Today’s parkrun Hackney Marshes has two important meanings to me for the following reasons;
- The river Lea that is a major feature flowing on the outside of this course. This river has a close meaning in my heart as it starts in my home town of Luton and is a major feature of my beloved home parkrun Luton Wardown. On the subject of my local parkrun I would like to wish good luck to Lisa, Kate, Kathy and Zena on your Luton purple parkrun today for the Willow foundation, all the best ladies!
- I am just a stones through away from the Olympic park that inspired me after watching a number of events at London 2012 to get fitter and live a healthier lifestyle!
Today was no exception it was again great to have company running today, along with my great buddy Martin joining us was Angelica (red jacket) who is a fellow lecturer at the University of Westminster and Gabriela one of his top students, great to have you onboard I hope you have both now have got the parkrun bug!
This is one fast flat course that is simply an out and back route that is run almost entirely on tarmac footpaths around the perimeter of Hackney Marshes with the river Lea flowing by the side of the path!
The paths are wide enough to allow for plenty of overtaking and I love running these kind of out and back routes!
My parkrun time 30:12 – My fastest capital parkrun time to date but I am slightly annoyed as I could have easier got under 30 mins if I pushed it a little bit more today!
There is free parking on site very close to the start at Hackney Marshes Centre, it also boasts an excellent cafe and there are toilets facilities available before the event starts that is not always the case!
This is definitely a course you should go to record a your overall parkrun PB it is very flat and fast in nature!
I would like to thank Graham and his parkrun team of volunteers for making me and my guests extremely welcome today, greatly appreciated guy’s!
Finally would I recommend Hackney Marshes completely YES a must for PB hunters with great on site facilities, top location!
Mark aka Silent Runner
Run on 10-09-2016