Name: Conor Brooke-Tyrrell
Local parkrun: Marlay park
Number of parkruns completed: 5
How did you get involved in parkrun?
I always liked sport but up until my mid-twenties, I had always participated in team sports, leaving hobbies like running to short bursts around a pitch. As the years went by the body took a few too many injuries and I decided to move to a non-contact sport. Hence the running!
What do you love about parkrun?
I like the timing element of a parkrun. Although it’s not super competitive I’ve always found you push yourself a little harder when there are people around.
Who do you participate with?
I just do it by myself! It’s a great way to start the weekend…
How has parkrun impacted positively on your family outside of 9:30am on a Saturday?
It helped my running training as it forced me to focus on short distance runs as well as the longer ones. In terms of family, maybe my girlfriend likes my waistline more!
What was your best parkrun experience?
When I broke the 20-minute mark. That was a personal goal I had set for nearly a year so it was very satisfying to achieve it.
What advice would you give to someone who’s never been to parkrun?
Just do it once and you’ll be hooked. You might leave the pints on Friday and you’ll feel better!
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