A Sea Side Second Sir!

As usual Vegan Runners UK were representing at parkruns throughout the land and beyond last weekend.

A great result from Bruce Lovell at the Portrush parkrun in Northern Ireland:

“I ran a park run with a difference today. It was entirely on a beach!

I managed a second place finish (1st in cat) but a slow time due to the soft sand that really takes it out of you along with a vicious wind whipping off the Atlantic Ocean. The run is held on a really beautiful beach in Portrush right on the tip of Northern Ireland with views in the distance of the isle of Jura in Scotland. They seemed a really bohemian bunch (reading a poem before the race) and all very friendly too. The town is a popular spot for surfers. This will be my local park run as running on the beach with the waves crashing is good for the soul!….. or something like that.”

Bruce Lovell parkrun 2nd

Darren Bailey managed an excellent 18:28 at Southampton:

“I did Soton parkrun in prep for next week’s Eastleigh 10K. Happy to come 12th but more importantly I was the first Bailey – I always check Unknown to me at the time the second Bailey was a few seconds one place behind. Victory is sweet. :)”

Barry Wheller has been knocking holes in his parkrun PB:

“Princes Park Run in Liverpool and another PB. Finally down to 25 minutes and some seconds!!!”

Peter Simpson seems to have been doing a tour of his local parkruns meeting up with members:

“Ran the MK Parkrun today and was pleased with 22.41, last week it was the Northampton Parkrun and on 1 March the muddy St Albans Parkrun whilst the normal paths were out of use.”

Sam Tonbridge Tweet


Siobhan Carleton-Green and David Campbell met up at Regents Park for a training session on a lovely sunny Sunday.

Well done to Sam Wilson, VRUK’s official Tweeter – a 46 minute 10k at Tonbridge sounds good to me, particularly for first race back 🙂

Nik Windle, too lazy to get up for the parkrun recently, was trying to find things in the woods again:

“We went over to Wendover Woods for a bit of orienteering. Difficult terrain but great fun – I suspect I was last ‘light green’ again as 2 of the 16 checkpoints took me ages to find and I blew 13 minutes on the first one as aligned the compass back to front.”