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.


January Accumulator Challenge

My first virtual challenge of 2021

2020 run stats

My year in Strava

Flying Start certificate

My completed January 2021 challenge 🙂

January run medal

My January run medal – which doubles as a fridge magnet!

Head Over Heels race certificate

My completed February 2021 challenge 🙂

February run medal

My February 2021 medal

Rosa Mota certificate

My March 2021 run certificate

Spring Chicken certificate

My April 2021 run certificate

Runner's Roadmap medal

My final medal for virtual runs

Watchtree Series run medalWatchtree Series runWatchree Series run

My first run among PEOPLE in 2021 – this was run 1/4 at Watchtree Nature Reserve

Watchtree Series run medals

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

High Road run certificate

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

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 2021

Castle 5k on Wednesday 11th August, 2021

65 – Saturday 14th August 2021 at Penrith – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=313

66 – Saturday 21st August 2021 at – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=314

Penrith parkrun
Penrith parkrun 21st August 2021

67 – Saturday 28th August 2021 at Lancaster – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/lancaster/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=223

68 – Saturday 4th September 2021 at Crichton – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/crichton/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=117

69 – Saturday 11th September 2021 at Whinlatter Forest –https://www.parkrun.org.uk/whinlatterforest/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=115

70 – Saturday 18th September 2021 at Bower Park – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/bowerpark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=3

71 – Saturday 25th September 2021 at Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=378

Fran's first Carlisle parkrun
Fran's first Carlisle parkrun


parkrun tail walking with Julie
parkrun tail walking with Julie

72 – Saturday 2nd October 2021 at Scunthorpe – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/scunthorpe/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=381

Scunthorpe parkrun

Cleethorpes Race for Life 2021
Cleethorpes Race for Life 2021

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

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

Hexham 10k
Hexham 10k

77 – Saturday 6th November 2021 at  Carlisle – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=382



Benidorm Half 2021

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

My 2021 Watchtree 5k Series medals
My 2021 Watchtree 5k Series medals

81 – Saturday 25th December 2021 at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=389

Christmas Day parkrun

parkrun stats

Find out more about parkrun

Preston, Whitley Bay, Barrow, Whitehaven, Cleethorpes, Normanby Hall, Fort William, Dundee and more 🙂

Want to find out more about parkrun? Check out Jessica's parkrun heroes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoeMsRMBXw6tSLMOaz-V6Vk8bOl_gI3rb

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