My #parkrun Journey
Here are my 2021 parkrun times.
This was the second year of Covid.
I spent 6 months of the year in Spain, most of that time completing virtual runs.
However, in the latter part of the year, parkrun returned and I was able to attend club runs and running events once again.
My aims during this year were to maintain my running habit and to complete a sub-1-hour 10k by the end of the year.
My first virtual challenge of 2021
My year in Strava
My completed January 2021 challenge 🙂
My January run medal – which doubles as a fridge magnet!
My completed February 2021 challenge 🙂
My February 2021 medal
My March 2021 run certificate
My April 2021 run certificate
My final medal for virtual runs
My first run among PEOPLE in 2021 – this was run 1/4 at Watchtree Nature Reserve
These are my medals from the 2020 Watchtree runs – due to Covid I completed 3 x solo runs on the reserve and the final 5k in Spain
My final run certificate before parkrun, group runs and Watchtree runs resume 🙂
parkrun is BACK 2021!
62 – Saturday 24th July 2021 in Morecambe – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/morecambeprom/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=51
First #parkrun in 16 months andy second Morecambe parkrun. Last time I did this, Fran had a fry-up in the hotel and took photos at the finish line. This time she ran it with me 🙂 pic.twitter.com/TfyEvOYrBy— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) July 24, 2021
63 – Saturday 31st July 2021 in Penrith – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=311
64 – Saturday 7th August 2021 at Market Rasen – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/marketrasenracecourse/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=67
Castle 5k on Wednesday 11th August, 2021
65 – Saturday 14th August 2021 at Penrith – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=313
It wouldn't be Saturday without a parkrun selfie – Penrith again today, next week Scotland pic.twitter.com/azSwO3BKZn— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) August 14, 2021
66 – Saturday 21st August 2021 at – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=314
67 – Saturday 28th August 2021 at Lancaster – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/lancaster/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=223
Bit nervous about this parkrun – it has hills! pic.twitter.com/3XMjmLMOv0— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) August 28, 2021
68 – Saturday 4th September 2021 at Crichton – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/crichton/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=117
Crossed the border today to run in Dumfries at the Crichton parkrun with Fran @reading_road A lovely location, more gradients than I remember and a fabulous place to grab a cup of tea afterwards 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Uu4tUg2K7U— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) September 4, 2021
69 – Saturday 11th September 2021 at Whinlatter Forest –https://www.parkrun.org.uk/whinlatterforest/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=115
Now that was a challenging #parkrun today! I went to Whinlatter Forest, I'm sure it was about 80% uphill. Incredible views and a wonderful woodland run, but not a chance of a PB today 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8YeBcAig3e— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) September 11, 2021
70 – Saturday 18th September 2021 at Bower Park – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/bowerpark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=3
Running at a new parkrun in Aspatria today – and after last week's at Whinlatter, this run is nice and flat 🙂 pic.twitter.com/pWlKOAaCt4— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) September 18, 2021
71 – Saturday 25th September 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=378
72 – Saturday 2nd October 2021 at Scunthorpe – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/scunthorpe/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=381
73 – Saturday 9th October 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=379
74 – Saturday 16th October 2021 at Fell Foot – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/fellfoot/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=278
My last parkrun tour for a while and I'm at Fell Foot today. The long sleeve top will be out soon, it's chilly 🙂 pic.twitter.com/eJEWUU1SxX— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) October 16, 2021
75 – Saturday 23rd October 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=380
76 – Saturday 30th October 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=381
77 – Saturday 6th November 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=382
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Benidorm Half 2021
78 – Saturday 4th December 2021 at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=386
79 – Saturday 11th December 2021 at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=387
80 – Saturday 18th December 2021 at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=388
81 – Saturday 25th December 2021 at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=389
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Average 5k run times: https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/news/a27814981/average-5k-10k-time-uk/
Five ways to improve your 5k run time: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/23/five-ways-to-improve-your-5km-run-time