Parkrun Alphabet Challenge: Parkrun Tourism
So… you may know from past posts that I’m pretty much addicted to Parkrun. If you haven’t heard of Parkrun, it’s a free weekly timed 5k that happens in parks all over the world at 9am on Saturday mornings.
I’ve been going to Parkrun for a couple of years on and off, although last year I went most Saturday’s if I could. It’s a fantastic way to keep fit and meet other like-minded people and there’s just a fab, supportive atmosphere. It doesn’t matter how fast you go, you can walk, jog, run or sprint – it’s open to everyone.
I used to just go to my local Parkrun, but then last year I started to get a bit bored and started getting into Parkrun tourism, which is basically running at different Parkruns across the country/world.
I have now done 48 Parkruns in 12 different locations – which to be honest, I did not forsee when I made my new years resolution to give Parkrun a try back in January 2017. It just gets very addictive! I’ve had about 6 weeks away from Parkrun due to holidays etc and I’m itching to get back!
What is the Parkrun alphabet challenge?
My target this year was to get to 50 Parkruns, which I should hopefully complete this month.
Earlier this year I came across the Parkrun alphabet challenge, which is basically running a Parkrun starting with every letter of the alphabet.
As soon as I saw this alphabet challenge, I just thought YES I HAVE to do this!
I actually started doing some Parkrun tourism last year but I think this challenge is more of a long term/ongoing one, it may take a bit of time and planning to complete.
For every new Parkrun I do, I will write a blog and Instagram post about it and add it to this alphabet challenge post. I’d really love to do a Parkrun abroad too. Exciting? Very! 😀
Parkrun alphabet challenge: a list of the Parkruns I have done so far (blog posts to follow):
A – Andover
B– Bushy Park
C – Crewe, Chester, Congleton
E – Erdigg (Wrexham)
W– Worcester Pitchcroft
Have you ever completed a Parkrun? Would you ever complete a challenge like this? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
Photo by Magda Ehlers
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