I hope you are all looking forward to starting your Easter weekend with a parkrun here at Fell Foot. The good news is we are back on our original meadow route for at least the next 2 weeks. So dogs and buggies are once again welcome (thank you for your patience over the last 12 weeks). Please listen carefully to the Run Director's run briefing and marshal instructions as we are using extra cones to protect certain corners of the course. The ground in places is still soft and wet so we are working with the NT to protect them as much as we can. SO DO NOT CUT CORNERS!
The second piece of good news is the cafe is now open but only for light refreshments at the moment. Please do support the cafe and it is also good chance to catch up with our parkrunning family post run.
Can I as Event Director thank those who were faced with the new parking charges last week. The vast majority were very understanding about the reasons behind the need for Fell foot to start charging our parkrunners, again thank you. We will shortly be updating our website to correct this information,
As a reminder the following is from last week's post
Last weekend the National Trust started to charge parkrunners who are not NT members for car parking. Those who are NT members please ensure you bring your membership card and scan it at the ticket machine to obtain your parking ticket. This is essential not only in getting your ticket but each time you scan your card Fell Foot gets money from central funds towards its upkeep.
For those people who are marshalling or volunteering who are not NT members you still get free parking. Please go to the Run Director on arrival and they will issue you a parking permit for that morning.
NT Membership is from £5.75 per month
The following is from Peter the head recruiter at Fell Foot
When you join the national trust at Fell Foot we receive direct funding which can then benefit the park. It would be amazing if you could join with us!
All you need to bring is your sort code and account number to set up direct debit. We'll give you everything you need there and then!
I'll endeavor to have a recruiter on the car park from 8.30am. We will either be able to take your car registration and you can join after the run without paying for parking, or you can join before the run. It takes about 5 minutes to complete the form.
Please encourage as many other park runners to join at Fell Foot! Membership helps us look after Fell Foot for everyone and comes with so many benefits for the member (free parking, entry to 500 NT places etc).
Any park run marshalls will get free parking when marshalling… but there is nothing stopping marshalls joining too!
Finally, as it is the Easter holidays we look forward to giving all our many visitors a friendly and warm welcome to Fell Foot. If you are a parkrun tourist please do come and say hello before or after the run.
As I sign off may I in advance wish you all a happy and blessed Easter. Not forgetting #DNFYBC and #DNFYNTMC