Magnificent 7

15. October 2016 image, outdoors, parkrun, run 0

This isn’t a wee story about the iconic “western”. Today it was the 7th birthday of the Edinburgh variant of parkrun.

After a few weeks of feeling under the weather I am now lurgy and mucus free. Is that too much information? I was swithering with phlegm, so you got off likely.

Free of lurg at last my intention was to take part but I’m out of practice for the 09:30 start we have in Scotland and I was late. Thankfully the Edinburgh parkrun has it’s own time zone and 09:30 is never when it should be. It gave me enough time to smile for the camera.


Being Cramond and Autumn there was a stiff breeze that carried rain in its bag of tricks. Today on the way out it was against you but on the way back it was a following wind. Just right for sleepy legs.

I took my time, survived with no sign of respiratory malaise or unbridled coughing so a box ticked.

Survive parkrun ✔️

After scanning of the position and barcode tokens,  I was about to head home avoiding the cake line.


Being a celebration and parkrun there was – of course – cake. Sadly this is so often off my post parkrun experience due to the poisoning effects of gluten.

Not today though; some wonderful volunteer – bless their double layered, blister preventing, knee high compression socks – had provided Mrs. Crimbles gluten free macaroons!


If it hadn’t been for Susan the race director pointing these out I would have missed them. Another excellent example of the parkrun volunteering ethos. Thanks to Susan and the rest of the volunteering team, I appreciated your efforts today.

Parkrun number 94 ticked and I think there might be a bit of parkrun tourism over the next few weeks.


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