I’ve heard people on Twitter going on about “parkrun” for a while now and figured it was a Jo’burg thing, until recently when I discovered that it’s actually national with events all over SA. Basically, local sponsors host the events and participants of all ages, shapes and fitness levels sign up to come along and run a timed 5-kay. Results are emailed to you and you can find out all sorts of interesting info and running stats on the parkrun website…
AND NOW, parkrun is coming to The Midlands! This weekend in fact :)
Why am I excited about this? I’m not sure. There must definitely be something in the air because let me just say that I AM NOT A RUNNER. I always joke and say that if I ever had to run for my life, I would literally die.
I’ve never been very good at it (picture the girl who always came last on school sports days), but I would love to get into it. So I’ve decided I’m going to start “training” (that word makes me LOL and cry at the same time) from next week.
In my garden.
Where no one can see me doing the Pheobe run. (Friends fans will know what I mean!)
I’ll probably give it a few weeks before I hit a parkrun event – mostly because I am that unfit and don’t want to bite off more than I can chew – but really looking forward to the challenge and welcome any beginners running tips? Anyone?!
For more info on parkrun (starting this weekend) check out image below and visit: http://www.parkrun.co.za/pigglywiggly/