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Thread: Are Park Runs Destructive ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Head View Post
    You could have managed 57 parkruns Swoop if you'd done the Lancaster trial last Sunday afternoon, 36 runners on Sunday, I'm guessing there could be a few more on Saturday
    A slight increase in runners yesterday, 374 including at least 3 or 4 forumites

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    OK, so it had to happen sometime: a council taking a punt at the ever-growing parkrun brigade.
    I am sure most of you will have seen the story in this week's national news.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-36041059
    Stoke Gifford Parish Council (Bristol) miffed at the alleged accelerated-destruction being caused to their tarmac paths.
    Lots of commentary on FB as well. Will be interesting to see developments out of this.
    Official parkrun response here:
    http://www.parkrun.org.uk/news/2016/...arkrun-update/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Head View Post
    A slight increase in runners yesterday, 374 including at least 3 or 4 forumites
    Got to my first one (in Lancaster) this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it, cracking weather mind. Close enough to jog from home as my warm-up.
    I was a bit of an oddball until I was abducted by aliens; but I'm perfectly OK now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    Got to my first one (in Lancaster) this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it, cracking weather mind. Close enough to jog from home as my warm-up.
    Good to see you there Ian. You certainly looked (maybe too) warmed up when I spotted you. It's a great route. The hills, even though not big, really make it interesting. 1st in categorie for you, nice one.

    A few at the pointy end managed to go the wrong route at the bottom of the first descent on the 2nd lap. They turned left, instead of right. I wondered why the speedy First Lady passed me twice. She Still beat me by 15 seconds. Not a good run today for me. Love the Parkrun though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lucker View Post
    Good to see you there Ian. You certainly looked (maybe too) warmed up when I spotted you. It's a great route. The hills, even though not big, really make it interesting. 1st in categorie for you, nice one.

    A few at the pointy end managed to go the wrong route at the bottom of the first descent on the 2nd lap. They turned left, instead of right. I wondered why the speedy First Lady passed me twice. She Still beat me by 15 seconds. Not a good run today for me. Love the Parkrun though.
    Some of you guys would enjoy the Witton one.
    It's probably about 75% trail and has just over 200ft of climb per lap on a two lap route.
    A couple of months ago I ran down there, did 2 laps warm up, 2 laps in the Parkrun and then a lap to finish off after and clocked up 7.8 miles and 1040ft.
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    Is that the famous East Lancs mountain running venue Witton?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    Is that the famous East Lancs mountain running venue Witton?
    It only uses the nursery slopes
    But it's decent speed work for a hill runner.
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    Do the cable cars run in "summer"?
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    Select group of forumites at Roundhay this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by socks View Post
    Select group of forumites at Roundhay this morning
    The SSS - Socks, Stagger & Swoop. Great to see you & Trev this morning.

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