Course inspections at Coventry parkrun

Our Run Directors carry out course checks weekly at Coventry parkrun. This is to ensure that the course is hazard free and safe to use before deciding whether Coventry parkrun can go ahead or be cancelled.

There’s two main reasons why we may cancel Coventry parkrun:
- Other events in the park: The park is a public place and other events may take place on a Saturday morning. These can have vehicles that may use or block our course and so we would need to cancel
- Weather: Occasionally, and normally due to wintery weather, our course isn’t able to be safely negotiated and so Coventry parkrun will be cancelled.

There is one other reason that we may cancel, which we hope never to have to do, and that is due to lack of volunteers. If we don’t have a team of volunteers sufficient to safely operate parkrun then we will cancel and this can happen up to the very minute of the scheduled start time.

When will we let you know about cancellations?

If we know we’re cancelling due to an event taking place then we’ll let you know in advance on the Coventry parkrun website, faceboook, twitter etc..

If it’s weather related then we will carry out the usual course inspection on the morning of the parkrun. If there’s thick, sheet ice on the course then we can make a very early call not to go ahead. If it’s a ‘little slippy’ in places then we may make the decision to go ahead or not closer to 9am to allow for any thaw to happen or make minor course changes off the pathway onto grass if possible and appropriate.

The decision is entirely based on conditions on the morning of the parkrun and a judgement call by the Run Director to the best of their ability and with very best intentions.

If we do decide to cancel then, as soon as we’re able, we will do our best (technology permitting) to inform our volunteers by email about the cancellation. We will update the Coventry parkrun website and facebook and speak to those who look like they’re in the park for parkrun about the decision.

If a cancellation means that you won't make a milestone parkrun or will cause you distress then do look for another parkrun that may be more likely, although not guaranteed, to go ahead.

If you're in doubt as to whether to travel or not to Coventry parkrun then please err on the side of caution ie don’t travel – we’re generally on the following week.

 

Christmas at Coventry parkrun 2017

Christmas at Coventry parkrun - 2017

16 December - will be this year's Coventry parkrun Santa run.

Come along in your santa suit, elfwear, reindeer regalia... and enjoy your regular, super, parkrun! Why not bring some festive snacks to share with your friends afterawards.

23 December - it's a Saturday, so there will be a parkrun starting at 9am.

25 December - there will be a parkrun starting at 9am.
NB - there will be NO facilities open in the park on this day.

30 December - all being well, and the weather behaving, this should be Coventry parkrun 400

(Not strictly Christmas, but there will not be a Coventry parkrun on New Year's Day)

 

Coventry parkrun 384, 16 September 2017

This week 651 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 99 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

Volunteer heroes!

Thank you to all of this week’s volunteers: Peter Estick, Maggie Morgan, Jane Cooney, Phyll Douglas, Joy Douglas, Andrea French, Paul Slatford, Julie Flanagan, Kevin Hinson, Richard Le Mare, Helen Hodge, Alison Payne, Gary Smith, Iris Assing, Charles Brimble, Bryan Mercer, Brett Parton, Nadine Starling, Lucy Leonard, Peter Carroll, Maisie Kavanagh, Paul Shipman, Sadie Newell, Akaljot Bhogal.

Volunteers, we need you!

We always need new volunteers to get involved and help to make parkrun the enjoyable and successful event that it has become. Take a look at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/futureroster/ to see the dates and volunteer roles available and drop us an email at coventryhelpers@parkrun.com & let us know you can help. We can't wait to hear from you.

This week's parkrun

You can view this week's times online at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=384

Photos from the run can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/sets/72157689135607055

Coventry parkrun started on 6th February 2010. Since then 14,209 participants have completed 145,803 parkruns covering a total distance of 729,015 km, including 24,850 new Personal Bests.

Problems with results?

Any problems with your results? Don't panic, remain calm and contact us by email at coventryoffice@parkrun.com

Runners under 11 year's old

Please remember that children under 11 are really welcome to join us for parkrun, but they must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run. Come along and run with your kids - you'll all love it

Congratulations to:
Charlie Blaszczyszyn, Robert Hodge, Rupert Powell on their 10th parkruns
Andy Scruton, Daniel Baynton, Nathan Field, Nickola Harris, Rachel Hodge on their 50th parkruns
Helen Hodge on her 100th parkrun

Thanks All!!

Stay in touch

Contact us: coventryOffice@parkrun.com
parkrun website: www.parkrun.com
Coventry parkrun website: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coventryparkrun
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coventryparkrun
flickr (photos): www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/sets

In summary

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Kev Hope (VM35-39) – 77.50% for the time 17:29 (first overall).
Nikki Carter (VW65-69) – 76.98% for the time 27:09 (253rd overall).
David Leadley (VM50-54) – 76.67% for the time 19:43 (12th overall).

Female placings:

Lucinda Wilson (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (52nd overall) over the line in 21:50 - second time in 24 appearances.
Sue Leonard (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (56th overall) over the line in 22:00 - was first to finish once before.
Sarah Wixon (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (62nd overall) over the line in 22:15.

Male placings:

Kev Hope (VM35-39) of Kenilworth Runners, was first over the line in 17:29 - 7th time in 72 appearances.
Adam Walmsley (JM15-17) of Coventry Godiva Harriers, was second over the line in 18:19.
Rupert Williams (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:37.

 

Coventry parkrun 383, 9 September 2017

This week 679 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

Volunteer heroes!

