My #parkrun Journey

This year's running targets are:

  • To run 5k in 25:59 minutes or less [PB so far is 26:14 on 26/3/22]
  • To reduce my weight to 10st 7lbs or 67kg by Clocks Back 2022
  • To run 10k in 55:59 minutes or less Achieved! [PB is 55:55 on 3/4/22]
  • To run a minimum of 5 x parkrun new tourism locations Achieved! [Kilmarnock/Alstervorland/Ancholme Way/Cleethorpes/Fort William]
  • To complete my 100th parkrun and get my 100 T-shirt Achieved!
  • To complete my 50th volunteer stint and get my 50 T-shirt Achieved!
  • To complete the 2022 Watchtree 5k Trail Series
  • To complete the Carlisle 5k Series
  • To run my first parkrun abroad Achieved!
  • To notch up a total of 10 x different parkrun volunteer roles by the end of the year

Paul teague Carlisle parkrun

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 πŸ™‚

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 Cleethorpes https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cleethorpes/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=322

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

Carlisle parkrun

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

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

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

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

92 – Saturday 12th March at Talkin Tarn Country Park https://www.parkrun.org.uk/talkintarncountrypark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=9

Talkin Tarn parkrun

93 – Saturday 19th March at Fort William https://www.parkrun.org.uk/fortwilliam/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=114

Market rasen parkrun

94 – Saturday 26th March at Market Rasen Racecourse https://www.parkrun.org.uk/marketrasenracecourse/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=93

NEW 5k PB ALERT! 26:14 at Market Rasen πŸ™‚

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

NEW 10k PB ALERT! [TBC] at Lancaster Race to the Castle πŸ™‚


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

97 – Saturday 16th April at Penrith https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=346

Penrith parkrun

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

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

100th parkrun & 50th volunteer – Saturday 7th May at Carlisle https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=408

Me & Fran at my 100th parkrun

101 – Saturday 14th May at Ancholme Valley Way parkrun in Brigg https://www.parkrun.org.uk/ancholmevalleyway/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=14

102 – Saturday 21st May at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock https://www.parkrun.org.uk/deancastlecountrypark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=69

103 – Saturday 28th May at Chester https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chester/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=234

104 – Saturday 4th June at Alstervorland in Hamburg: https://www.parkrun.com.de/alstervorland/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=103

Most iconic run to date …

105 – Saturday 11th June at Carlisle: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=413

106 – Saturday 18th June at Carlisle – no run today, did a double volunteer stint [my 52nd volunteer] – First Timer's Welcome & Barcode Scanning

107 – Saturday 25th June at Crichton parkrun: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/crichton/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=158

108 – Saturday 2nd July at [TBC]

109- Saturday 9th July at [TBC]

110 – Saturday 16th July at [TBC]

111 – Saturday 23rd July at [TBC]

112 – Saturday 30th July at [TBC]

113 – Saturday 6th August at [TBC]

114 – Saturday 13th August at [TBC]

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