parkrun Report – 16th October 2021

In the midst of autumn marathon season, parkrun is still going and is still free to take part in – just don’t forget your barcode!

This week we had runners at 22 events in the UK and one in Amsterdam, as Maria took part in the Amsterdam Sebos parkrun the day before she completed the Amsterdam Marathon.

At our “home” parkrun of Cannon Hill there was 17 Lions taking part, Oaklands was busier than normal with the arrival of the With Me Now podcast doing their 2021 Pow Wow at the course – 12 Lions also participated. At Woodgate Valley’s 11th event there was 7 Lions – and always a big thumbs up to the core team there including our very own Mike and Pete. Michael finished first at Bolberry Down parkrun with a time of 19:09.

There was also Lions at the following locations: Woodhouse Moor (Alexandra), Reading (Mark), Ashton Court (Lorenzo), Brueton (Millie, Claire, Mark), Worcester (Sean), Worcester Pitchcroft (Mark), Walsall Arboretum (Scott), Goole (Arthur), Perry Hall (Caroline), Conwy (Lindsey), Burnham and Highbridge (Tracy), Stratford-upon-Avon (Paul), Great Denham (Kevin), Morecambe Prom (Elizabeth), Severn Valley (Nigel), Babbs Mill (Beverley), Warwick Racecourse (Aidan), and Edgbaston Reservoir (Sebastian, Tony).

Personal Bests
Oaklands was the place to be for PBs with Dave, Nick and Dominika getting their best times on the 3 lap course
Julie got a PB at Woodgate Valley
Lindsey joined the 25 Club
Scott joined the 100 Club
Dave joined the Cowell Club


What is the Cowell Club do you ask? There was only one person to ask and that was Dave: “Named after Chris Cowell, the first to complete it, to join the Cowell Club one needs to complete a parkrun at 100 different venues. The UK parkrun Tourists Facebook group use the ‘Cow Cowl’ – a ‘Buff-type’ neckwear with a cow design – to recognise each other when on tour or just out and about. Tourists have been known to celebrate their ‘Cowell Run’, and even half or quarter Cowells, with cake, fancy dress and the like!”


Don’t forget – your local parkruns need your support this (and every) weekend, can you help out and volunteer? If you still want to run, roles such as pre-event set up and first timers briefing mean that you can volunteer and run – meaning you get double the credit towards those all important milestone t-shirts. Without enough volunteers these events won’t happen.

Please contact on the following email addresses:

Cannon Hill:

Oaklands (opposite the Swan Centre in Yardley):

Edgbaston Reservoir:

Woodgate Valley:

Cannon Hill Junior parkrun (Sunday mornings):


If you are a club member don’t forget to go to your parkrun profile – then click on Groups – then you can add Kings Heath Running Club and your name could appear in future reports! 

For those of us with children/who work in education, next week is half term so I look forward to seeing some more parkrun tourism on the next two reports.

If you would like to review a parkrun for us, please get in touch and I will include it on a future report – pictures and Strava screenshots welcome!

Notification of AGM for Kings Heath Running Club to Affiliated Members

Dear Valued Club Member

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Kings Heath Running Club will be held at 19:00 on Saturday 9th March in the function room at the Station Pub – Location details can be found here.

The purpose of the AGM is to:

  • receive from the Committee a report, balance sheet, and statement of accounts for the preceding financial year
  • agree to the club constitution and discuss any proposed amendments
  • elect the Committee for the following year

Only registered members of Kings Heath Running Club will be eligible to submit resolutions, attend and vote at the AGM, and stand for Committee posts.

Details of the requirements for the AGM can be found in the constitution (ref 7.2) along with voting details (ref 8.1). For the purpose of the AGM, a member will be classified in accordance with point 4 of the constitution as at 23/2/2019.

The club constitution

A new draft constitution has been created which will be discussed as part of the meeting, the draft constitution can be located here. Any amendments proposed for consideration by the AGM must be submitted in writing to the interim secretary by 19:00 on 23/02/2019. Amendments are to be submitted in writing to marked for the attention of Scott Williams. Any amendments will be shared with members a minimum of 7 days prior to the AGM and will be open for discussion at the AGM. Agreement will be reached to implement the constitution following discussion of any proposed amendments on the basis of a majority vote.

Committee Posts

The meeting will include the election of committee members for the following year. Members considering themselves for a position should read the constitution and be doing so on the basis that the expectation is they will commit to the role for a min. 12 month period.

Nominations for membership of the committee must be received by the interim secretary in writing (including e-mail) by 19:00 on 23/02/2019. All nominations must include details of the seconder (see point 10.2.2 of the proposed constitution), nominations are to be made in the following format and to be sent to Scott Williams –

Proposal for consideration for a Committee role to be discussed by AGM
Name of proposer (yourself)
Name of seconder (another club member who has agreed with your self-nomination)
Committee Role applied for
Will be present at the meeting?

