Friday, 7 December 2012

Politicians at parkrun

Having recently been made aware that Harriet Harman MP has run a parkrun, I started to wonder whether any other politicians run at parkrun. Who are these parkrun politicians? So I decided to do a little digging and this is what I found.

Of course I am not 100% certain that all of these are the politicians, but it would be nice to think that some of them might be:

David Cameron, Waterworks parkrun, 1 run
George Osbourne, Bushy parkrun, 3 runs
Ken Livingston(e), Bramhall parkrun, 175 runs
Ed Ball(he left the 's' off for anonimity), Cardiff parkrun, 6 runs
Gordon Brown, Falkirk, 3 runs

There are a few MPs from yester-year too:
(Sir) Patrick Mayhew, Harrogate parkrun, 2 runs
David Steele, Edinburgh parkrun, 86 runs
Michael Foot, Albert Melbourne parkrun, 5 runs
James Callaghan, Brockwell parkrun, 2 runs
Harry Wilson (his less formal name), Grovelands parkrun, 1 run

And of course:
William Pitt (the much younger I assume),  Swindow parkrun, 5 runs

And from the US, we have a few ex-presidents now making the occasional parkrun appearance:
George Bush, Worcester parkrun, 2 runs
John Kennedy, Bedfont Lakes parkrun, 4 runs
Andrew Johnson, Bramhall parkrun, 3 runs
John Adams, Coventry parkrun, 6 runs
Benjamin Harrison, Newport parkrun, 1 run

There are also those that have signed up but haven't yet run:
Will(iam) Hague, Tom Jefferson, Richard Nixon and Gerald(ine) Ford

I'm sure there must be more political figures at parkrun, but these are all I have managed to find so far.

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