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My #parkrun 2023 Journey

This year's running targets are:

  • To complete my 100th volunteer stint and get my 100 Volunteer T-shirt
  • To complete the Carlisle 5k Series
  • To run a 10k race every month of the year
  • To achieve ‘Single-Ton' badge (100 parkruns at the same location)
  • To achieve ‘Jetsetter' badge (parkruns in 5 different countries – hoping for Rotterdam & Isle of Man – possibly Sweden!)
  • To run a double or triple parkrun in Norway/Sweden/Denmark [A BIG TBC on this one!]
  • To run the Glasgow Great Scottish Run 10k
  • To get my weight below 11st

Ongoing 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 2023 aspirations:

Whitehaven, Rothay Park, Rotterdam, Nobles (Isle of Man), Edinburgh and more [TBC] 🙂


132 – Saturday 14th January at Carlisle:

132 – Saturday 21st January: parkrun cancelled due to ice, BUT ran 10k Carlisle Resolution on the Sunday

133 – Saturday 28th January at Carlisle:

134 – Saturday 4th February at Carlisle – 73rd volunteer this week (barcode scanning).

Barcode scanning at Carlisle parkrun
Barcode scanning at Carlisle parkrun

XBorder Carlisle to Gretna 10k

135 – Saturday 11th February: No parkrun due to holiday in Benidorm, however, 4 x beach runs to make up for it:

136 – Saturday 18th February at Carlisle:

137 – Saturday 25th February at Carlisle:

138 – Saturday 4th March at Carlisle:

139 – Saturday 11th March at Carlisle. No run today, 77th volunteering stint as a barcode scanner.

Volunteering at Carlisle parkrun
What being a barcode scanner looks like at Carlisle parkrun

Pix from the Carlisle Half & 10k on Sunday 12th March …

140 – Saturday 18th March at [TBC]:

141 – Saturday 25th March at [TBC]:

142 – Saturday 1st April at [TBC]:

143 – Saturday 8th April at [TBC]:

144 – Saturday 15th April at [TBC]:

145 – Saturday 22nd April at [TBC]:

146 – Saturday 29th April at [TBC]:

147 – Saturday 6th May at [TBC]:

148 – Saturday 13th May at [TBC]:

149 – Saturday 20th May at [TBC]:

150 – Saturday 27th May at [TBC]:

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