The following roles will be up for election by the AGM with details of whether the current post holder is standing for re-election. Job descriptions of all of the roles can be found here.

Role Current Holder Standing for re-election Notes
Chairperson Barbara Partridge Yes N/A
Secretary Scott Williams (Interim) Yes N/A
Treasurer Scott Garner Yes N/A
Volunteer Co-ordinator Nicy Morgan Yes N/A
Kit Manager Scott Williams No N/A
Social Secretary Trudie Bagwell Yes N/A
Men’s XC Manager Michael Green Yes N/A
Women’s XC Manager Vacant N/A
Communications Manager Vacant New position

Should you have any further arising matters that you wish to be discussed please arrange to send these through to by 19:00 on the 23/2/2019.

Kind Regards
Scott Williams
Interim Club Secretary

5K and Beyond returns 10th January 2019!

The To 5k and Beyond programme returns on the Thursday 10th January 2019! Our ever-popular course (run eight times previously) is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to running in an easy and approachable way.

This is a FREE programme. You are not required to pay for this or to join Kings Heath Running Club.

We meet at Colmore School in Kings Heath for a warm up and briefing.

To sign up please complete this form and tick the relevant box 5k and Beyond Joiner:
Google Forms – To 5K and Beyond Signup

Week one is a mix of run and walking and this run:walk pattern changes each week as we progress towards increasing the amount of time spent running.

The programme lasts 14 weeks and is lead by a CiRF (Coach in Running Fitness) trained coach and supported by volunteers within in the club. You are not required to attend every single week but will find it beneficial to get the support of fellow beginners attending each week 🙂

At the end of the programme we encourage all participants of To 5K and Beyond to run at Cannon Hill parkrun on the 23rd March 2019 along with club members to celebrate completing the programme: more details on this will be provided during the programme.

We run every Thursday and runners are encouraged to make use of Tuesday evening and Saturday morning beginners sessions if they can to add an additional run – these are not structured programmes but are supported by club volunteers.

Cannon Hill parkrun takeover November 3rd

Kings Heath will be supporting Cannon Hill parkrun by filling the volunteer roles on November 3rd – and we’ll be providing a pacing squad to speed you towards a pb (odd minutes).

See you there!

Cannon Hill parkrun takeover 15th September

KHRC will be filling all volunteer roles at Cannon Hill parkrun on 15th September – it’s a special run as we’re using the popular alternative trail route. Meet at Holders Lane Playing Fields. After the run we’re taking over the Gorilla Cafe in Kings Heath for a celebration breakfast. 

The next 5K and Beyond programme starts 13th September 2018

The club is delighted to announce the next date for our To 5K and Beyond programme. Our next programme starts on the Thursday 13th September 2018.

The course is specifically designed for absolute beginners—no previous experience is necessary—if you can put one foot in front of the other then your welcome to join us! This programme has been run seven times previously and has seen many people transition to becoming regular runners. 🙂 There is no cost to join in. It’s absolutely free and all are welcome! We will meet every Thursday at 6:50 p.m. at Colmore School.

If you wish to participant we require you to fill in a simple registration form.

If you have any questions then you can either send us a message us below or via the event page on Facebook or message the club privately via our Facebook page.

John Enright parkrun 5th May

Our annual mobmatch against Bournville Harriers at Cannon Hill Park. Come and run for the Lions: everyone’s points will help!

March 10th: Cannon Hill Dusk Run

A run to celebrate a beautiful urban park that belongs to the people of Birmingham, our running community and the benefit of outdoor exercise.

Meet 5:45pm at the bandstand. Bring your torches, head torches, lanterns, glow sticks.
Perimeter path, 1.8 miles approx – 1 lap or 2- your choice. 

If you are driving, please don’t park in the Russell Rd car park as the gates will close at dusk.

KHRC Host the Birmingham Cross Country League

Kings Heath running club are excited to host the first race we’ve organised in the history of the club.  The women of the Midlands league and the men of the Birmingham leagueg will be running cross country at Cofton  Park on 13 January. Athletes: please come in good time as street parking will be limited and there may be a little bit of walking for you to get to the race. KHRC club members: If you haven’t got a job already, please come along at about 1 o’clock and join our Cheering  station.  the women’s race begins at 1:30 PM, and the men’s race begins at 2:30 PM. The weather forecast is good!

5K and Beyond Programme begins 4th January

The club’s course for absolute beginners, To 5K and Beyond, begins on  4th January. It’s absolutely free and all are welcome! We’ll meet every Thursday at 6:50 p.m. at Colmore School.

Here’s the form to join if you’d like to participate.