I recently visited Drumblade parkrun. What a wonderful, friendly core team of volunteers. When I offered to help, they said all is in order but if I truly would like to help, they will let me, but instead I offered to do a write-up.
As a parkwalker, I found this course challenging. The course was signposted as follows:
Walk in the park
First, there is the ‘Walk in the Park,’ (they say) but don’t let this board fool you. This is hardly a walk in the park. The mistake I made, was to break my stride to stop and take a photo of the board. Just continue just don’t stop. Up, up, up you go, then a turn and yeah downhill. Now that is a, ‘Walk in the Park!’ Happy that I am going downhill, I tried to catch up with the ladies in front of me. Then my bubble burst, around the corner, another uphill, oh my goodness!
And they call it, ‘Mount N-Everest Base Camp,’ – ppft. There was no rest place.
My legs just went 1 step, 2 steps, 3 steps, with every right leg going forward. I counted over 300 right footsteps until I reached the…
Yes, the ‘Summit.’ But, don’t let this fool you, there’s still another 50 right footsteps or so before you get to level ground.
Shew, I made it. Right turn though the gate, down the path right thought the second gate. I hear the music, I see the timekeeper, yes, yes, yes, I have made it. I even danced going through the funnel!
In the event that you did not achieve a PB (like me ‘always’), you can still get a PB (parkrun breakfast) in the cafe after!
Drumblade parkrun should be must on your bucket list and when you do go, please take along your family and friends. It is really worth the drive.
At St Francis Bay we have a vibrant parkrun community. Not only do we receive numerous parkrun visitors to our beautiful seaside town, but we also have a local running club, St Francis Runners, that is packed full of enthusiastic participants who simply love parkrun, then we have Jean and June. Jean and…
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