For wusses like me
Did Huntingdon this morning, which in fair weather is a great Saturday morning romp, but when the weather turns, it's a bit grim for my liking. Incredibly muddy this morning In parts.
Think me and Mrs Ivor will be favouring Bedford in the autumn/winter months, which is 2 and a half laps on tarmac paths. Not the most thrilling route, but a good, safe and reliable one that will always be doable whatever the weather.
Anyone got selections of Parkruns near them which become more/less appealing depending on conditions?
My local Parkrun gets incredibly muddy throughout winter. For me, this makes it worth going to!
Parts of ours gets very muddy in the winter. Much different course to the summer months. It's great.
even ifin summer off road runs are slower than the tarmac ones.depends what you want from a run.
running in the winter in the mud will make you stronger for the spring when you are ready to race.......
and its much more fun
we have 4 parkruns now withion a 15 mile radius from the house and 2 more opening up soon......my favourite one is the offroad one which is already starting to get sticky in palces
Just get the right shoes and all is fine
Two problems with muddy Parkruns are that Mrs Ivor hates running in mud, plus one of us runs with the dog, and when you factor in a bath for the dog with cleaning shoes, shower etc, a quick early morning blast suddenly accounts for most of the morning.
St Albans is on tarmac i think - around the lake at Verulamium.... and pretty flat too. I've done the Bedford run a couple of times and really enjoyed it.
Come to Peterborough. 2 large laps & one small lap, all on tarmac paths. Only the occasional flood and ice to worry about!
Eastbourne is fun in the winter, usually under water. More of a park wade.
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