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parkrun, lap two



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,740 ✭✭✭ opus

    Read today that parkrun in Russia has been suspended.

    Suspension of events in Russia

    Not before time in my personal opinion.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,315 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph

    They have even gone as far as effectively turning off the parkrun Russia website as it now just has a plain holding page saying that it's suspended. Presumably so nobody can accuse them of still operating for people who don't understand the parkrun setup.

  • Registered Users Posts: 640 ✭✭✭ simonw

    Has anyone run Navan parkrun? would it be ok for a running buggy?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,140 ✭✭✭ positron

    I've done it many years ago, and it should be totally fine with a buggy. It's all paved I think, but I recall some parts of it was more like gravel, just poor quality surface. 3 laps of a loop around the park.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 540 ✭✭✭ Name Changed

    Has anyone done a parkrun in Treviso or Farfalle? Heading to Venice in a couple of weeks and am just wondering which one is best or just easier to navigate to?.

  • Registered Users Posts: 540 ✭✭✭ Name Changed

  • Registered Users Posts: 723 ✭✭✭ jcon1913

    Sadly the 30 minute runner will be handy when I run my first parkrun in 2 years

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue

    Will you have access to a car? According to google maps direction thingy Farfalle seems to be better served by public transport with Venice to Farfalle taking between 45 min to an hour but Venice to Treviso taking 1.5 hours.

    By car they are very similar at approx 30 minutes. I've no idea which is nicer but it's Italy so you can't go too far wrong. Maybe check their photos on FB to see which looks nicest.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,232 ✭✭✭✭ ArmaniJeanss

    Neither seem to be thriving - Farfelle averaging around 20 people and Treviso a little less. Not sure I'd be too bothered to be honest unless I was staying right beside one of them.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue

    I wonder does anyone know what age grade calculator parkrun uses?

    Or else how can you determine what time you need to get in order to reach a certain age grade?

  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭ Wottle

    "Run grader" app on Android is pretty close to my efforts 0.03% out

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,315 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph

    It's an old version of the WAVA tables that parkrun then messed about with a bit but refused to say how.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,832 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes

    You can work it out yourself with a calculator.

    Take your most recent parkrun time and multiply it by the age grade given (expressed as a decimal) and you have the 100% time for your age grade. Then divide this figure by the required age grade to find your target.

    My own example:

    35:29 -> age grade 45.61% (age 61) -> 35:29 * .4561 = 16:11 (100% for age 61)

    If I want to run 60%: 16:11/0.6 = 26:58 approx

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue


    I'm a little embarrassed I didn't think of that method myself 🙈

    Thanks all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,346 ✭✭✭ Murph_D has all the bells and whistles, if you play around with it. What grade are you trying to reach?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,508 ✭✭✭ DeepBlue


    Trying to hit 70%. 69.57 is as close as I've gotten about 3 years ago. At least the handy thing with ageing is that the target gets closer 😆

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,072 ✭✭✭ McGrath5

    The barking dog at Marley parkrun.

  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ Sussex18

    Does anyone know of the nearest Parkrun to Belfast Train Station, coming from Dublin?. Or alternatively near Jury's Inn? Nothing booked yet but would like to.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,738 ✭✭✭ Nuttzz

    Ormeau is the probably the nearest one to the city centre, nice park, pretty flat and quite well attended

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭ gar

    Yup I have walked from Jury's to Ormeau. Very nice route too

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭ nullObjects

    Hey folks, just wondering if the barcode has to be printed or if an image on a phone would scan?

    (I don't have access to a printer)

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil

    Yeah, I've scanned phone images. The barcode can be stored on some watches, if you've a Garmin. You can also order wristbands from parkrun.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,315 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robinph

    There are also some apps which will generate the barcode on your phone for you, one of which is called Running Achievements. You can also save multiple family members runner ids so you are covered if anyone forgets their wristband.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭ nullObjects

    Cheers for the responses, will give it a bash. No hassle if it doesnt work anyway, just thought it might save me the trouble of finding printer.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,726 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig

    Is that the prison one? I was scheduled to do it 3 weeks after the lockdown started so that was obviously knocked on the head. When did you apply for it?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭ Duzzie

    Yes, it is the prison one. I'd been due to do it the week that the lockdown started. I emailed them a few weeks ago to see if I was still on the list and they offered me a place for today, last week was the first event with visitors. AFAIK, the previous waiting list was scrapped, so you'd need to apply again.