Parkrun, a perfect way to exercise

Parkrun, a perfect way to exercise
April 16 15:10 2016

I wish I discovered Parkrun earlier. It’s fun, it’s free, it’s well organised, it’s something I’m looking forward weekends after weekends.

Venue

Parkrun runs worldwide. So, the venue depends on where you live or decide to go. I’ve attended the Bracknell one so far. It’s not the prettiest (I assume) of them all, but it’s challenging as it has a few bumps and reassuring as you do three laps.

Organisation

You have to register online, which gives you a barcode. Without it, you won’t be timed, and it’s best for the organiser if you don’t cross the finish line without one.
There are a few sponsors; you mainly notice them on the website and newsletters. Without them, I don’t think the event will be timed, and I doubt the website would rock!
It’s voluntarily based. So a big thank you go to the people giving some of their free time to make this happening. And a huge boo to councils (so far just one) trying to charge runners for it.

Race

It’s not a race; it’s just a timed event. But the gamification makes you – at least me – to overtake people, push myself, and go after PB (aka Personal Best) weeks after weeks.

Value for money

One of the best. It’s free. You can win prize monthly. You also get points each time you volunteer and take part. At the end of the year, the best of three in each category will receive a prize.

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