@tony if you are still looking to join a running club for parkrunning might I suggest this one ...
I've not been in a book club for about 15 years but I like the sound of this
Given that I gave up running after 12 miles yesterday, now seems as good a time as any to ask people to sponsor me to run 26.2 miles ...
@CjMalone The good news is there is an offroad cyclepath along an abandoned railway line almost parallel to the road just 200 meters to the left. Which is ironically a prohibited and yet safer place to walk.
Today I calculated that is I run just under 10K every day for the rest of the year my kilometrage for the year would be 2020!
Fortunately I work in miles not kilometers so I'm not tempted to attempt such a stunt - although an average of 4.083 miles each day would see me reach 2020 kiloyards in 2020.
@jambamkin I should probably mention that mostly I use my phone to take geotagged photos that I then open in JOSM on my computer when I get home.
Seriously though it is only worth about 1% of this years mark so no resting on my laurels yet.
I've just had my 1st #OU result back, in my first assignment I got 80% - so no pressure for next time.
@jambamkin I use street complete on my phone, but then use josm when I get home to correct everything.
@tony I did something similar of the 25th of June 2016, but I visited a parkrace first, and three of the city's other fine 'spoons afterwards.
I've yet to come within even 20 seconds of that time, and can't see the PB ever falling.
I'm too much older, fatter and generally slower now
It wasn't until I got to the end that I realised that something was up, my watch seemed to be saying I was over 30
seconds quicker than usual - the SMS said it was closer to 40 seconds with a time of 21'44!
I thought my start was slower than usual, but when I reached the bandstand on the first lap I noticed I was passing people who I would normally only see in the distance - I assumed they were just having an off day, but resolved to keep in front of them.
I recall there were quite a few people missing from the start line that morning as there were a couple of big local races taking place.
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