Thank you to all of this week’s volunteers: Jane Cooney, Freddie Wilson, Chris Archer, Paul Slatford, Nicola Suddick, David Johnson, Nicola Hunt, Helen Hodge, Susan Jayne Biddle, Mark Williams, Nicola Chambers, Sandra Garlick, Ian Jolley, Charles Brimble, Sonia Blackaby, Bryan Mercer, Samantha Haines, Richard Pearce, Paul Curtis, Jeremy Smith, Nadine Starling, Maisie Kavanagh, Ian Shreeve, Sadie Newel and Akaljot Bhogal.

Volunteers, we need you!

We always need new volunteers to get involved and help to make parkrun the enjoyable and successful event that it has become. Take a look at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/futureroster/ to see the dates and volunteer roles available and drop us an email at coventryhelpers@parkrun.com & let us know you can help. We can't wait to hear from you.

This week's parkrun

You can view this week's times online at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=383

Photos from the run can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/albums/72157686363376014 and https://www.flickr.com/photos/68402389@N08/sets/72157686015513160

Coventry parkrun started on 6th February 2010. Since then 14,154 participants have completed 145,152 parkruns covering a total distance of 725,760 km, including 24,750 new Personal Bests.

Problems with results?

Any problems with your results? Don't panic, remain calm and contact us by email at coventryoffice@parkrun.com

Runners under 11 year's old

Please remember that children under 11 are really welcome to join us for parkrun, but they must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run. Come along and run with your kids - you'll all love it

Congratulations to Jeff Watts and Duncan Clark who ran their 200th parkruns; Julian Minty and Ian Minty who ran their 100th parkruns and Thomas Keenan who ran his 50th parkrun.Congratulations to Jeff Watts and Duncan Clark who ran their 200th parkruns; Julian Minty and Ian Minty who ran their 100th parkruns and Thomas Keenan who ran his 50th parkrun.

Thanks All!!

Stay in touch

Contact us: coventryOffice@parkrun.com
parkrun website: www.parkrun.com
Coventry parkrun website: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coventryparkrun
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coventryparkrun
flickr (photos): www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/sets

In summary

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Peter Bryan (VM50-54) – 79.00% for the time 18:58 (6th overall).
Nigel Arlidge (VM50-54) – 76.36% for the time 19:57 (18th overall).
Martin Dorrill (VM50-54) – 75.84% for the time 19:27 (13th overall).

Female placings:

Wendy Daniels (VW40-44) of Leamington C and AC, was first (37th overall) over the line in 20:47 - first appearance.
Kelly Edwards (VW35-39) of Leamington C and AC, was second (48th overall) over the line in 21:19 - was first to finish once before.
Sue Leonard (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (66th overall) over the line in 22:41 - was first to finish once before.

Male placings:

David Conway (SM30-34) of Coventry Godiva Harriers, was first over the line in 18:11 - first time in 4 appearances.
Solomon Tesfay (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:22.
Matt Dyer (VM35-39) of Kenilworth Runners, was third over the line in 18:35.

 

Coventry parkrun 382, 26 August 2017

This week 593 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Volunteer heroes!

Thank you to Volunteer Core Team C and all of today’s 27 volunteers: Jane Cooney, Joy Douglas, Wendy Foxall, Christopher Foxall, Paul Slatford, David Johnson, Sue Gough, Yana Richens, Alan Schofield, Jackie Schofield, Alison Clark, Mylene Feeney, Mark Williams, Damian Bradley, Jonathan Kent, Sandra Garlick, Cheryl Thomas, Bryan Mercer, Courtney Thornberry, Richard Pearce, Louise Hughes, Brenda Lee, Philip Townsend, Nadine Starling, Lucy Leonard, Maisie Kavanagh and Helen Rowe.

Volunteers, we need you!

We always need new volunteers to get involved and help to make parkrun the enjoyable and successful event that it has become. Take a look at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/futureroster/ to see the dates and volunteer roles available and drop us an email at coventryhelpers@parkrun.com & let us know you can help. We can't wait to hear from you.

This week's parkrun

You can view this week's times online at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=382

Photos from the run can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/albums/72157688338000515

Coventry parkrun started on 6 February 2010. Since then 14,085 participants have completed 144,473 parkruns covering a total distance of 722,365 km, including 24,669 new Personal Bests.

Congratulations to Sonia Karamat on her 100th parkrun.

Problems with results?

Any problems with your results? Don't panic, remain calm and contact us by email at coventryoffice@parkrun.com

Runners under 11 year's old

Please remember that children under 11 are really welcome to join us for parkrun, but they must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the run. Come along and run with your kids - you'll all love it

Thanks All!!

Stay in touch

Contact us: coventryOffice@parkrun.com
parkrun website: www.parkrun.com
Coventry parkrun website: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coventryparkrun
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coventryparkrun
flickr (photos): www.flickr.com/photos/coventryparkrun/sets

In summary

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Peter Bryan (VM50-54) – 79.91% for the time 18:45 (9th overall).
Ady King (VM45-49) – 77.49% for the time 18:44 (8th overall).
Sarah McNaney (VW55-59) – 77.15% for the time 23:47 (112th overall).

Female placings:

Sue Leonard(VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (72nd overall) over the line in 22:37 - first time in 96 appearances.
Sarah Wixon (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (78th overall) over the line in 22:58.
Karen Zwager (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (83rd overall) over the line in 23:10.

Male placings:

Ian Mansell (VM35-39) of Nuneaton Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:23 - third time in 9 appearances.
Charlie Eastaugh (SM25-29) of Leamington C and AC, was second over the line in 17:27.
Solomon Tesfay (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:08.

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