Parkrun and Me

This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  That's incredible.  But true.  And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog.  I realised after... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

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