Ally Pally parkrun is cancelled on 18 August 2018: Summer Fete event in the park

An interesting day for ally pally parkrun

Today was an interesting day for ally pally parkrun. The preparations for the Kaleidoscope festival next week have already started and this meant we had to use the emergency summer course. Our ED Catherine first had to herd over 300 parkrunners to the new start-line; which did feel a little like she was leading one of the many marches that London played host to this week. (Chanting: ‘What do we want? A PB. When do we want it? Today’). For those of you that know our normal course we just used the bottom half of the normal summer course meaning that the steep climb on the muddy slope and the equally steep decent back were cut out. It turns out the omission of both these challenging sections were enormously popular. The good news is that the more accommodating course combined with a clearly very serious/committed runner resulted in a new course record of 15:42, congratulations Paul Martelletti.
For the rest of us mere mortals we must give a shout out to Charlene from Tooting and Clapham group who visited us today to do her one hundredth park run. Congratulations also to Kitty who celebrated her tenth birthday with a her tenth parkrun, and tourists from Washington DC and the Pineto parkrun in Rome.
And finally a massive thanks to Di and Marc for helping Lizzi out.

There is no parkrun in ally pally next week, 21-7-18, as we will be basking in the majesty of the Flaming Lips who are headlining the Kaleidoscope festival taking place in the park. Personally I think I need to visit Finsbury park as the internet tells me its my “nenyd” (nearest event not yet done) and it adds F to my alphabet, but I do like a visit to Hampstead Heath. Oh, Decisions! Decisions!

 

 

Event Cancellation – 18th August 2018

Please be advised that there will be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 18th August 2018. The Summer Fete will be held on the same day therefore we will be unable to hold parkrun that day.

Please let your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues know to avoid disappointment. You may want to give another local parkrun a go or try one further afield.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

Event Cancellation – 21st July 2018

Please be advised that there will be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 21st July 2018. The Kaleidoscope Festival will be held on the same day therefore we will be unable to hold parkrun that day.

Please let your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues know to avoid disappointment. You may want to give another local parkrun a go or try one further afield.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

Ally Pally parkrun – 2nd June 2018

 

Ally Pally parkrun is such a lovely beginning to the weekend - or at least that’s what I hope the 32 first timers thought.  To my surprise, the midges didn’t eat me and hopefully not the 294 people who covered the lovely summer course with its variety of mud (baked hard and soggy) grass, slopes and flat, ably helped by our wonderful volunteers – covering every job imaginable, from pacing to packing up.  Maybe it was a pacer who helped you keep going, or the cheers - thank you all very much to all the volunteers.  Is 33 a record?  Not sure, but it made my life much easier and hopefully next week will be equally plentiful (and it's me again!). 

 

Congratulations to David Sheldon for reaching his 50th, milestone (v proud of my boy!) to the 41 PB's and hope to see you next week.  If you're finding it harder to run in the heat, remember to be kind to yourself - I'm still slowly chasing my PB from 2014!

 

Rosie

 

Event 329 – 26th May 2018

Conditions were good for the summer course, and 337 runners completed allypally parkrun today.

An unknown runner stormed home in 18.01, but unfortunately did  not bring his barcode. 2nd was Ed Spencer and 3rd Matthew Cockerill

For the women, Jane Faram came in in 19.59 in her first run at allypally. Lily Woolcock was 2nd and Ruth Forbes 3rd.

Fastest junior was Stanley Brown, visiting from Finsbury Park, in 20.52, followed by Daniel Geiger and Joe Ewbank.

Best Age Grade scores were Helen Mayer with 80.44% ,  Caroline White and Matthew Cockerill.

Congratulations to Pippa Faulkes who was completing her 100 milestone

Many thanks to all the volunteers without whom this wouldn't be possible.

Jan

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