parkrun Report – 20th November 2021

As thoughts turn to the C word (no not Contra) and the temperatures get cooler, parkrun is still going and is still free to take part in – just don’t forget your barcode (and some extra layers)!

This week we had 68 registered runners at 18 events UK and 1 in Denmark!  

Cannon Hill celebrated its 500th event and there was huge representation from Lions, in volunteer or runner form (and a couple who did both). Getting there early allowed Barbara, Rob and Mike to get the banner and flag up in prime positions around the bandstand. 34 Lions ran the familiar course taking in the sights of the MAC, Crazy Golf Course and the famed Stirchley Triangle. It was great to see so much orange and black kit coming through the funnel, where I handed out some of Andrew’s famous Kings Heath pom pom keyrings to runners – as well as telling them to keep in order and not to duck out of the funnel!

Our running Lions were Dave, Andrew, David, Richard, Paul, Ian, Paul, Afshin, Gareth, Tony, Grace, Sean, Steve, Stuart, Lottie, Scott, Sean, Ruth, Andy, Sue, Laura, Barbara, Heidi, Alex, Ania, Julie, Rebecca, Trudie, Pam, Michael, Laura, Bernadette, Rebecca and Jane.

There was also Lions at the following locations: Cardiff (Zara), Amager Fælled (Tracy), Banbury (Nick), Dudley (Mark), Brueton (Claire, Mark, Maria), Worcester Pitchcroft (Mark), Gladstone (Dave), Sheringham (Issy), Rother Valley (Arthur), Ormeau (Kate), Beeston (Tim), Fort William (Matt), California Country (Bev), Millennium Country (Lee), Severn Valley Country (Nigel), Oaklands (Tracie, Fay), Edgbaston Reservoir (Simon, Anthony, Anna), Woodgate Valley Country Park (Taylor).

Personal Bests
Dave equalled his PB set at Oaklands the other week, this time at Cannon Hill
Julie set a new PB at Cannon Hill
Pam has now done 100 parkruns just at Cannon Hill, out of a total of 121

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!