News - 18th November 2020

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rn parkrun - Robert Noone

Name: Robert Noone


Age: 60


Occupation: Business Consultant


Local parkrun: Castlebar, Co Mayo


Number of parkruns completed: 92


How did you first get involved in parkrun?

I used to run years ago; parkrun helped me get back to regular running and rediscover my love for it!


How have you been completing your (not)parkruns?

I’ve kept up running during the lockdown, I have local loop that’s 6.3Km and I do that at least once a week. I use Strava to mark a 5Km segment of the loop and that’s my (not)parkrun.


How has (not)parkrun helped you over the past few months?

It provides a little bit of discipline and incentive to get out each week and log a result.


What do you miss the most about parkrun?

I was on track to complete my 100th parkrun before my 60th birthday. This had been a major personal milestone for 18 months prior to lockdown. I got to 92!


What are you looking forward to the most when parkrun returns?

Getting out and completing my 100th parkrun and also trying to break my personal best of 25mins again.


What is your favourite parkrun memory?

I like visiting other towns and doing their courses and meeting their community. I love the wooded trails.


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