parkrun Report – 13th November 2021

The Cross Country season started this weekend but for those not wanting to race, parkrun is still going and is still free to take part in – just don’t forget your barcode!

This week we had 61 runners at 16 events UK.  

At our “home” parkrun of Cannon Hill there was 21 Lions taking part. Those running were Mark, Dean, Steve, Richard, Ben,. Lottie, Kate, Jane, Steve, Sue, Pam, Zoe, Margaret, Julia, Claire, Helen, Debbie, Bernadette, Laura, David, Rebecca.

On this coming Saturday (20th November) it is Cannon Hill parkrun’s 500th event – look out for the club flag, wear your kit and if you’re not running still come along and volunteer (see below for the contact information).

Oh and there will be cake.

There was also Lions at the following locations: Woodhouse Moor (Sam), Arrow Valley (Millie), Brueton (Sean, Mark, Kate), Walsall Arboretum (Rob, Ian, Afshin, Peter, Rob, Stuart, Heidi), Bolton (Iain, Elizabeth), Sandwell Valley (Nigel), Roundhay (Alexandra), Seaton (Issy, Michael), Stratford-upon-Avon (Dennis), Lochend Woods (Matt), Oaklands – their 2nd Anniversary parkrun (Beverley, Tracie, Fay), Berkeley Green (Anthony), Beacon (Grace), Edgbaston Reservoir (Anna), Woodgate Valley Country Park (Kevin, Karen)

Don’t forget your BarkCode!
An amusing tale from Oaklands this weekend involved club member Fay and her Hungarian Vizsla Ziggy.
Having finished their run, Fay picked up her finishing token and went over to me with it to be scanned. During the process she was giving Ziggy a treat for doing well and accidentally put the treats in the same hand as her token. Next thing we knew, where was the token? Down the back of Ziggy’s throat. Thankfully the token managed to be rescued, saving Fay from a large vet’s bill, but looking slightly worse for wear!

Ziggy Barcode

Photo courtesy of Tracie.

Personal Bests
Mark got yet another PB, this time at Cannon Hill
No milestones this week!

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 Country Park:

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! 

If you would like to review a parkrun for us, or tell us an amusing story that happened at parkrun, please get in touch and I will include it on a future report – pictures and Strava screenshots welcome!