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Posted: 22/11/2015 at 08:25

Pleased to hear that you went and enjoyed parkrun, Kate. One of the bset things about parkrun, in my opinion, is the community spirit and the fact that others of all levels are encouraged. We all start somewhere!

I'm currently coming back from a lengthy injury and receive so much support from other parkrunners. It definitely helps to keep you going! 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 12:00

Hi folks,

I've returned to drag Team RW back down most likely. Building up mileage and fitness slowly!! Hope you're all doing well 

orthotics causing blisters

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 06:46

If they're not full length maybe you could put them under the shoe insole for a bit. I did blister badly with mine when I started running and was advised to maybe try 10 mins, then take them out, then build it up.

Failing that, speak to the podiatrist again 

orthotics causing blisters

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:59
Build up the time with them. It takes a good while for you feet to get used to them. When I had orthotics previously I was advised to wear them for walking initially and ease into running. Take it easy & you'll get there.

Cold, white, painful fingers

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 06:29

Silk liner gloves (you can get them in outdoor shops are good). I often find that I can run without gloves but it's the change from outdoors to indoors that triggers it due to the temperature shift, so try putting gloves on as soon as you get inside or into the car & that might help to begin. 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:01

I'm a regular at our local parkrun, and it's very inclusive. Everyone should be welcome, regardless of speed! As long as you can cover 5k there shouldn't be any issue - whether you walk or run is dependent on how you feel on any given day.

If you need any reassurance I'd suggest contacting the local event team by e-mail (it's always on the home page of the event) and I'm sure you'll get a welcome response.

San Silvestre 10k Barcelona

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:12

Entered it quite a few years back and although the form was not in English it was straightforward. Can't find anything.

Might be worth a shout to the tourist board in Barcelona - I'm sure they could point you in the right direction. 

10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 07:22

Just realised I never did get round to further updates. Nothing to do with the plan, but an epic fail for me! Stopped running in April with a foot injury and have been out since. Hoping to start running again in September. 

First world problems.

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 07:48

The cafe that we go to after our weeky parkrun has stopped selling teacakes! 

Adequate gloves for very VERY COLD weather..

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 07:45

Mittens are definitely better than gloves for keeping warmth in. Liners are also useful if you get very cold hands - silk liners are good & you can get them in outdoor shops.

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