10 weeks of parkrun in memory of Rory
There is a challenge known as #7weeksofparkrun, the idea is to run at seven consecutive parkrun venues and the first letters of each venue’s name combined spells out the word ‘parkrun’, which my running friend Steve Stockwell (aka blog7t) has completed.
I have decided to run at 10 venues with the first letters of each venue to spell ‘Rory Sowden’ and complete the challenge on my 100th parkrun. I have decided to do this challenge to combine two things that I love, our son Rory and Parkrun. Once completed I will able to take a screenshot of my results page together with Rory’s name, which I will be able to keep forever.
In order to complete the challenge. I will need to complete the venues in reverse order and finishing at a venue beginning with ‘R’. My plan is to complete my 100th parkrun at ‘Royal Tunbridge Wells’ due to there being a Tunbridge Wells SANDs group (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity) and I’m hoping I might be able to raise awareness about Stillbirth during my challenge.
This is not a difficult challenge, it just requires planning in advance. The problem I had was finding a parkrun beginning with ‘Y’, after searching the parkrun website I found there is only two in the UK, York or Yeovil Montacute. Either way both venues requires a fair bit of travelling.
Below is my planned list of events I hoping to visit on the planned dates, which could be subject to change due to other commitments and any cancellations.
|Week 5||Old deer park||25/06/2016|
|Week 7||Yeovil Montacute||16/07/2016|
|Week 10||Royal Tunbridge Wells||06/08/2016|
I’ve currently completed 90 parkruns and will start my quest at Nonsuch Park in Cheam this Saturday. If anyone of my running friends wishes to join me at any event, feel free to come along.