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!