25 January, 2022
Even a healthy obsession can be costly and a parkrun obsession is no different.
‘I’m not a runner’, I’m still saying to people when they ask me. But with 203 parkruns in the bag and counting, is that still true? Am I a runner? Or worse, am I an obsessive?
It’s true that Saturday mornings are sacred. It’s true that I’ve made overnight trips to complete my Alphabet, missed the odd important event in the pursuit of a NENDY and frantically dashed across West London from one parkrun to another after a last-minute cancellation.
But I know I’m not alone in my obsession and there’s safety in numbers, so I’m asking you, are you a parkrun obsessive too?
Total number of possible points: 17
So, are you a parkrun obsessive?
Score 0 – 5
Rest easy, you’re normal and not at all crazy. Well done for keeping a balanced mind.
Score 6 – 11
Careful now, you’re developing a questionable mental attitude to parkruns. Keep it in check!
There’s no hope for you, you’re definitely a parkrun obsessive. See you on the start line!
Jenny-Anne Dexter is a full-time life enthusiast, who likes to say yes to the abstract, the sublime and the ridiculous. A bog snorkeller, trail runner, year-round dipper and sometime cage fighter, she's currently deciding on which will be her first and only marathon...
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