Guy Fawkes 5 Gloucestershire’s 5 Miler 2023

The Guy Fawkes 5 running race in Tewkesbury was held on Sunday 5th November 2023. Due to flooding a last minute decision was made to change the course to the back-up course but the weather did hold up for the race itself. About Guy Fawkes 5 Guy Fawkes 5 is a 5 mile race organised … Read more

Stonehouse parkrun – The Flat one in Stroud!

Stonehouse parkrun is in Stroud, one of the South-West parkruns. For anyone who has visited the other parkrun in Stroud you will totally appreciate me referring to this one as the “flat” one! Going there meant we ticked off another S towards the snakes challenge. Our reason for going is that it was my NENDY … Read more

Beautiful Quakers Walk parkrun Event 5

Quakers Walk parkrun started up a few weeks ago, making last Saturday’s event number 5. Set in Devizes, Wiltshire it was our nearest parkrun starting with the letter Q. We went along to see what it was like. All set in a beautiful area. Letter Q parkruns It used to be the case that when … Read more

Experience Swim Serpentine 2023 Being a Slow Swimmer

This is my experience of Swim Serpentine 2023 as a slow swimmer. Regular readers will know that the Swim Serpentine was cancelled in 2022 due to the tragic passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Then we had the option to refund or defer in 2023 due to blue algae. This actually made things a bit … Read more

Swim Serpentine: Training and Planning for Slow Swimmers

For those who do not know Swim Serpentine is part of the London Classics, along with running the London Marathon (even virtually) and Ride London (100). However, you have to do the 2 mile distance to qualify. One of my friends had looked at previous results and declared that we could do it quicker than … Read more

Stratford Park Parkrun Stroud – The One with Some Elevation!

As part of our Parkrun Tourism we headed along to Stratford Park Parkrun in Stroud. Here are my thoughts and information. About Stratford Park Parkrun Obviously, as the name would suggested this is run around the stunning Stratford Park. If you mention this Parkrun to anyone I bet you that what they will mention is … Read more

Berkeley Green Parkrun Tourists on The 100th Event

Berkeley Green Parkrun celebrated its 100th event and so we went along to find out what it was like there. About Berkeley Green Parkrun Berkeley Green Parkrun is located at a decommissioned nuclear power station site. Situated just outside of the Cotswolds and along the River Severn. It is great if you’re looking for a … Read more