Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us? Hello friends. So onn Saturday mornings we like to travel around different parts of Nottinghamshire and beyond. Because we love to run.

Finding somewhere fun for our morning family runs. When my husband has a morning off work that is! We love to try out different Parkrun courses.

We are really lucky to have a variety of Parkrun’s that we can go to. This way we never get fed up just going to the same one. Some are flat and fast, some hilly, all challenging!!

On Saturday morning we can all decide if we want to run through the woods, run up hills or try and get a new PB.

A few weeks ago my Husband found us a new one to try out. Gedling Country Park.

We all love this one but it is very challenging. Two long hills and one really short steep hill. Wow though, when not gasping for breath, What lovely views.

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

My Daughter woke up feeling poorly. She wrapped herself up and said she was not doing Parkrun.

Does this look the face of someone poorly or someone who did not want to run up the hills? Lol.

Somehow once the race was done, she felt loads better. Think she wanted to stop with her big Brother who was home from Uni that day.

She enjoyed cheering us on instead.

Mollie At Parkrun

Mollie came with us.

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

This is the first hill.

Who wants to run a nice flat fast Parkrun course when you can have this fun and challenging course?

May have been my slowest Parkrun time ever, but it was so much fun!

Hill work at Gedling

Nice long hill anyone?

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

Youngest Son making this hill look easy peasey!?

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

My face shows how much pain this hill was.


Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

Yeah. Some downhill.

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

How much do I like downhill running!?

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

My youngest Son sprinting to the finish line, again making it look easy.

I love running t-shirt!!

Then 8 minutes behind my Son, here I am! Huffing, puffing and moaning at my Husband who kindly paced me round..

Running never gets any easier does it!?

Have you ever tried Parkrun? It is a free friendly run every Saturday 09.00. A timed 5km.

Or in lots of places, there is a kids only 2km every Sunday 09.00. There will be one near you, check it out!!

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

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Firstly, I can’t believe it had been over a year since I last ran Parkrun. As it only feels like a few months ago. Now managed to run 2 in two weeks.

I stop running Parkrun because I was about 12 minutes behind my PB. A year later I’m still 12 minutes behind my PB but I’m not letting it stop me no more. Back At Parkrun.

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Secondly, whilst eating my way through my yummy chocolate Birthday cake for breakfast, last Saturday morning!!

(Obviously, after Parkrun😉) it occurred to me, not only am I over 4 years older than when I set my Parkrun personal best time, but I am also a stone and a half heavier. Parkrun PB Challenge.

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 Last but not least, all of us love to run Parkrun On A Saturday Morning when my husband is off work. We sometimes like to travel around to different ones in our area too.

We are lucky to live close to quite a few different ones and we are planning to travel to some further afield in the Summer. Parkrun Parkfun Gedling: Saturday Morning Exercise.

Parkrun Fun In Gedling, Nottingham Want To Join Us?

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  1. Angela Milnes
    28 June 2016 / 23:17

    This looks so fun and nice to se you can do this as a family too. Thanks for sharing. #FitnessTuesday

  2. Toni • Gym Bunny Mummy
    22 June 2016 / 17:19

    I've never heard of ParkRun but I'm going to google it & see if there's one ner us, it looks fab 🙂

  3. tracey bowden
    12 June 2016 / 12:46

    I love that you all run together. Me and my daughter like to run around around our local park in the summer but it doesn't usually last that long before we stop! I really want to take part in a run like this I think I need a fitness bucket list #fitnesstuesday

  4. Joanne Mallon
    9 June 2016 / 14:22

    So lovely to see your whole family running together. I've never done a ParkRun but I'm pretty tempted now, though I suspect ours literally is a few laps around the park and nowhere near as picturesque as yours.

    • 12 June 2016 / 12:19

      Thank you Joanne, I must admit, I love the view on this one 🙂

  5. Morgan Prince
    8 June 2016 / 19:37

    I've never done a Parkrun but it looks like fun! I think that kind of run would finish me off! I'll have to check them out. 🙂

    7 June 2016 / 18:53

    What brill photos! We're parkrun fans too. This half term we were visiting family in N Ireland and went along to Portrush parkrun which is the only one entirely on sand. It's a really nice run and the whole family did it including my 8 year daughter – her first complete parkrun. Hurray!

