Event 379 – 13th October 2018

Even on the days that we expect parkrun will be fairly normal something alway happens to make parkrun really special and Event 379 was no exception.

We had the discovery of the tortoise/turtle/terrapin found in the car park by a vet (what's the odds on that!).

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We had a tree down on the small lake which led to Phil volunteering for the first time (with his son) and him winning parkrun bingo.

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We had Ian celebrating his last parkrun in the 55-59 age category by bringing chocolates to share and running round barefoot.

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We had outstanding volunteers. Here's Maureen catching a sign about to blow off in the wind.

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We had 37 fabulous first timers and a tourist from Bushy parkrun (the first one in the world... which got a huge cheer).

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We welcomed 248 participants, of which 21 got PBs.

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We were extremely grateful to our 23 fabulous volunteers. Take a bow: Abigail CAST • Andrew PHILLIPS • Anthony DEANE • Carol SIREL • Christine HEATON • Christopher WARD • Claire DUNKLEY • Daniel CORDLE • Eleanor LEAKE • Elizabeth POTTER • Emily DIGMAN • Finlay HOOD • Finlay KIRKWOOD • Grace PHILLIPS • Helen HOOD • Joanna WARD • Maureen SILVER • Philip MOORE • Sharon POTTER • Terry RODGERS • Thomas MOORE • Tracey MOORE • Trevor PEEL

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We had a great turnout at the Daleside Cafe for token sorting, results processing, breakfast and chat.

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Isn't parkrun brilliant... even on the normal days. Let's do it all again next week. See you at the bell.

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P.S. Thank you very much to everyone who answered our call to arms for Notts Walkers. We were delighted to receive an abundance of donations which will be delivered to them asap. Read more here.

 

Event 378 – 6th October 2018

183 runners braved the cold and rain to celebrate parkrun's 14th anniversary & International parkrun Day at Colwick.

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24 runners scored new PBs and 21 first timers joined us...

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Jon ran his 100th parkrun today and Kit ran his 50th, as did Julie, who happened across us in Colwick Park when she was running the other way round one Saturday...

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Special mention for Eleanor who has been running without scanning her barcode for a few weeks so that her 50th parkrun coincided with her first time as a guide for Terry!

Our team of volunteers did a stellar job setting the course up in no time. Banter was relied upon to keep up the good spirit and many comments were exchanged about the needs for wellies, better waterproofs or even a hot water bottle!

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The atmosphere at the finish line was great at Event 378 with most parkrunners ignoring the rain and lingering on, talking, ringing the pb bell, thanking the volunteers and generally having a good time. Special mention to Richard who ran his first parkrun on his brand new knee!

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The volunteers packed away the kit before retreating for a well earned cuppa and some token sorting at the Daleside Cafe. See you next week.

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One final thing... Over the next few weeks, we will be collecting donations for the Notts Walkers. Read more about them here. Any toiletries, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, men clothes and shoes, baby wipes, tinned food, packets and sauces can be left at the table at the finishing line to be passed on to the charity. Thank you.

 

New Year’s Day 2019

We will be hosted an extra event on New Year's Day at 10:30am.

Please get in touch if you'd like to be part of the volunteer squad on 1st January 2019!

 

Christmas Day 2018

We will not be staging an extra event on Christmas Day at Colwick Park.

Please check the Christmas Compendium for news of which events will be up and running on 25th December.

 

Event 377 : 29th September 2018

266 runners and walkers enjoyed the perfect conditions of Colwick parkrun number 377, with 47 of you taking full advantage and scoring a new pb.

The team of Hi-Viz heroes was equally strong, giving our trainee RD a very enjoyable (and relaxed) first time in the white and blue vest. Well done and thanks to all of you!!

We celebrated with this weeks new 50 club members Michelle and Anthony

 

We had many first timers, and tourists join us this week.  All i'm sure enjoyed the brilliant first time briefing given by Terry.  Many of the tourists were making a weekend of it seemingly as lots of hands went up when asked who was runnig the Robin Hood half marathon on Sunday.  Hope you all enjoyed your quadruple and a bit parkrun today!

Go well into next week folks....we will SYATB

 

 

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