My #parkrun Journey

This year's running targets are:

  • To run 5k in 25:59 minutes or less
  • To reduce my weight to 10st 7lbs or 67kg
  • To run 10k in 55:59 minutes or less
  • To run a minimum of 5 x parkrun tourism locations
  • To complete my 100th parkrun and get my 100 T-shirt
  • To complete my 50th volunteer stint and get my 50 T-shirt
  • To complete the 2022 Watchtree 5k Trail Series
  • To complete the Carlisle 5k Series
  • To run my first parkrun abroad (Hamburg, I hope!)
  • To notch up a total of 10 x different parkrun volunteer roles by the end of the year

Stretch Goals:

Run 5k in 25:55 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

Run 10k in 51:41 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

My parkrun tourism 2022 aspirations:

Preston, Barrow, Whitehaven, Talkin Tarn, Cleethorpes, Normanby Hall, Hamburg, Fort William and more 🙂

parkrun 2022


82 – Saturday 1st January 2022 at Carlisle: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=390

Jan 1st parkrun
January 1st 2022 parkrun
January 1st volunteering
January 1st volunteering
January 1st 2022 weigh-in
January 1st 2022 weigh-in

83 – Saturday 8th January 2022 at Carlisle https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=391

84 – Saturday 15th January 2022 at Carlisle https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=392

85 – Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Carlisle https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=393

86 – Saturday 29th January 2022 at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=394

87 – Saturday 5th February 2022 at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=395

88 – Saturday 12th February 2022 at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=396

89 – Saturday 19th February 2022 at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=397

90 – Saturday 26th February at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=398

91 – Saturday 5th March at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=399

92 – Saturday 12th March at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=400

93 – Saturday 19th March at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=401

94 – Saturday 26th March at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=402

95 – Saturday 2nd April at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=403

96 – Saturday 9th April at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=404

97 – Saturday 16th April at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=405

98 – Saturday 23rd April at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=406

99 – Saturday 30th April at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=407

100 – Saturday 7th May at [TBC] https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=409

This should also be the date of my 50th volunteering stint if I time it correctly 🙂

More about parkrun

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