With the majority of local parkruns having been cancelled on the 27th due to snow, we all welcomed it back this week – whether running, volunteering or both. parkrun is still going and is still free to take part in – just don’t forget your barcode (and some extra layers, and maybe a hat)!
This week we had 54 registered runners at 13 events in the UK.
Cannon Hill, having survived their first 500 events, had to wait an extra week for it’s 501st. Our running Lions were Nick, Neil, Arthur, Afshin, Sam, David, Gareth, Sean, Grace, Linda, Mark, Mark, Ania, Evan, Pam, Julie, James, Margaret, Julia, Laura, Suzy, Michael and Glen.
There was also Lions at the following locations: Ashton Court (Lorenzo), Arrow Valley (Darren, Ben, Lottie, Rebecca), Brueton (Mark), Worcester (Simon), Cheltenham (Issy), Llyn Llech Owain (Tom), Whinlatter Forest (Elizabeth, Iain), Perry Hall (Anthony), Severn Valley (Nigel), Babbs Mill (Bev), Oaklands (Dominika, Rob, Ian, Peter, Heidi), and Woodgate Valley Country Park (Maria, Taylor)
Dominika was the first female finisher at Oaklands and with a new PB time!
Arthur celebrated his 250th parkrun with his 100th Cannon Hill parkrun
As we’re not too far off Christmas, and with it and New Year’s Day handily falling on a Saturday, parkruns up and down the country are declaring whether they will be putting events on one or both of the days. You can find the Special Events page here.
Locally, here’s a handy guide to who is hosting when:
Christmas Day Only: Arrow Valley, Brueton, Walsall Arboretum
New Year’s Day Only: Oaklands, Perry Hall, Wolverhampton, Woodgate Valley Country Park
Both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: Babbs Mill, Cannock Chase, Cannon Hill, Severn Valley Country, Sutton Park
Don’t forget that these special events can only happen with volunteers!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oaklands (opposite the Swan Centre in Yardley): email@example.com
Edgbaston Reservoir: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodgate Valley Country Park: email@example.com
Cannon Hill Junior parkrun (Sunday mornings): firstname.lastname@example.org
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!