Earlier this year I set a few goals to aim for at parkrun for 2017 (in this post here) and, midway through September, I am pleasantly surprised to have just achieved the main three.
The first to tick off was 100 runs at my home parkrun of Cardiff Blackweir.
The second was getting to 25 volunteering shifts and this was much-accelerated by the discovery that volunteering at junior parkrun also counted towards this total. I have thoroughly enjoyed a few shifts on Sunday mornings and it’s great to see so many kids involved. Hopefully my boy will be taking part before too long!
So that left the target of 20 locations and this Saturday I had an opportunity to do a bit of parkruntourism again. It was up to Maesteg and it was a very friendly event with a lovely atmosphere. The course was four laps with a little hill at the start of each. It was nice to be out again after resting all week. A great morning (although there was a nervous moment when my barcode wouldn’t scan at first) and it was followed by a #nicecupoftea too. As always, thanks to all marshals and volunteers.
So with a few months still to go, I am making a few updates – 25 locations and 30 volunteering shifts are the new aims and we’ll see how it goes!
(I will admit there was a fourth possible parkrun target but I am not confident in it – going sub20 again is just not something I am aiming at really at the moment!)