Cambridge parkrunfirst timers briefing on January 7th. Another large field – 526 turned out to run in muddy conditions. To put on this parkrun takes around 30 volunteers and it was time for me to join their ranks. I chose to marshal. I enjoy marshalling because it’s so interesting watching the different running styles. Many people respond to the clapping and encouragement and for a substantial minority, it really is an impressive achievement. All in all, it’s a very positive experience for everyone concerned.
I’m not sure if Cambridge parkrun can continue to grow. The paths are narrow, there is a repeat circuit and parking appears to have reached capacity. There have been rumours about a new parkrun but nothing has come to fruition as yet. I spoke to someone a couple of years ago who was involved with an abortive attempt to get a new run off the ground. I was surprised how difficult the process proved to be and how much time and effort was required. I know how much a commitment it is for a core team to put on a run each week.
Rather eery weather in Cambridge on the weekend. This is Trinity Lane arond 7.30pm.
This is approaching Garret Hostel bridge over the Cam. I sent Lorna over first. She can deal with anything!
My goals, resolutions and aspirations?
- Be more consistent.
- Focus on creativity.
- Allow myself to be more eccentric.
- Create towers of books.
- Have a go at vlogging – subject reviewing book reviews with a view to describing their particular enjoyment.
- Take some things very seriously but take most things not too seriously and some “serious” things as only worthy of spontaneously laughing out loud.
- Continue writing my crime novel at a much faster pace.
- Run and run and run.
- Pray Trump implodes without causing too much damage.
- Find someone with whom I can play chess and Go.
- That’s enough for the present.
Cambridge half marathon in 8 weeks. Time to start training.