My name is Herbie, I’m a miniature schnauzer and I will be 5 years old on 1 March. There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside, smelling lamp posts and looking for cats to chase. My Instagram account is herbietheminiatureschnauzer and I have over 1700 followers from all over the world
Mum and Dad are regular parkrunners and they sometimes take me with them. I get so excited at the start that I make sure everybody knows that I’m there. I think Mum and Dad get a bit embarrassed as they keep shushing me and then take me away from the crowd. When there are other dogs there I get even more excited and I just love to say hello. Some dogs can be a bit shy so I do what I can to get them to play.
I hate getting dressed up almost as much as I hate cats. Mum and Dad have dressed me up for parkrun several times. I know that if I don’t go along with it, I’ll be left at home listening to the radio. They insist on leaving me listening to music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I wish they would realise that I’m way too young for that stuff and need to listen to today’s music.
I think I’ve now done 15 or so parkruns, and every time I swear that I’m going to behave. Unfortunately, the occasion just gets the better of me. Next week, I will definitely be a good boy and not make any noise – promise.
In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training could help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations! In this instalment, we’re discussing Strength and Conditioning….
Ngaio Kerr was visiting family in New Zealand, which meant the opportunity for some parkrun tourism! Nagio tells us about the subtle differences between parkrun in Australia and New Zealand, and reminds us that the parkrun world is small… I came home recently to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. I debated long and hard…