Hi J1m, just stumbled across your post ...
I've been running Dulwich parkrun since August this year and have completed 9 or 10 now I think. The last three that I've run competitively have all been just sub 20 - 19:50, 19:47, 19:51 ... I wonder if you're still aiming to get under 20 or if you've already done it now? I'll next be running Dulwich on 29/12. Send me a message if you like or post here in the forums as you prefer.
I was at Dulwich parkrun this morning. Were you I wonder? I finished in 16th in 20:29 TBC - at the time of writing I'm an "uknown", but that should change shortly. Definitely feeling a bit worse for Christmas eating and I backed off from 20 minute pace at about 3.5k / 4k. I'm hoping to be making a PB attempt sometime in late January or February.
I have other commitments on Saturday mornings during school terms, but will check my diary and post again with a view to perhaps meeting up at Dulwich parkrun and running together?
I'll be at Dulwich parkrun on 5 Jan 2013 and then 16 Feb and 23 Feb 2013 after that ...
I won't be ready for 20 myself on 5 Jan so happy to pace some other time if you like?
Did you make it this morning? How did it go? I managed 20:07 which, considering my recent mince pie intake, I'm very happy with
16th Feb still most likely to be my next one
Will update if that changes.
Last minute cancellation of my Saturday work commitment meant I ran Crystal Palace on 19 January. Were you there I wonder? [Goes to check results page for Jims ...]
Hi J1M, Cicero,
I just sumbled accross your posts as well
I did my first ever Dulwich Parkrun on Saturday. I managed to get round in under 20mins, despite the snow. --- There is a good picture here - http://youcantrunaway.com/anyone-notching-a-pb-in-this-is-due-a-chat-with-oprah/
There's a good crowd down there but three laps is a little bit repetitive. Have you done the one in Brockwell Park?
No, not done Brockwell Park yet, but it's on my list
If either of you use twitter I'm @cicerunner ...
To anyone else stumbling across this who'd like to join/continue the conversation, I'm @CiceRunner on Twitter. Potentially a much better forum for communication than this.
Just resurrecting this: one of my friends who normally runs Brockwell is likely to run Dulwich. How much faster is it and what is it like underfoot? Any help would be appreciated.
alehouse - I've done both. I'd say Dulwich is one of the quickest parkruns there is, maybe half a minute quicker than Brockwell Park. (I beat my 5,000m track PB the only time I did it!) Very smooth tarmac underfoot, much nicer than Brockwell Park which can be quite rough in places. Basically 3 x 1M anti-clockwise laps with gently curving left hand bends all the way round.
Thanks Phil! Thought you might reply!
Dulwich is my local and I have done it about 6 or 7 times - PB is 19:49. It is obviously quick. What are the other good parkruns in SE London? How do Brockwell, Crystal Palace, Hilly Fields etc compare?
Dan - depends what you're looking for in a parkrun. Dulwich is easily the quickest of those. Actually I've not done the parkruns at either Hilly Fields or Crystal Palace but I'm familiar with the places themselves. Our club regularly uses Hilly Fields for, er, hill sessions. The clue's in the name but it's quite hilly! You've also got the "Greenwich" parkrun which is actually run in Avery Hill Park over Eltham way. That's sort of flattish with the odd rise, but mainly grass and some tarmac surfaces, maybe 40-45 secs slower than Dulwich, nice park.
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