautiful park (Avenham Park) There were two pedestrian bridges and a much larger viaduct. Now thinking, why the hell did I leave my android gismo in the car, as I could have taken some spectacular shots of the location, never mind? I am sure that one can look at other bloggers snaps.

    I arrived nice and early to meet up with a whole bunch of friendly folk. I had read up a little bit about the course and knew that it was a three lapper. What I did not know and anticipate, a really nasty 50yd (yes, I still work in pounds, shillings & pence) bloody hill. After a fifteen minute warm up I stripped down to my race clobber and headed to the start.

    Some bod shouted “GO” and we were off alongside the river bank, then the bump I had mentioned earlier. After the second lap, I was starting to feel a tiny weary attacking this hill. Third lap and the field had by now, spread out a lot, with a few lads crossing the finish line. I still had a lap to go. I had a lady who was running my pace, but trounced me three times on the dreaded hill. A half mile left and I am tailing the same lady, yes, caught her at the last 800m (back to metric lingo now) and satisfied that I had gained a few seconds on my time for this year.

    Race over and into a really posh café overlooking the flower and plant festooned park. I sat down and devoured a nice cup of cappuccino with some really friendly ladies who had entered the local half marathon, the following day.

    I walked back to my car with a local lad, who filled me in with work that has been on-going for the last two years. The council had built cycle path, and had linked up existing routes, making a continuous thirty mile route. I might explore this for a future event. Marks out of ten, well, I would have given it a ten but for that bump. 9 out of 10

    “Running, you know it makes sense”
    Tony Sheridan (Windle Valley Runners) Web Site:

  5. Tony,

    I don't think anyone will see your post here. So I will copy it to a new post of its own now.

    If you would like to contribute again in the future, please let me know and I can set you up as an author.


  6. Hi Ian,
    I'd like to add a 'flip-side of the coin' article about the run today, from my point of view. If you need to get in touch, you can message me on facebook.
    No rush - I notice you're away somewhere - just when you get a mo.

  7. Given that my professional and personal lives are never the twain for Facebook (no loss there in opinion), it's good to see a dedicated blog for Park Run. Nice to share the trials and tribulations of others who come together from a multitude of sizes, shapes and abilities.

    Vive Park Run!

  8. If you'd like to contribute your own thoughts or experiences of parkrun, you'd be very welcome.

  9. I think I might just do that. My Park Run observations tend to get mixed in too much with other musings on my own blog. You can add me as a Contributor if you like and I'll put something together.

    1. Please send me an email to and I'll send you an invite to be a contributor.


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