Juneathon Day 27 – Warning: Contains A Bit Of Swearing

This is what I posted on the Juneathon Facebook Page this morning:

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The clean version

When I said ‘scuppered’, what I really meant (and what David was referring to) was this:

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The slightly more Tourettes version


Yes, parkrun fucking well fucked up my fucking challenge that I’d been fucking looking forward to for fucking weeks.

*Non-sweary bit*

In case you don’t know what my challenge was, I’d challenged myself to run my local parkrun at 9am, then get to the gym in time to do a spin class at 10am. Although there are only two miles between the park and gym, given how slow I am at a) running; and b) cycling, an hour – although not impossible – would be cutting it fine but, as long as the parkrun started on time, my challenge would be completed successfully and I could spend the rest of Saturday walking around saying things like, ‘yay, go me and my successfully completed challenges’.

*End of non-sweary bit*

But, did it start on time? OF COURSE IT FUCKING DIDN’T. I got to the park with plenty of time to spare but the introductory talk thing didn’t start until 9:05 and instead of just getting on with it and starting the run, the bloke started doing the crappy clapping everyone thing and so I thought fuck it, this is going to go on for at least another five minutes, I’m going to the gym, as I don’t want to miss spin and so I fucked off from the stupid fucking parkrun and went to the gym and went on the rowing machine and treadmill instead before going to spin.

Stupid fucking parkrun fucking up my fucking challenge.



Running: 0 miles because stupid fucking parkrun
Challenges completed successfully: 0 because stupid fucking parkrun
Cycling: 4 pointless miles because stupid fucking parkrun
Rowing machine: 15 minutes because stupid fucking parkrun
Treadmill: 15 minutes because stupid fucking parkrun
Spin: 45 minutes. Yay for spin


  • Stupid fucking parkrun.

  • Or should it be:

    stupidfucking parkrun

  • I get the impression you’re a tad cheesed off with the parkrun?

  • Is this for real or am I missing some kind of deep humour? After a quick scan of your other posts I presume the former. Do you even care that parkruns only take place due to the work of volunteers? And if Ashford is anything like my local parkrun, those volunteers would have received a thank-you clap before the start. Pity they delayed the start of your epic challenge. Oh, and don’t be surprised to receive a stern word from the race director or even an outright parkrun ban if you’ve got the gall to show up at Victoria Park again. Funny thing is, you’re a self confessed procrastinator-it’s all over your blog. And yet it’s always someone else’s fault. Priceless.

    P.S. Judging by your times, completing the parkrun and a 2 mile bike ride in an hour would have been a pinch anyway. Oh well, there’s always your marathon to look forward to.

    • Oh dear, sorry my humour was lost on you, my blog isn’t supposed to be taken seriously 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to read my posts and comment though, it’s appreciated.

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