parkrun #42: Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate parkrun takes you on a single loop around a big National Trust property, complete with sheep and cows. It’s mostly on grass, and is undulating with a big-ish hill about halfway through.

Unusually, Wimpole Estate has a special dog start, so that dogs (and their human friends) run the first 500m or so of the course on their own, away from the rest of the field. This means that everyone is in speed order by the time they join, and there’s less need for overtaking.

My friend from university, Seb, managed to nab himself 10th place with a very speedy time of 20.32. I went round at a much steadier pace, finishing in 29.28 (see results).

Overall a very good parkrun, varied course with lots to look at, and some tasty cakes in the café afterwards 🙂

Thanks so much to the volunteers, and also to Seb for joining me on the run.

I’m running a different parkrun each week of the year to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Please head over to my JustGiving page if you’re able to help out.




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