Christmas 2017 and New Year

We like to be organised so here’s some festive news from the office:

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The 23rd of December will be Christmas jumper parkrunday.

There will be no parkrun on Christmas Day at Colwick parkrun. There will be an extra parkrun on New Year's Day at Colwick parkrun at 10:30am.

Keep an eye on the parkrun Christmas Compendium - as teams across the country are just starting to declare their intentions and there might just be one up and running wherever you find yourself over the festive season.

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Please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer over the Christmas period. The sooner we fill the roster the more relaxed we can be...

Regards
The Colwick parkrun team

 

Event 317 – 22nd July 2017

What a morning! Best summed up in photos with just a few words.

We had a record turnout of 416 parkrunners...

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It was heaving at the first timers brief and Super Kev had to shout really loud to reach the ones at the back...

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Notts Women Runners brought along a few members...

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Steve Shanks finished first and shot off to wash his legs before getting married to Jess at 3pm...

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Head of Analysis at parkrun Global, Mike Graney, popped in to tell everyone a cracking stat: “David and Sarah are the most runningest names at Colwick parkrun and have collectively completed 1,663 parkruns covering 8,315 kilometres between them."

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His wife Jane volunteered and managed to marshal, man the clipboard, tend to a first aid issue and win parkrun bingo... and then completed the Outlaw Triathlon on the Sunday with a PB of 90 minutes!

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The awesome Ann Kirkwood joined the 100 Club the day before her 67th birthday!

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Our 18 volunteers were ace, and would like to remind you that we always have a defib and first kit available on parkrunday...

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And finally here’s Bernard with the one month warning to one of our favourite days of the year... Hawaiian Shirt parkrunday!

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For the third year running we’ll be going all “Aloha” and invite you to join us on August 26th. Never compulsory to ‘shirt-up’ but always welcome.

Until next week when we will see you at the bell... How brilliant is parkrun!

 

Cancellation notice

Please note that Colwick parkrun is cancelled on the 10th of June - there’s a rave in the park!

Don’t be despondent though... there are tons of fabulous parkruns in Nottinghamshire and beyond.

We recommend you check out the parkrun event list, grab your barcode and go and explore.

We’ll see you back at the bell on June the 17th unless you get a taste touring...

Your Colwick parkrun team

 

UK gold medal Paralympians to attend major Disabilities event in Nottingham

Members of the UK Paralympics team including gold medalist, Sophie Hahn, will be attending a major Disabilities celebration event being held in Nottingham on Thursday 1st December.

The evening has been organised by Notts UNISON and the County Council Disabled Employees Support Network (DESN). The event ties in with the UN International Day of People with Disabilities which is celebrated worldwide on 3rd December each year.

One of the event co-ordinators Brian Fitzpatrick, from Notts Unison said:

“To have paralympic Gold medalists coming along on the evening really shows the people of Nottingham just how big this event is going to be. Its an honour to have Gold medalists such as Sophie Hahn available on the night as the paralympic athletes are an inspiration to us all. They are living proof of what can be achieved and that disability can be challenged and overcome with the right support. This will be a fantastic night for the city.”

“The evening is about having a real celebration of people with disabilities in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, its about making everyone aware, not just those already dealing with a disabling society.”

The event is being held at the multi media venue Antenna, on Beck Street, in Nottingham city centre and is open to the public.

The event runs from 6.00pm – 9.00pm on 1st December and tickets are free.

You can book tickets online here

The event is being officially opened by the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Alan Rhodes at 6.30pm.

In addition to the gold medal paralympians there will be a major debate and Q&A session on Employment for People with a Disability, also taster training sessions on sign language and sports activities. Disability Advice will also be available on the night. The cafe/bar area will be used to screen short videos relating to aspects of disability on projection screens, throughout the evening, on a rolling basis; each video will have an introduction by a speaker and a British Sign Language Interpreter. The idea for the evening is that anyone attending can choose between staying in one area or dip in and out of the different sessions that will be running concurrently throughout the building. END

Further information:

Brian Fitzpatrick

Joint Chair Notts UNISON

Tel: 0115 981045

Email: branch.office@nottsunison.org.uk

 

 

Festive Arrangements

We like to be organised so here’s some festive news from the office:

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The 24th of December will be Christmas jumper parkrunday.

There will be no parkrun on Christmas Day at Colwick parkrun.

There will be an extra parkrun on New Year's Day at Colwick parkrun at 10am.

Keep an eye on the parkrun Christmas Compendium - as teams across the country are just starting to declare their intentions and there might just be one up and running wherever you find yourself over the festive season.

Please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer over the Christmas period. The sooner we fill the roster the more relaxed we can be...

Regards
The Colwick parkrun team

 

Cancellation

Please note that Colwick parkrun is cancelled on the 4th of June - there’s a rave in the park!

Don’t be despondent though... there are tons of fabulous parkruns in Nottinghamshire and beyond.

We recommend you check out the parkrun event list, grab your barcode and go and explore.

We’ll see you back at the bell on June the 11th unless you get a taste touring...

Your Colwick parkrun team

 

 

Festive arrangements

Here’s a reminder of what’s going on...

The 19th of December was ‘Christmas Jumper parkrunday’ and what a Christmas cracker it was too!

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There is NO parkrun at Colwick on Christmas Day but feel free to join us at Forest Rec parkrun. They also have a bell, and some hills and less mud.

