Kease, too far from London parkrun tourism is very popular, for some it's a full time hobby, last week we had the chap who has the world record for the running the most different parkruns. Some of the ardent Hull parkrunners have run the Poznan parkrun, that's getting a flight from Heathrow, they do make a good weekend of it, they say they go for the parkrun, .
Now Hull is the 2017 City of Culture we may get even more people who have found us on the map and make the trip to help celebrate Hullness.
You can always be a virtual Hull parkrunner by keeping up with the race reports and photos, such a lot of photos.
Happy running, it's too early for santa hats surely, we can we start wearing them for marathon training? and of course I don't want to look silly
Hi Kease, I've developed into quite a keen parkrunner, 87 completed to date over a couple of years, still striving for pb's, I'm usually about the 22 min mark. That's on probably the flatest and fastest parkrun in the UK (if not the world, unless anyone knows of one faster) which is, my local one is Hull, in the glorious East Park, which attracts most weeks well over 300. There's always a good report on their parkrun page check it out, or come on down.
Completed the planned 30 for the week, good parkrun yesterday, muddy run across countryside today, makes you realise why we do this, great start to Sunday, then in laws and household chores.
On plans, I followed the Manchester marathon intermediate plan this year, it worked well with a PB, I tend to get obsessed with LSR's of 20 miles, which I did 3. For the Yorkshire the plan structure went to pot a bit but I did 4 x 20 mile LSR's didn't feel it really did me any good. still sub 4. I was looking at other plans, Liz Yelling concentrates on time rather than distance and a sub 4 plan is 14 weeks, it didn't seem that intense. Don't know if anyone has tried the quality over quantity training approach and did it work. Whatever plan you follow you have to trust it to get you to the start line fit and ready.