Albert parkrun

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Albert parkrun was apparently just around the corner so we rolled up and asked for Tracey. Lee had received an email from her and she said that some of them would hang around after their official parkrun to support us. I don’t think either of us expected the welcome we received form Albert parkrun.


I’m unsure of numbers but it seemed like 60-70 fellow parkrunners. People were dressed as Santa, music was blasting and the whole atmosphere was electric. We were introduced to everyone and the money started to roll in. I’m unsure of an exact amount but we received something like £60 in donations from Albert parkrun alone. Unbelievable and we can’t thank you guys enough.


We were joined on the run by Stephen Moore, Mark Wilson and Ethiopian Paralympic silver medallist Wondiye Indelbu. This guy runs parkruns in 15 minutes, wow!

I felt great on this run and on every lap we passed a point where everyone cheered. This challenge is almost two weeks ago now and I still think about this particular parkrun every day. A massive thanks to Alan, Tracey and the rest of the guys at Albert parkrun. I promise we’ll be back soon.


Halfway point! Six down and only six to go!


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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