Boxing Day at Colwick - It’s a Saturday which is a normal parkrunday and we run at 9am.

New Years Day at Colwick - parkrun and handshake at 10am.

January the 2nd -It’s a Saturday which is a normal parkrunday and we run at 9am.

Keep an eye on the parkrun Christmas Compendium - all extra event declarations have been made and there might just be one up and running wherever you find yourself at Christmas.

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We hope that you can join us at the festive bell but failing that thanks for joining us in 2015. We looking forward to seeing you at our wonderful community event in 2016 #syatb #dfyb #loveparkrun

 

Christmas and New Year arrangements

We know it’s not December yet but here’s some festive news from the office -

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The 19th of December will be ‘Christmas Jumper parkrunday’

Christmas Day at Colwick - NO parkrun

Boxing Day at Colwick - It’s Saturday which is a normal parkrunday

New Years Day at Colwick - parkrun at 10am

January the 2nd -It’s Saturday which is a normal parkrunday

Keep an eye on the parkrun Christmas Compendium - as teams across the country are starting to declare their intentions and there might just be one up and running wherever you find yourself at Christmas.

Please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer over the Christmas period. The sooner we fill the roster the more relaxed we can be... and we already have four magic makers signed up for New Years Day. See you at the festive bell!

 

Upcoming local events…

Two great local races coming your way...

On Sunday the 20th the Crossdale School Keyworth 10K and Fun Run sees the 16th Crossdale 10K and Fun Run take place in Keyworth. It's a very friendly event (just like your own parkrun) and a number of local parkrunners are involved - both as organisers and runners. More details here.

Kimberley and District Striders would like to invite you to the 29th annual Goose Fair Gallop on Sunday 4th October. A challenging 10km trail run in the scenic DH Lawrence countryside. Start and finish at Underwood Villa FC, Felley Mill Lane North where there are changing rooms, hot showers and a bar. Goose Fair atmosphere and a toffee apple for all finishers. More details here.

Always happy to support local running clubs!

 

Event 221: 12th September 2015

We were reminded this week here at Colwick HQ of some of our early trials and tribulations, and in particular a period of 3 or 4 weeks where we had all manner of results 'issues'.  Those who were around may remember the fun and games (and slightly erroneous times!)

What reminded us? Well one of our stopwatches finally reached its end this week after long and fruitful service and it was touch and go whether the replacement was going to arrive in time for parkrunday.  This meant that the old timer (or old faithful) was prepared, with some trepidation, ready for a lazarus style comeback.  It worked perfectly well of course (and still does) but lets say was a little more prone to user error than our current equipment!  (the expression about workers blaming their tools could be applied here!).

We never quite knew what it was going to tell us until plugging into the lap top post run and over those few weeks in question comments from the operators of old faithful such as "Should this have been be beeping?"  or "I think it worked but I was surprised it didn't make a noise when I pressed the button" were known to strike fear into the hearts of  Colwick HQ!   Or of course on connecting to the computer that favourite message 'There are no records to upload' .   AAArrrrggggghhhh !!!

Thankfully parkrun HQ were speedy as ever and the new stopwatch arrived in the nick of time to ensure that we did not have to face our demons and unleash old faithful! Phew! In fact...so efficient are our volunteers these days that thankfully those days are hazy memories and yesterday's magic makers did such a good job that results were processed in three bites of a Daleside butty. That's how we like it!

at 8:25 they set to work

by 8:35 they were ready for you and by 9:05(ish) we had welcomed our 13 first timers, we put a shout out for more volunteers for the Robin Hood Marathon (27 September - please email in if interested), we gave a mention for the upcoming Crossdale 10k (See footnote) and friend and sponsor Claire from Sweatshop told us all about their current offers and running community activity.

By 9:20 Graeme and Chris were timing you in

by 9:25 Claire H and Ben were dishing out the tokens

by 9:30 Evie and Kelly and Claire D were in full swing scanning your barcodes

by 9:45 our marshalls Roy, Linda, Paul and Sandy returned with the all important signs

by soon after 10 our tailwalkers Angie  and Louise were back in the camp

and by 11:00 the butties were gone, the tea drunk  the results were processed, Mr D breathed a sigh of relief  and old faithful was back where it belongs in the Colwick HQ museum!

A special mention to congratulate one of our magic makers Chris who was running his first parkrun since welcoming twin boys to the world a fortnight ago...and he put himself on the roster to marshall next week... so if you spot someone in hi-viz curled up under a tree taking a well earned nap next week please give Chris a nudge and offer your congratulations! What a hero!

Here is a little more info on the Crossdale 10k..... SYATB

Crossdale School Keyworth 10K and Community Fun Run - Sunday 20th September

 

Next Sunday sees the 16th Crossdale 10K and Fun Run in Keyworth. It's a very friendly event (just like your own parkrun) and a number of local parkrunners are involved - both as organisers and runners.

 

​The 10k course follows a pleasant traffic-free, out-and-back route along the footpaths and bridleways of the South Nottinghamshire Wolds towards Ruddington. The course is undulating, and covers a variety of surfaces, including grass and gravel tracks.

 

The fun run is planned to provide a little exercise and fun for all ages. The short (2.3 km) course is entirely off-road, and follows another out-and-back route between Crossdale School and Plumtree Cricket Club. After the race, you are encouraged to stay and cheer home the 10K runners.

 

See www.crossdale10k.co.uk

 

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