Swaffham parkrun – Start-Up Open Evening

We are in the process of setting up a parkrun at Swaffham in the New Year.

There will be an open evening held at Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 22nd November.

I am looking for some keen parkrunners who can help me out with talking to interested people who attend the evening.

I would give a full brief of what’s required but it will be along the lines of talking to people about the parkrun ethos and some of the important rules, about registering, running and volunteering.

If anyone is interested in helping me out, I would be very grateful. Please contact me on bridget.plowright@parkrun.com


KL parkrun New Years Day Run – 1st Jan 2018

KL parkrun will again be holding a special New Years Day run, starting in The Walks at the usual 9 am.

We are calling it the detox run so please bring along any left over fruit (or anything else for that matter) from the New Years festivities.

The run will of course count towards your tee shirts so don't miss the opportunity to get an extra run in and start the New Year off with a resolution to get running.


KL parkrun Christmas Party – Sunday 17th Dec 17

Its getting near that time of the year again and planning is already underway for this years Christmas Party which will once again take place in the Malting Function Room, off the Tuesday Market Place at 5pm Sun 17th Dec 17.

The usual entertainment is booked and to which we are hoping to add an open mike session, in addition to the usual party games and raffle.

Everyone is asked to bring party food of their choice to help make the evening a party to remember. There will also be a very small charge to cover the cost of running the party, the bar will be open and all are welcome so please get the date in your diaries.


King’s Lynn parkrun 24 Hour Marathon

King's Lynn parkrun celebrates it's 6th Birthday on Sat 2nd Sep 17 and to coincide with this will again be holding a 24 hour Marathon event starting at 9 am of Sat 2nd and finishing at 9 am on Sun 3rd Sep 17.

The purpose of this year's event is to raise funds to enable the purchase our very own King's Lynn parkrun defibrillator. Those who take part will be asked to run the parkrun route for 1 hour each (or more if you feel that way inclined) for any hour period of their choosing from 9 am Sat to 9 am Sun, when the event will finish with tea and cakes.

The event will start from completion of the normal parkrun registration, with runners signing up to run for just an hour, at any speed, around the parkrun circuit, while making a donation towards the fund raising target of £1000. Details of how to donate have already be promulgated on the 24 Hour Marathon flyer and will be briefed again prior to the event.

The cafe will be open for extended hours and the support team will be there throughout serving refreshments. More details will follow and be briefed at parkrun but those who recall last years event will no doubt remember what a great time everybody had, in joining together to put something back into our parkrun.


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 299

Number 299 proved to be a fantastic event in much the same way as the 298 before it. There were PBs, records, milestone runs and visitors too!

A big welcome to all of our first timers and visitors to King's Lynn parkrun, we hope all 38 of you enjoyed your run and that we'll see you back soon! Huge congratulations to the 50 people who recorded a new PB and also to Matt Pyatt for his great run to establish a new VM40-44 course record after his recent birthday!

Regular parkrunners will have been very proud to see our amazing Sue Smith running her 200th parkrun on Saturday, no mean feat for any of us, let alone after battling cancer and coming out the other side, astounding everyone with her positivity and strength. I, for one, am proud to be a member of this running community full of amazing people who are there to support each other and celebrate each others' triumphs (usually with cake!!) Congratulations Sue, only another 50 until the next t-shirt!

Thank you, as always, to the fantastic volunteers who step up to make the event happen each week. If you would like to volunteer, get in contact via the office email address and someone will be in touch to find you a job! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to have a go, it's great fun!

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