Mark Barun

Run Trainer for Richmond & Kingston. Qualified Personal Trainer & Sports Coach, check out barunfitnessandmartialarts.co.uk

Kingston upon Thames

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268Good deeds

559runs

3,273cheers

Mark Barun went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

A Christmas delivery

Mon 21 Dec
Report written by Mark Barun

St John's Church in Hampton Wick - https://stjohnshamptonwick.org/ requested its community to make up and deliver a Christmas box. They asked that the box include festive treats, a magazine. and puzzle books and this would be delivered to an elderly person who is isolated over the Christmas period. Jenna and I stocked our box with satsumas, chocolates, mince pies, a mini Christmas pudding, a magazine, a puzzle book, a bath bomb and of course, some hand sanitiser! We then took a long walk through Bushy Park to the church , spotting some beautiful wildlife on the way until we reached the red door with the beautiful Christmas wreath and handed over the box with a Merry Christmas.

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

Baby it's cold outside!!

Wed 25 Nov
Report written by Mark Barun

Not too early to use that line as it has been getting that way and so dark too don't you find!

Well it seems maybe that was the effect on us this week as I felt it and those that joined in the fitness challenge did find it hard to get away from the sofa. But for those that did. Well, bravo and you are already reaping the rewards with a faster split on your run time and a good boost to your aerobic power too!

For that to continue do try to put some faster pace work in once a week if you can and it'll tick over nicely if you keep it in balance and don't over do ; - )

Despite the number listed as four on the register, some not on the GG grid yet did buddy with a couple of us and they were so fired up they can't wait to run the circuit again.

Good to hear some things healthy are contagious right!

Keep up the great work 

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Kingston upon Thames

Baby it's cold outside!!

Wed 25 Nov
Report written by Mark Barun

Not too early to use that line as it has been getting that way and so dark too don't you find!

Well it seems maybe that was the effect on us this week as I felt it and those that joined in the fitness challenge did find it hard to get away from the sofa. But for those that did. Well, bravo and you are already reaping the rewards with a faster split on your run time and a good boost to your aerobic power too!

For that to continue do try to put some faster pace work in once a week if you can and it'll tick over nicely if you keep it in balance and don't over do ; - )

Despite the number listed as three on the register, some not on the GG grid yet did buddy with a couple of us and they were so fired up they can't wait to run the circuit again.

Good to hear some things healthy are contagious right!

Keep up the great work

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Kingston upon Thames

It wasn't a cheesy litter pick but there was a mask-a-pony...what a "deer" pun!

Fri 20 Nov
Report written by Mark Barun

So it was a Kingston and Richmond crossover , as some signed for both areas which means one report fits all!

Good turn out in terms of numbers who signed for this one but only a few sent through photos. From the reports we had we've seen some do litter bin relays, while others did a trail hike and some started picking up litter from the moment they left their house.

For the team I was in, one half of the dynamic duo was powering away and the other half...was me doing my best. We managed one and a half bin bags and a good collection of rubbish ranging from plastic, plastic, plastic stuff as well as dirty nappies, playboy bunny ears, a ninja turtle backpack, other stuff and 5 MASKS! On a 5km hike that is an average of ermmmmmm....ok I've got it! A mask every 1km!! (acceptable?)

Others did not quite find as many but did admit they were distracted by the lovely scenery within the Royal Parks, namely the deer because they are such "dear" creatures. Whilst others were admiring a beautiful horse trotting passed them as they walked, they nearly missed the mask on the floor.

Well done to all those that took part, even of you haven't shared your photos yet please do in the Whatsapp groups.

If you haven't done this task don't be sad there is always next week and the week after, and the week after, as I'm sure more people will continue to drop their masks, and rubbish, and plastic.

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

It wasn't a cheesy litter pick but there was a mask-a-pony...what a "deer" pun!

Fri 20 Nov
Report written by Mark Barun

So it was a Kingston and Richmond crossover , as some signed for both areas which means one report fits all!

Good turn out in terms of numbers who signed for this one but only a few sent through photos. From the reports we had we've seen some do litter bin relays, while others did a trail hike and some started picking up litter from the moment they left their house.

For the team I was in, one half of the dynamic duo was powering away and the other half...was me doing my best. We managed one and a half bin bags and a good collection of rubbish ranging from plastic, plastic, plastic stuff as well as dirty nappies, playboy bunny ears, a ninja turtle backpack, other stuff and 5 MASKS! On a 5km hike that is an average of ermmmmmm....ok I've got it! A mask every 1km!! (acceptable?)

Others did not quite find as many but did admit they were distracted by the lovely scenery within the Royal Parks, namely the deer because they are such "dear" creatures. Whilst others were admiring a beautiful horse trotting passed them as they walked, they nearly missed the mask on the floor.

Well done to all those that took part, even of you haven't shared your photos yet please do in the Whatsapp groups.

If you haven't done this task don't be sad there is always next week and the week after, and the week after, as I'm sure more people will continue to drop their masks, and rubbish, and plastic. 

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

Some talk about fitness...others even write about it ....SOME DO IT and to those - we salute you!

Tue 30 Jun
Report written by Mark Barun

Well those that came - LOVED it, 'Thank you so much for the motivation today to get my butt off the couch!' This cheers us up right!!!

I have to say I am a happy trainer when I hear the only thing missing is a burpee as there is always room for more.

To those that missed it I feel sad for you but it's always out there ; - )

Not sure you will have your own BODHI COACH to keep watch but have a crack anyway!

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Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Kingston upon Thames

Thank you so much for the motivation today to get my butt off the couch!

Tue 30 Jun
Report written by Mark Barun

Well those that came - LOVED it which cheers us up right!!! I have to say I am a happy trainer when I hear the only thing missing is a burpee as there is always room for more.

To those that missed it I feel sad for you but it's always out there ; - )

Not sure you will have your own BODHI COACH to keep watch but have a crack anyway!

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Mark Barun completed a ride • Evening Ride
Fri 26 Jun
6.9km
44:36
06:30/km
Mark Barun completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Thu 25 Jun
1.4km
26:42
18:59/km
Mark Barun went on a training session
Training session
Richmond

Sprinting for two boroughs or .... for chocolate CAKE!!

Tue 23 Jun
Report written by Jenna

So instead of doing one challenge in the blazing heat after a full day at work , why not do it twice! That's right, I decided that this week rather than alternating between the Kingston and Richmond challenges , I would do both and that meant that this week I was doubling my sprints.

Mark set this great challenge and I was excited to get stuck into it, I like sprints but haven't done them in some time and I know how great they are for fitness! I donned my race vest and headed to a quiet recreation ground where I first of all did a steady jog to warm up as per Mark's instructions. I wasn't too sure how far 50 metres was (I am rubbish at that stuff!) so after some research I discovered that it is roughly 66 steps ...so I measured it out in strides and got ready for my first sprint.

So it was suggested to us to do 5 sprints, increasing the intensity each time, so instead I did 10 - 5 for each of the two boroughs ....about halfway I started to wish I was part of the picnic birthday party on the other side of the green and started to try visualization techniques to get me to the 10th sprint ....I imagined chasing their chocolate birthday cake , a million pounds and other runners!!! Thankfully it worked! I completed all 10 sprints and jogged home feeling chuffed.

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