Richard Borrowdale

Regular runner who enjoys volunteering. Qualified run leader & coach.



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Richard Borrowdale signed up to a training session
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Log a (not) parkrun 5k run or walk

Sat 23 Jan 18:15 pm
Location of your choice, Location of your choice, Location of your choice
Get involved with your GoodGym and parkrun communities

Did you know you can log a (not) parkrun while the events are still suspended? This is a great way to stay connected while events are still unable to run.

Go to to register or sign in to your profile. Just log a 5k walk or run any time this week, select the date in the bar and presto- you will see it on your parkrun profile. This links to the event page registered as your Home Run.

Remember to share with us how you get on!

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Richard Borrowdale completed a training run • Night Run
Sun 17 Jan
Richard Borrowdale signed up to a training session
Training session

Miles of smiles

Sun 17 Jan 18:15 pm
Where ever you are, In your own Town, or City , In the postcode you're in
Spread happiness and clock up the steps

Kudos to everyone who completed last week's 5k your way- you're all epic.

This week's challenge is to collect miles of smiles. Keep a track of your distance, linking to Strava for the team effort of the January challenge, and collect smiles along the way. Try to greet everyone you pass with a smile or a hello and keep count of how many you manage to share.

You can walk, run or cycle for this one. Let's spread some GG love.

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Richard Borrowdale went on a training session
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GoodGym (not) parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan
Report written by Steven Hitcham

With the January Challenge well under way, the GoodGym Area Activators discussed ways we can engage members across all areas, on some bigger training sessions.

One of our ideas was a weekly GoodGym (not) parkrun, to be hosted by a different area each week, but open to GoodGymers from all areas each week.

I happily volunteered GoodGym Norwich to host the inaugural GoodGym (not) parkrun, with a rather large helping hand from Melanie Young at GG Bristol for organising the results.

I've inlcuded any photos that were sent to me. If you'd like your photo added to this report, please email

The results are below:

1) 18:32 Simon Fitzmaurice First Timer CR. 2) 19:35 Dave Thomson First Timer. 3) 22:25 Becky Jones First Timer. 4) 22:29 Manuel Laurijssen First Timer. 5) 22:45 Kerry Buckley First Timer. 6) 22:54 James G First Timer. 7) 22:59 Steven Hitcham First Timer. 8) 23:05 Stephen Reed First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Joanne Kitching First Timer. 9)= 23:28 Hilary Wood First Timer. 11) 23:36 Katie Carew-Robinson First Timer. 12) 24:00 Lisbon Dave First Timer. 13) 24:10 Robert Organ First Timer. 14) 24:22 Jonathan W First Timer. 15) 24:33 Laura Knogler First Timer. 16) 24:35 Alex Passa First Timer. 17) 24:57 Richard Breakspear First Timer. 18) 25:00 Tav First Timer. 19) 25:01 Samantha Ismail-Epps First Timer. 20) 25:06 Fraser Mashiter First Timer. 21) 25:32 Nick Moore First Timer. 22) 25:39 Laura W First Timer. 23) 25:47 Juli Wood First Timer. 24) 26:00 Liz* First Timer. 25) 26:12 Richard Borrowdale First Timer. 26) 26:31 Katie_g First Timer. 27) 26:57 Alex Moylett First Timer. 28) 27:10 Alex I First Timer. 29) 27:58 Simon R-J First Timer. 30) 28:24 Tasha Watts First Timer. 31) 28:47 Karl Savill First Timer. 32) 28:53 Rebecca Marston First Timer. 33) 29:09 Sian Stockport First Timer. 34) 29:12 Emperor Matt (Ret.) First Timer. 35) 29:28 Tony Coyne First Timer. 36) 29:34 Jen Douglas First Timer. 37) 29:35 Paul S First Timer. 38) 30:01 Nicola Stevenson First Timer. 39) 30:20 Vaguely Northern Darren First Timer. 40) 30:24 Helen Emerson* First Timer. 41) 30:37 Sinead First Timer. 42) 30:39 Becky Selman First Timer. 43) 30:45 Sally First Timer. 44) 31:12 Jo Michael First Timer. 45) 32:00 Jane Yelloly First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Bethan Greenaway First Timer. 46)= 32:10 Maurice First Timer. 48) 32:45 Rosie Sayers First Timer. 49) 32:52 Allora Kingston First Timer. 50) 32:56 Jess M First Timer. 51) 33:01 Colchester* First Timer. 52) 33:17 Sophie Lack First Timer. 53) 33:50 Laura Pickard First Timer. 54) 34:07 CJ Jessup First Timer. 55) 34:37 Daryl V First Timer. 56) 35:08 Jo O'Leary First Timer. 57) 35:53 Emily Rivers First Timer. 58) 36:00 Matt Burton First Timer. 59) 36:44 Sue MacDermott First Timer. 60) 36:55 Katy (GG Norwich family) First Timer. 61) 37:06 Allan Mansfield First Timer. 62) 37:13 Emily Skyrme* First Timer. 63) 39:01 Julie M First Timer. 64) 40:16 Judy Knapp First Timer. 65) 40:43 Elizabeth Halford First Timer. 66) 41:55 Andy Billy Baxter Ralph Picao* First Timer. 67) 42:01 Tara Isherwood First Timer. 68) 42:02 Gina J First Timer. 69) 45:18 SaraP First Timer. 70) 46:09 Michelle Andrews First Timer. 71) 50:54 Melanie Young First Timer. 72) 55:00 David Ewens First Timer. 73) 57:45 Bill Edmonds First Timer. 74) 1:02:30 Iain McWass* First Timer. 75) 1:06:48 Lenka First Timer. 76) 1:14:00 Pauline Harrison First Timer.

(An asterisk means the person hasn't filled in the registration form

If your name isn't on here, it's because you didn't submit a time, please remember to do this in future weeks, that's if you want your time recorded :-)

You can also see age graded results via this Facebook page

Here's some other statistics Melanie has put together.

76 - Number of GG(n)parkrunners. 76 - Number of First Timers. 0 - Number of VPBs. 32:34 - Average Time. 18:32 - Course Record. 22:25 - Female Record. 18:32 - Male Record.

0.76 - Average Feeling Improvement. 41 - Feeling better 22 - Feeling the same 11 - Feeling worse

Well done for everyone for taking part, I hope it continues to be popular and grow over the coming weeks.

I now hand over the baton to GoodGym Stockport, who will ne hosting next week's GoodGym (not) parkrun.

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Richard Borrowdale completed a training run • Afternoon Run ⛄️
Fri 8 Jan
Richard Borrowdale signed up to a training session
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5K your way

Sun 10 Jan 18:15 pm
Your house, Newcastle, NE WHERE
Run, walk or cycle

Join in this week with a run, walk or cycle however you wish whenever you like to kickstart some more online fitness sessions throughout lockdown. Remember, joining in will also help to contribute towards the January Challenge!

Please sign up and complete your 5k by Sunday night.

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Training session

GoodGym (not)parkrun - Week 1

Sat 9 Jan 23:59 pm
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Improve fitness levels

GoodGym Norwich are hosting the first national GoodGym (not)parkrun, which will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021.

You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time here by midnight on Saturday.

A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol for creating the results form and who will put the results together. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete.

My target is for at least 100 people from GoodGym across the UK to take part ;-)

If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to or WhatsApp to 07765966500.

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Richard Borrowdale completed a training run • Night Run
Wed 6 Jan
Richard Borrowdale completed a training run • Night Run
Tue 5 Jan
Richard Borrowdale completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Mon 4 Jan
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