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Photoblog: Parkrunathon 2017

When I set my 2017 goal of working on my 5k's, I didn't think it would be in the form of tackling ten in one weekend.

But that's exactly what a group of us from CDF Runners did, in aid of Velindre and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Parkrunathon 2017 was a multi-stage tour of ten parkruns across south east Wales, held over a weekend and totaling 50km. 

We covered Pontypridd, Penallta, Bryn Bach, Pontypool and Cwmbran on the Saturday; followed the next day by Newport, Riverfront, Barry, Cardiff and finally the unofficial parkrun of CDF Runners, Grangemoor.

A relaxed (and free) event organised by CDF Runners, people dipped in and out of different parkruns along the way, attending whichever ones they could or fancied doing. Some people walked or ran sections of the routes, or cheered from the sidelines.  We all shared copious amounts of cake, flapjacks, sweets and snacks.

For some reason, I decided I wanted to take on all ten parkruns. I didn't care how slow I was, it was th…

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