Clacton Seafront parkrun

Clacton Seafront parkrun

Clacton Seafront parkrun   Clacton Seafront parkrun is based on the Essex coast. There is plenty of free car parking on Marine Parade and public toilets on the lower prom, which were free and open before parkrun . The start and finish is by the Toby Carvery, but I wouldn’t advise parking there during parkrun,…

Harcourt Hill parkrun

Harcourt Hill parkrun

Harcourt Hill parkrun Harcourt Hill parkrun is based in Oxford, at one of the Oxford Brookes University campuses. The start and finish is just behind the Brookes Sport building and there is free parking (until 10am) for over 100 cars. The postcode provided (OX2 9AT) took us to Harcourt Hill, but not quite to the…

Haverhill parkrun

Haverhill parkrun

Haverhill parkrun   Haverhill parkrun is in Suffolk, but very near the border with Cambridgeshire. The start and finish is next to Cleves Road, but the course page asks runners not to park there (technically, it says Cleves Way, but they do mean Cleves Road) and the reason why became apparent when we drove down…

Penrose parkrun

Penrose parkrun

Penrose parkrun   This week we’re off to Penrose parkrun in Cornwall – currently the most south-westerly parkrun in mainland UK. Using postcode TR13 0RA, the satnav took us directly to the large, free carpark near the start (the car park entrance is next to Flora Motors). It can accommodate over 100 cars so I…

Queen Elizabeth parkrun

Queen Elizabeth parkrun

Queen Elizabeth parkrun   Queen Elizabeth parkrun is a two-lap, hilly trail run around the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, about 15 miles north of Portsmouth. No postcode is provided on the parkrun page, but PO8 0QE is a nearby postcode and then you need to follow the brown signs for the Country Park. The car…

Polar Vantage M Review RunScribe Plus

Polar Vantage M and RunScribe Plus

  The new Polar Vantage M is a fully featured triathlon watch and the cheaper sibling of the Vantage V. Both of the Vantage models have many features in common including full, native support for running power from RunScribe (and STRYD). REVIEW LINK TO : Polar Vantage M Why RunScribe Plus? We all know that…

Holkham parkrun

Holkham parkrun   Holkham parkrun is a completely stunning one-lapper around the grounds of Holkham Hall in Norfolk.   If driving, use postcode NR23 1RH – this will get you to the entrance gates of the property, in Park Road. Drive in towards the Hall and you should be met by a member of staff who…

Zwift 5 – Full Images for NYC 2118

Zwift World 5 is set in 2118 with suspended glass cycleways zipping through the Manhattan skyline. Yes you can now cycle through CENTRAL PARK and there is a 9.7km route which also takes in The Guggenheim, The Met, the El Dorado Hotel and Tavern on the Green over a pretty flat route. Don’t worry there…

parkrun | Before and After | 14 years on

  Those are pictures from one of the first parkruns and one of the most recent parkruns at Bushy Park where parkrun started in 2004 (2 October). Today was parkrun’s 14th Birthday. Before: Here is a link to the first ever, ever, ever parkrun results http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bushy/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=1 with the mens ‘event’ won by Chris Owens (Ranelagh…

Jersey parkrun

Jersey parkrun

Jersey parkrun Jersey parkrun is currently the only parkrun in Jersey and is based in the area of St Brelade, which is only a 20 minute walk from the airport and a further 20 minute walk to the coast. Those wishing to do Jersey parkrun as part of a day trip to Jersey could easily…

Dartford Heath parkrun

Dartford Heath parkrun

Dartford Heath parkrun   Situated in south east London / Kent, not far from the M25, Dartford Heath parkrun is a lovely two-lap course, entirely on flat trail paths. The nearest car park to the start line, on Heath Lane, is very small and will probably be full by 8.30am. Car parking is a bit…

Morzine, France 2018

Alps 2018 – Gadgets On Tour

I’ve been quiet here recently. Partly because of other work and partly because of a family trip to the Alps.My proper France bike trip is in a few weeks. So the Alps Trip was to test out my bike setup, eat some cheese and start tapering for my A race. As we all know tapering…

Rutland Water parkrun

Rutland Water parkrun

Rutland Water parkrun Based in the East Midlands, Rutland Water parkrun is a straightforward out-and-back along the scenic reservoir. There is a very large car park so there should be space for everyone, though the SatNav will not quite get you there, so I would suggest using “Rutland Water car park” on Normanton Road in…