This is the recording of my keynote talk at the Thatcher Network's 'Thatcherism Now' conference, held at the University of Liverpool in April 2018.
My review of West Lancashire Spring Triathlon, April 8th 2018, at Edge Hill University, organised by EpicEvents.
A quick one this week. Dulwich parkrun is 3 laps (!!!!) of Dulwich Park. This wasn't as bad as it could have been since the route was pretty flat and you could build up some speed. There seemed to be a lot of people there (243 in the end) and quite a nice community feel. … Continue reading Dulwich parkrun review
So, Mile End parkrun is my 'home' parkrun in London. Since it was just me running this week I thought I would give it a go and see if those hills really were as bad as I remembered them. There's a nice community feel at Mile End - they have pacer events, baking competitions, a … Continue reading Mile End parkrun review
Short review this week. I'm back in Liverpool for research and interviews, so I couldn't turn down a chance to run at my home parkrun, Princes Park. The course consists of two and a half laps around Princes Park, which is fairly hilly. The scenery is nice though, and being the only parkrun in South Liverpool … Continue reading Princes Park parkrun review
This week was the first 'big trek' to a parkrun; we chose Fulham Palace parkrun, which was a one hour journey door-to-door. I managed to get back into Tolkien's Book of Lost Tales (Part 2), so the journey wasn't a waste. The first thing that struck me about the parkrun was the amount of people … Continue reading Fulham Palace parkrun review
This week, we found ourselves at the Southwark parkrun. For once I was fresh; not tired, hungover, nor injured. I was ready. The place was easy to get to, I got off at Canada Waters and walked for about 5 minutes, but there are closer Overground stations (I'm northern, how am I meant to know … Continue reading Southwark parkrun review
This week I ran the Hackney Marshes parkrun. After last week's driving debacle I decided to walk, and so made the first-timer briefing. There was a lot of parking at the Hackney Marshes Centre, too. Everyone seemed nice, lots of chatting and apparently they go for a post-run coffee too. The course is simple - you … Continue reading Hackney Marshes Parkrun
So, it's been a while. In the last few weeks I've spent my Saturdays doing the Cardiff parkrun (terribly hungover), visiting my bestie in Lincolnshire for a top-notch birthday BBQ, and doing the Hever Castle Triathlon. I've been too busy to post about them, but suffice to say all the photographic evidence was terrible. So let's move … Continue reading Brockwell parkrun review
So, there I was at the starting line, 9am, probably still drunk. The aim was to get round without throwing up.