parkrundays: Town Moor #611 and Rising Sun #317

Catching up with the last couple of weeks…

I didn’t think I’d manage to keep the course PB streak going at Town Moor a week and a half ago, as I’d done an 18-miler on the Thursday and I was still feeling it in my legs. But somehow I pulled it out of the bag again! 24:25 – not just a course PB but also an all-time PB. Lovely to share the PB celebrations with my friend Clare as well, who hit sub-26 for the first time.

Town Moor parkrun
Ringing the PB bell! Photo by Clare at TMBR.

I then went to Rising Sun this last Saturday. They have developed an impressive muddy puddle along the path on mile two and appear to be quite proud of it! Trail shoes pretty much obligatory at this event during the winter, but despite the puddles, I managed course PB number 13 in a row, taking 44 seconds off my time from four weeks previously – 25:18.

Rising Sun parkrun
Puddle splashing! Photo from Rising Sun parkrun Facebook page.

I will be celebrating a double milestone at Town Moor this weekend – 200th parkrun overall, 100th Town Moor parkrun – and dedicating it to someone we lost over on FetchEveryone this week, who was always hugely supportive and encouraging during my bad days with my spondylitis.

I might run a 14th course PB in a row and I might not – but, whatever happens, I will be deliberately breaking the streak the following week by going to a parkrun I’ve not done before (you don’t get a PB in the results if it’s your first time at an event), because maintaining it every week is starting to get a bit stressful – especially now I’m into the sharp end of marathon training. Looking forward to a bit of touring 🙂

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