We have two very different (not)parkrun stories to share with you today:
It was a glorious day at today’s (not)parkrun.
Since moving to NZ Invercargill parkrun has been on my list to visit, but with that not happening anytime soon I decided to do a bit of (not)parkrun virtual tourism and set my parkrun location to Invercargill.
Today’s course was a visit to a lockdown 2020 course. A 2 lapper around Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.
The course was chosen as it is simple to follow, just keep turning right until you get to 5km, and it’s near a really good cafe too!
A few people from Hamilton Roadrunners came out to take part too, some representing Hamilton Lake and The University of Waikato. We kicked off with a warm up to Footloose and off we ran, walked and jogged.
I had a new pair of trainers to try out and see if I could beat my course time from last year and I did by 2 seconds!
I’d also forgotten my headphones but it was really nice running listening to the birds.
We then headed to the cafe for a post (not)parkrun hot chocolate and cake to celebrate my birthday yesterday. It was very much needed.
Well done to the 17 Invercargill parkrunners, so far, who have got out and braved the elements this week and logged a (not)parkrun.
For those struggling to get out I’d recommend keep the parkrun routine. Aim to go out at your usual parkrun time and even go with a few friends if it helps. A course near a good cafe is also a good motivator so you can grab that post (not)parkrun drink as a reward for getting out there!