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How far is it round Brockwell Park?

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Mrs Miggins, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    They're the same reasons for masturbation's popularity. You can also do time trials, but not in the park - the authorities are quick as bunnies if you try.
     
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  2. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    The authorities are sometimes a little premature in my experience.
     
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  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I have seen a couple of total arses during Parkrun. Bloke walking along the path with a child holding each hand at full arm's length to take up as much room as possible repeatedly shouting "This is a public park" as the public runners ran around him. Another very big guy on a skipping rope bang in the middle of the path close to the top of the BMX track hill clearly "making a point".

    The event is over in 30 minutes. It sticks to the outer path and runners are only really bunched up for about 15 of those. For anyone who really hates it, it's not hard to avoid.

    There were several police around the course a couple of weeks ago, presumably due to the complaints.
     
  4. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Made my debut run at Brockwell this morning, it was nice and friendly; no incidents or accidents.
    Probably went around in circa 32 minutes, it was a comfortable jog all things considered; I enjoyed it.
     
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  5. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    It was quite a fast group today. I was 5s faster than last week but still 12 places further down the field.

    The faster runner was in his 50s. Gives me hope that it's not necessarily all down hill from here.

    There was also a couple in a top hat and veil, apparently getting a run in before the big event!
     
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  6. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    New BPB (buggy personal best) for me today.

    Was pretty good conditions this morning and glad I got out as was debating running this afternoon instead and the weather is now shit.
     
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  7. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Saw a couple of you guys with buggies - was going to say hello just in case but after the run my ears were blocked which was making me speak a bit like I have a speech impediment!
     
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  8. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there were a few buggies this week. Ours is the blue three wheeler so you know for next time.
     
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  9. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

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  10. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Great work!

    That's a real milestone.

    If you do that sort of run every week or two you'll see some big benefits across all distances. Also opens up some nice routes. You could probably get up round green Park and back for instance
     
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  11. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Thanks Blade, sometimes I still don't consider myself to be a runner even though I run 3/4 times a week. I think this is a landmark achievement, a milestone as you say. I think I can call myself a runner now, I would just like to get a bit faster but I believe that will come with time.

    I would like to do the three parks, St James's park, Green park and Hyde Park.
     
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  12. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Strava lacks a few things in basic mode even though I have free plug ins. Maybe it's me getting familiar with it.
    Eventually I worked out my half marathon time 2 hours 36 mins.
     
  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I think thats about 18 miles if you run to/from Brixton. You could get a tube to victoria or green park and start there though to make it a bit shorter. Quite a nice run though.

    You're definitely a runner!

    The pace will come with time as you say. Also, you can maybe do hills or intervals to help things. Brockwell is good for hills - you could do repeats up the back hill (the "down" hill on parkrun) or perhaps do a lap round the outside where each time you go past a path leading up the hill to the middle you sprint up it and jog back down before carrying on your lap... I quite like this as you make the most of the views in the park.
     
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  14. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    n/a
     
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  15. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Skipping Rope Man is WEIRD. He stands right in the way of the runners. It's not as if there is a lack of space around the rest of the park :facepalm:

    It's almost as if he is waiting for an incident to take place.
     
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  16. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    As per DogWalkerGate - at the Brockwell parkrun start a month or so ago - absolutely the best way (so far) to deal with park nutters is to record them on video on a phone as runners go by. It's amazing how self-conscious they immediately become.

    It's like they're mentally deleting the tweet or email they'd already drafted about how *unreasonable/inconsiderate* etc, parkrunners are
     
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  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    DogWalkerGate?
     
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  18. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    At the line up by the lido (at the start) someone insisted on walking his dog right through the whole start line from the front. He did it for a few weeks, people obv. moved out the way to let him through before finally there was a tweet about how unreasonable parkrun was. Next week it was filmed and the dog walker stopped
     
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  19. Up the junction

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  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    As if that's not bad enough, I thoroughly object to being described as a jogger. :mad: :D
     
  21. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    In my case 'jogger' is pretty fair, what I hate is 'fun run(ner)'.
     
  22. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    I think the OP question has been answered.
    Can we agree a dedicated thread for Brockwell & local parkrun be created?
     
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  23. kl8041

    kl8041 Member

    We could resuscitate this old thread?

    Incidentally I really enjoyed the Dulwich parkrun last weekend as a break from BP while the Found festival was on, but I managed to forget my barcode, so I've technically still never set a time anywhere other than BP :-/
     
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  24. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Bet it was a good time too, nice and flat

    Might go tomorrow but my knee is a bit fucked so a little hesitant
     
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  25. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I showed up in my running gear, only to find no Parkrun. So I did the run anyway and then went home. So it was another Parkrun for me but no time!
     
  26. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    Going to be aiming to do the parkrun at some point this year. Only just started running so a way off yet.
     
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  27. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Good luck.

    Have you got yourself a plan?
     
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  28. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    A vague one at the moment. Just getting used to running right now, taking it slow and easy as much as I can. Once I can comfortably run around Myatt's Fields Park then I can start planning properly from there.
     
  29. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    That's pretty sensible
    If you think you might like something a bit more structured to guide you then there are good "couch to 5k" (or c25k) plans online
     
  30. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    Aye, they've been recommended to me, definitely on my radar. Cheers :)
     

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