    • 7 June 2016 / 21:02

      Aww thats brilliant. I bet it was hard work on the sand? But I bet it was a great run 🙂

  7. Mirka @fitness4mamas
    7 June 2016 / 11:59

    It's fantastic to see all your family take park in such a great fitness activity. Need to persuade my hubby who is more into cycling. #FitnessTuesday

    • 7 June 2016 / 21:01

      Aww thank you Mirka, we all love it at the minute 🙂

  8. Anosa Malanga
    5 June 2016 / 20:01

    Not even sure if my park has park runs but this looks fun and am jealous for your entire family runs together.

  9. kerry norris
    31 May 2016 / 22:38

    Well done to you all for doing this. I'd love to take up running. I just feel like I don't have time for it but I guess I could make it a family affair like you do x

    • 1 June 2016 / 07:42

      Thanks Kerry. Yes cos we all like running it is easier to do it. If one of us wasn't interested it would be a lot harder to arrange it 🙂

  10. The Parenting Trials
    31 May 2016 / 06:14

    Wow go you, I've never done a park run lol. I use to do bootcamp twice a week and part of that was running and have to admit I suck at running lol xx

    • 31 May 2016 / 10:37

      Oh wow I bet boot camp is so hard! Would love to try it 🙂

  11. Kara Guppy
    30 May 2016 / 11:00

    I have not done a parkrun, I cannot run for toffee – let me swim anyday

    • 31 May 2016 / 10:34

      Thankso for stopping by Kara, whoo I love swimming too

    • 31 May 2016 / 10:34

      Thankso for stopping by Kara, whoo I love swimming too

  12. ana de jesus
    29 May 2016 / 17:00

    I don't know about fun but it looks like a great, invigorating run, well done for completing the run x

    • 29 May 2016 / 18:15

      Thank you Ana 🙂 It was fun for about the first 5 minutes, hehe 🙂

  13. Ivana Split
    29 May 2016 / 14:40

    I have never tried Park run but it seems a fantastic thing to do. You have a lovely family…so cool you're all running together!!!

  14. Nat Jones
    29 May 2016 / 13:15

    I've heard alot about parkrun but have never been brave enough to try….to be fair I'm not sure i'm fit enough for 5k at the moment lol!

    • 29 May 2016 / 16:27

      Thanks for stopping by Nat. Parkrun is lots of fun and very encouraging 🙂

  15. Helena Ashworth
    28 May 2016 / 20:52

    I've not heard of parkrun before but then I'm more of a couch potatoe 😉 #CountryKids

  16. beautyqueenuk
    28 May 2016 / 18:04

    Well done you for joining in and jogging, I am not built for jogging but so many of my friends do it and just love it x

    • 29 May 2016 / 09:14

      Thank you lovely. I hate running but I love food, ha! I have been putting weight on a little now so I am trying to get back out running more 🙂

  17. Tamar SB
    28 May 2016 / 11:56

    What a gorgeous place! Well done all of you!

  18. Chilling With Lucas
    28 May 2016 / 10:40

    Well done to your family! I couldn't imagine me or D ever getting up saying let's go for a run haha although we do make sure we go for walks to get Lucas into the habit of exercise x

    • 29 May 2016 / 09:04

      Hehe, thanks lovely. Running never gets any easier 🙁

  19. Island Living 365
    28 May 2016 / 09:44

    I keep meaning to do park runs but finding excuses! That looks like a fab course and I can see that mixing it up and finding new courses is the key to staying motivated. Well done on completing what looks like a challenging course!! 🙂 xx #countrykids

    • 28 May 2016 / 10:25

      Thank you. Yes this one is the toughest one we have been to yet. Also fun 🙂 I hope you get to try one soon..

  20. Coombe Mill
    28 May 2016 / 08:30

    Parkruns always look like fun whenever you share them on here, unfortunately I can never make them with our changeover being a Saturuday. This park run looks like it was definitely a challenging one, but those views look fab. It looks like overall you all had a fab time at the new route. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    • 28 May 2016 / 10:24

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Fiona. Aww yes it would be hard to get out on Saturday and do one. Pity they didn't do them on another day too!

  21. Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy
    28 May 2016 / 07:38

    I keep meaning to join in with our park run but haven't made it yet. I have however, just been out running after dropping the girls at school. Looks like a difficult run here but so good for the whole family #countrykids

    • 28 May 2016 / 10:22

      Thank you lovely, I bet you girls would love it 🙂 I really like the ones on Sunday for the little ones as they are not to far 🙂