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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 11 Aug 2019, 20:22
by tractakid
Bit stupid to drive 120 miles to parkrun and thn the same back again, but Tawd Valley parkrun was fantastic. Proper course of two halves, the first half was an urban cyclepath under 4 underpasses, the second half was a narrow, muddy trail through a pretty river valley. Just the one lap too.

I realised that if I wanted to run the course, I'd have to make the effort to get there, as I would never find myself on holiday in Skelmersdale :lol:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 06:30
by dstock17
Why stupid I drove to Newquay 360 mile round trip.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 07:50
by Going Underground
Soup Dragon wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 16:54

Congratulations to Going Underground, 36:59 at Highbury Fields completes his "Stopwatch Bingo" challenge.
I don't believe you have this badge Andi :wink:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 08:53
by michael_churchill
tractakid wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 20:22
Bit stupid to drive 120 miles to parkrun and thn the same back again, but Tawd Valley parkrun was fantastic. Proper course of two halves, the first half was an urban cyclepath under 4 underpasses, the second half was a narrow, muddy trail through a pretty river valley. Just the one lap too.

I realised that if I wanted to run the course, I'd have to make the effort to get there, as I would never find myself on holiday in Skelmersdale :lol:
Incidentally, YouTube has started suggesting parkrun videos to me (I've never searched YouTube for parkrun, but Google knows everything :x )
I watched one from "The Running Channel" called "We Try EXTREME parkrun Tourism". The lady filming it left her home in London at 3:30am to fly to Jersey from Southend, arriving in time to jog from the airport to the parkrun.
That's pretty extreme for "day of" travel.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 16:34
by nozzacook
michael_churchill wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 08:53
tractakid wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 20:22
Bit stupid to drive 120 miles to parkrun and thn the same back again, but Tawd Valley parkrun was fantastic. Proper course of two halves, the first half was an urban cyclepath under 4 underpasses, the second half was a narrow, muddy trail through a pretty river valley. Just the one lap too.

I realised that if I wanted to run the course, I'd have to make the effort to get there, as I would never find myself on holiday in Skelmersdale :lol:
Incidentally, YouTube has started suggesting parkrun videos to me (I've never searched YouTube for parkrun, but Google knows everything :x )
I watched one from "The Running Channel" called "We Try EXTREME parkrun Tourism". The lady filming it left her home in London at 3:30am to fly to Jersey from Southend, arriving in time to jog from the airport to the parkrun.
That's pretty extreme for "day of" travel.
Not really I have travelled overnight for parkrun in London. Also planning to do my nearest event not done yet which is Tamar trails near Gunnislake. Which means a 3:15 start for a coach,train,bus,walk to it.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 18:00
by dstock17
Let me know when u do that one

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 18:00
by dstock17
Going Underground wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 07:50
Soup Dragon wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 16:54

Congratulations to Going Underground, 36:59 at Highbury Fields completes his "Stopwatch Bingo" challenge.
I don't believe you have this badge Andi :wink:
No still stuck with 3 left 16, 21 and 51 but it's pot luck that badge

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 10:20
by Soup Dragon
dstock17 wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 06:30
Why stupid I drove to Newquay 360 mile round trip.
My good lady thinks I'm crazy with some of the visits I've made in the past few months.
I set the limit at approx 75 minutes travelling distance, so far Bedgebury Pinetum has been the furthest away, approx a 100 mile round trip.
We're on holiday in Croatia soon and was considering a 500km drive to Treviso on our middle Saturday, Mrs Brown gave this idea a very lukewarm response! :lol:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 11:51
by tractakid
Staying overnight is a whole separate category. It's what I am doing to go to Somerdale Pavilion this Saturday, travelling by train.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 13:46
by Soup Dragon
michael_churchill wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 08:53
tractakid wrote:
11 Aug 2019, 20:22
Bit stupid to drive 120 miles to parkrun and thn the same back again, but Tawd Valley parkrun was fantastic. Proper course of two halves, the first half was an urban cyclepath under 4 underpasses, the second half was a narrow, muddy trail through a pretty river valley. Just the one lap too.

I realised that if I wanted to run the course, I'd have to make the effort to get there, as I would never find myself on holiday in Skelmersdale :lol:
Incidentally, YouTube has started suggesting parkrun videos to me (I've never searched YouTube for parkrun, but Google knows everything :x )
I watched one from "The Running Channel" called "We Try EXTREME parkrun Tourism". The lady filming it left her home in London at 3:30am to fly to Jersey from Southend, arriving in time to jog from the airport to the parkrun.
That's pretty extreme for "day of" travel.
I'm still eagerly awaiting your inaugural run Michael, your name is on the database but yet to be activated :D

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 15:26
by Going Underground
Soup Dragon wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 13:46
I'm still eagerly awaiting your inaugural run Michael, your name is on the database but yet to be activated :D
I believe Michael did have a go at Victoria Dock before the last R15 but decided against completing....

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 15:36
by michael_churchill
Going Underground wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 15:26
Soup Dragon wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 13:46
I'm still eagerly awaiting your inaugural run Michael, your name is on the database but yet to be activated :D
I believe Michael did have a go at Victoria Dock before the last R15 but decided against completing....
Yeah, Don't hold your breath!

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 20:22
by tractakid
Somerdale Pavilion. Runners absolutely everywhere!!

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 18:14
by Soup Dragon
tractakid wrote:
17 Aug 2019, 20:22
Somerdale Pavilion. Runners absolutely everywhere!!
Looks like there is the danger of being sucked into a spinning vortex :lol:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 19:28
by dstock17
You would have met my mate Holly there.