I’m a terrible parkrunner. One a year on average over the last eleven years. I am however, quite interested in parkrun tourism. Not the getting up at stupid o’clock to drive somewhere local-ish, kind, more your flying somewhere for a weekend jolly up on the proviso you haul your sorry, and potentially hung over, carcass out of bed on Saturday morning to do the local parkrun.
It’s here. Or rather back again. Cross country season. I got round the first one, at Nostell Priory, which was a lovely setting even if the morning was perishing cold, a reminder that it can, and probably will, get worse before next spring. I was well off the pace in the men’s race, in which [...]
First up, Bob Foulkes would probably like me to mention the club’s Presentation Night which happens next year on 9th February at Horsforth Golf Club.
The run we did with the ABG the other night was one of those ‘make your own route up’ deals. Every runner gets a number and when your number is reached (like a deli counter) you get to choose the direction to go in next. Some doubt was expressed by members of the group as [...]
I’m going to be serious for once for this issue. As most of you will know we lost Marc Springer recently to the cruel disease that is Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Most members of Horsforth Harriers will have had cause to thank Marc over the years – if you doubt me, go to the ‘Just [...]
So, injured again. This time a possible teeny-tiny lateral tear in the knee cartilage. A visit to the doctor suggests that it could be one of those ‘daft’ injuries caused by something innocuous like stepping off a pavement awkwardly, except I can’t remember an instance of me stepping off a pavement awkwardly, or anything else [...]
I’m back from a couple of weeks sweltering in Rome and the Umbrian hills, where, and I kid you not, I was up early and out running a couple of times during the week. The clues about the nature of these runs are ‘sweltering’ – even before 8.00 am – and ‘hills’, of which there [...]
Normally, I reckon I’m fairly dependable, but I couldn’t help feeling guilty recently when I ducked out of the ABG’s time trial for the ‘softer option’ of an off road run with another group. Currently running flat out on tarmacadam hurts my left hip and I know that if I set off on a ‘time [...]
Following on from the previous blog, (so you’ll probably have to (re)read it to get a glimmer of what I’m writing about) I thought I might enlarge on the more obscure and arcane origins of one of the club’s oldest established traditions, possibly the most mythological subject of them all. Tuesday evening’s ‘Gordon’s Steady Six’ [...]
Two rather large things happened in the past week or so. First of all, I attended the birthday party – one of ‘significance!’ - of our own Gordon Little, chairman and co-founder of Horsforth Harriers. The club actually was based for a very short time in Gordon’s front room, so it has come a long [...]