Nearly thirty years ago I joined police training school. There I was told that the first station I would work at would always be my favourite with the fondest memories. The instructor who told me this was not wrong, and maybe that’s why I love Montacute parkrun so much. I joined the parkrun party a little later than some, my first event being Montacute on 2/11/2013. 111 Montacute parkruns later I can’t think of any other place I would rather be, at 9am on a Saturday. What is it about Montacute parkrun? Well first off I think it’s a “proper” parkrun, trail and hills. I love the scenery, the views and how the changes in the seasons are so prevalent. And finally, and this is not unique to Montacute but present at every park run I have visited, the people.
Thank you to all of you who have indulged me this week in my attempts to recreate a Montacute parkrun! Think I have picked everyone’s runs up from facebook and Starva. Apologies if I have missed anyone off.
Liz ran in her parkrun tee shirt and bar code band. She found a lovely big hill to run up, complete with sheep. Burrow Hill, another of my favourite places!
Sue found a gravel path that had an uncanny resemblance to the path at Montacute and has also reminded us all of how it feels to enter the finish funnel at Montacute.
Amanda P and Alice ran off road adding some good hills, and I finished my 5k with a run down “The Avenue”
Nick and Rox fuelled themselves with Malibu before they set out. Mmmm….not too sure on a link between that and Montacute, but maybe that’s it! Malibu; “the totally tropical taste”. I love Montacute but I can think of anything tropical about it.
Next Week, tell me something about your favourite parkrun, add an element of that park run into your 5k, or send me a photo. Let’s see how many different ones we get.
Have a good week everyone, stay safe and enjoy your running. :)
Tee shirt, check. Bar code, check. Big hill with sheep, check. Well done Liz.