Those of you that write blogs will know that the hardest part of writing a blog is thinking of a title. This however is not my problem today, my problem today is knowing which title would be best.
Should I go simple with
- Parkrun Tourism
- Bushy Parkrun
Or something more obscure
- Mo’s local
- Oh deer
- 1100 parkrunners and a PA system!
- Flat parkrun
- Where it all began
- No time
- Could have been worse, could have been the car key!
- New age category, no result
- Mob scene at the end funnel
- Dropped barcode
- First time for everything
- Moral of the tale is, don’t stop to take photos of deer
Take your pick!
You might have gathered from the choice of titles, that Saturday I did the Bushy parkrun whilst staying with a friend. On the way over I stopped to take a photo of the deer, at this point my barcode made a bid from freedom and dived out of my pocket opting for a rest on the grass, resulting in no time against my name, first time I have been an unknown! Grrrrr.
I was amazed by the number of runners and amused by the PA system used to talk to us before the start along with loud speakers, even then I could not hear what was being said. The run itself was flat, in fact pancake flat. You think with all my hill moaning that I would be pleased but I found it a hard slog even in my new trainers (more on that later).
The finish funnel was an experience especially when I reprimanded a runner with dog for not keeping in order! No scanning for me, I dropped my finish token in the unknown box! What a shame they can’t scan off a phone.
Sorting the finish tokens looks like a full time job!
I headed back through the park, there on the grass waiting for my return with a cheeky grin on its face was my barcode. Don’t worry I got my own back by putting it through the washing machine!