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My #parkrun 2023 Journey

This year's running targets are:

  • To complete my 100th volunteer stint and get my 100 Volunteer T-shirt Achieved
  • To complete the Carlisle 5k Series Achieved
  • To run a 10k race every month of the year
  • To achieve ‘Single-Ton' badge (100 parkruns at the same location) Achieved
  • To achieve ‘Jetsetter' badge (parkruns in 5 different countries – hoping for Rotterdam & Isle of Man) Partly-Achieved – ran in both Rotterdam & Isle of Man, but Isle of Man didn't count for the Jetsetter badge, so this is extended to 2024 when we'll run in a new country [TBC].
  • To run the Glasgow Great Scottish Run 10k Achieved
  • To get my weight below 11st BIG fail!

Ongoing Stretch Goals:

Run 5k in 25:55 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

Run 10k in 51:41 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

My parkrun tourism 2023 aspirations:

Whitehaven, Rothay Park, Rotterdam, Nobles (Isle of Man), Edinburgh and more [TBC] πŸ™‚


132 – Saturday 14th January at Carlisle:

132 – Saturday 21st January: parkrun cancelled due to ice, BUT ran 10k Carlisle Resolution on the Sunday

133 – Saturday 28th January at Carlisle:

133 – Saturday 4th February at Carlisle – 73rd volunteer this week (barcode scanning).

Barcode scanning at Carlisle parkrun
Barcode scanning at Carlisle parkrun

XBorder Carlisle to Gretna 10k

133 – Saturday 11th February: No parkrun due to holiday in Benidorm, however, 4 x beach runs to make up for it:

134 – Saturday 18th February at Carlisle:

135 – Saturday 25th February at Carlisle:

136 – Saturday 4th March at Carlisle:

136 – Saturday 11th March at Carlisle. No run today, 77th volunteering stint as a barcode scanner.

Volunteering at Carlisle parkrun
What being a barcode scanner looks like at Carlisle parkrun

Pix from the Carlisle Half & 10k on Sunday 12th March …

137 – Saturday 18th March at Carlisle:

138 – Saturday 25th March at Edinburgh:

I volunteered as report writer at Edinburgh, here is my run report:

139 – Saturday 1st April at Carlisle:

My 80th volunteering shift.

140 – Saturday 8th April at Carlisle:

141 – Saturday 15th April at Carlisle:

142 – Saturday 22nd April at Carlisle:

143 – Saturday 29th April at Carlisle:

144 – Saturday 6th May at Carlisle:

‘Single-Ton' badge achieved today – running 100Β  parkruns at a single event.

Carlisle Urban Trail 10k
Carlisle Urban Trail 10k on Wednesday 19th May 2023

145 – Saturday 13th May at Carlisle:

146 – Saturday 20th May at Zuiderpark in Den Haag, Rotterdam:

147 – Saturday 27th May at Carlisle:

100k run in May 2023

148 – Saturday 3rd June at Carlisle:

Saturday 10th June at Carlisle [no run- volunteering]:

Morecambe 10k:

149 – Saturday 17th June at Carlisle:

My 150th parkrun

150 – Saturday 24th June at Market Rasen Racecourse:

New PB achieved!

Market Rasen parkrun result

M-Sport 5k:

Saturday 1st July at Crichton in Dumfries – barcode scanning volunteer, due to Kirkbride 10k the following day:

Kirkbride 10k

151 – Saturday 8th July at Nobles in the Isle of Man:

My run report:

Sport in Action 5k:

Sport in Action 5k

152 – Saturday 15th July at Carlisle:

153 – Saturday 22nd July at Carlisle:

154 – Saturday 29th July at Carlisle:

Saturday 5th August at [Carlisle]: 95th volunteer – barcode scanning.

155 – Saturday 12th August at Carlisle: [Tail walker]

156 – Saturday 19th August at Lytham Hall:

Saturday 26th August at Carlisle – no run today, barcode scanning volunteer (volunteer number 97).

157 – Saturday 2nd September at Carlisle:

158 – Saturday 9th September at Carlisle:

159 – Saturday 16th September at Market Rasen Racecourse:

100th parkrun volunteer completed today!

100th parkrun volunteer
100th parkrun volunteer
Half-marathon Strava info
Half-marathon Strava info

160 – Saturday 23rd September at Carlisle:

Saturday 30th September at Carlisle – volunteering as barcode scanner today – volunteer number 102.

161 – Saturday 7th October at Carlisle:

My 5th parkrun anniversary!

162 – Saturday 14th October at Hull (East Park):

163 – Saturday 21st October at Carlisle:

164 – Saturday 28th October at Carlisle:

Saturday 4th November at Carlisle – no run/barcode scanning (volunteer 104).

Saturday 11th November at Carlisle – no run due to entering Zurrieq 10k in Malta:

Saturday 18th November at Carlisle – no run/barcode scanning (volunteer 105).

166 – Saturday 25th November at Silloth – no run/tail-walking (volunteer 106):

167 – Saturday 2nd December Cancelled due to ice

168 – Saturday 9th December at [TBC]:

169 – Saturday 16th December at [TBC]:

170 – Saturday 23rd December at [TBC]:

171 – Monday 25th December at [TBC]:

171 – Saturday 30th December at [TBC]:

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