#39: Kirkwall

Earlier this year I was explaining my exploits to someone. How I had ticked off every parkrun in Scotland last year, then the continuing appeal to keep up. You're a box ticker she'd said. It's the best description of me I've so far heard. I think of myself as quietly determined. The issue is that … Continue reading #39: Kirkwall


#38: Bressay

I would guess that most parkrun tourism happens either by accident, or by a combination of restlessness and an interest in exploring your wider circumstances. The former is usually when you're going on holiday, to a family gathering, a wedding etc. Is there a parkrun? The second is probably where I started. Living in London … Continue reading #38: Bressay

#32: Troon

Ever notice how children have all the best clothes? If anyone out there reading this works for the design department at a sportswear brand, I would love a pair of running shorts with, say, dinosaurs on. How about some running socks with space rockets on? Since completing the 31 Scottish parkruns that were available in … Continue reading #32: Troon

Photo by Andy McKay, Edinburgh Running Photos. @andymckayphotos

#31: Portobello

Thanks to Andy McKay for the above photo, you can check out his brilliant pictures at The first draft of this blog was basically 'OMG I've had the best day ever' about 20 times. It’s amazing what you can do, if you decide you want to. For those wanting an update on my illicit toast … Continue reading #31: Portobello