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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 21 Mar 2020, 10:36
by Going Underground
Freedom run completed man that easterly wind was brutal! 37:35 at Bedfont lakes after about 8 pints and bed at 2 am

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 10:02
by Going Underground
Another tough north easterly wind today and managed to struggle around Bedfont Lakes in 37:21

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 15:56
by dstock17
Going Underground wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 10:02
Another tough north easterly wind today and managed to struggle around Bedfont Lakes in 37:21
I thought it was a more easterly wind which doesn't help with Bournemouth Parkrun as when u go west its more sheltered from the wind. 23m 48s not my best but I wasn't sure how my youth foot would hold up.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 29 Mar 2020, 18:23
by jamesthegill
First finisher in the inaugural Stanford Estate parkrun in Hove, notable for being the first street-based parkrun that I've run! 28:20 finish, didn't push myself that hard, and saw a total of four people on my run.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 11:02
by Going Underground
A better freedom run today as virtually no wind, 36:18 at Bedfont Lakes

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 13:05
by jamesthegill
I was quite worried that I might not finish first in the inaugural Hove Industrial Estates parkrun today, given that I didn't start until half 9, but thankfully I was still first to complete! I also have an issue with the name of the run, given that it crosses the route of the old Devil's Dyke Railway and completes three sides of Brighton's old Goldstone Ground it ought to be renamed the Hove History parkrun, but that's by the by.

An incline after only 200m under the railway bridge thins the herd pretty quickly, and the narrow course up the one way streets of Prinsep and Leighton Roads make it tricky to take the lead if you're not already ahead - luckily I had researched the course before leaving the house and put myself in pole position early on. The wide, flat section through a deserted Homebase car park was a good place to gain speed and put the unsettling sight of a boarded up DIY superstore behind me. A couple of doublebacks around St Joseph's Close brought to mind a small marathon course doing their best to eek out the full distance, but the turn to a narrow alleyway was clearly signposted and the road from the tip back towards the Old Shoreham Road was a great place to pick up speed.

The route took a hard left turn, almost doubling back on itself to wend around the Sussex House estate, and I appreciated the train themed 2km sign on the route of the spur from the West Coastway line towards the Dyke. The fiddly route across the Currys car park, alongside the cemetery and doubling back by the Majestic Wine warehouse refreshment station lead to a worry of bunching of runners but the social distancing guidelines and long climb up Holmes Avenue kept a suitable gap! Shortly after the 3km marker the course took a right turn onto the slight decline of the 1939 metroland style Nevill Avenue, towards the dog track. This can catch the unwary out as the route switched sides of the road because of other pedestrians! The final km took a gentle run through the Goldstone industrial park, site of the old football ground, before the final 500m is all uphill to the finish line partway down Fonthill Road for a finish of 28:11.

I thought that some of the doublebacks could easily be eliminated to extend the finish line further down Fonthill Road, over the crest of the hill and down the other side, leading to a faster and less complicated course. While it wouldn't be as flat as Hove Prom it'll be a good course for a change of scenery.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 11 Apr 2020, 12:40
by Going Underground
Another 4 seconds chipped of 36:18 at Bedfont earlier today...

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 16 Apr 2020, 10:15
by Steeevooo
Just noticed that there wasn't an update posted for the last Parkrun weekend before lockdown (14th March) - I can report that I smashed my previous Parkrun PB, taking just over two minutes off of my time to record 22:47 at Barking. I have no idea what this does to the medals or anything like that as I don't really pay any attention to that!

Keep safe everyone!

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 18 Apr 2020, 11:20
by Going Underground
Far too wet and puddly to go to Bedfont Lakes this morning so used a 5k circular 1 lap route that had taken me some time to get worked out for the exact distance and today's inaugural was 35:28. The "Ashford" parkrun passes the railway station, two churches and encompasses the length of the High Street. Is all tarmac except a 200 metre stretch along the side of the park where the path is always a bit of a mess so you have to run on the grass. This will be my bad weather/winter parkrun course until normal life returns sometime in 2021

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 25 Apr 2020, 14:56
by dstock17
Continuing with this stupid lockdown no parkrun rules.! i have invented my own parkruns the 2nd one was today next weeks will be a corker as well.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 25 Apr 2020, 19:15
by Going Underground
dstock17 wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 14:56
Continuing with this stupid lockdown no parkrun rules.! i have invented my own parkruns the 2nd one was today next weeks will be a corker as well.
Was a good watch Andi :) Back to Bedfont Lakes for me 37:02

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 02 May 2020, 16:03
by The Raven
I've got also worked out a circular 5k course from my front door! Lol

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 04 May 2020, 16:19
by Going Underground
Yay I now have 2 x 5k circular routes :P

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 12:03
by Golf
On a side note junior parkrun is expected back early jan

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 12:28
by Going Underground
Golf wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 12:03
On a side note junior parkrun is expected back early jan
You need to read the bulletin again . The words "possibility " and "some" were used