Celebrating milestones …

We recently saw these milestone vests and borrowed one from our friends at Witney parkrun for our RD, Hanno to celebrate his 100th parkrun.  We thought the idea was so brilliant that we would like to get a set for use at Oxford parkrun -  to loan to anyone on the occasion of their 10th (juniors), 50th, 100th, 250th and (planning ahead) 500th...

Oxford Parkrun #351

As you may know, one of our core principles is that we should always be free to the participant.  However, any additional equipment like this, requires us to fund raise & one way to do this is to accept donations.  Many of you generously made a donation towards the purchase of pacing bibs recently as well as a defibrillator a few years ago, which is now available to anyone in need in Cutteslowe park - thank you.

If you would like to make a donation in this latest appeal please follow the link below and and click on the donate image. It really doesn't have to be a lot, every £1 adds up.

We are completely open about donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) are published.

THANK YOU

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oxford/aboutus/

 

Special Announcement – we are joining #teamparkrun this week

Some of you may have heard of the #teamparkrun initiative whereby National Lottery funded athletes are taking part in parkruns up and down the country to say thank you for the support they receive.

We are therefore delighted to confirm that we will be joined this week by Tobias Schroder, a GB Rower, currently studying here in Oxford and part of the Oxford University Men's Boat Club.

Tobias will be tailwalking with one of our regular volunteers, Dom, so please do say hello & make him feel welcome.

Paul Grimsdale will be volunteering for the 100th time at Oxford, so do make the time to thank him (but don't distract his timekeeping please!) :-)

We look forward to welcoming Tobias to Oxford parkrun on Saturday.
#loveparkrun

 

Getting to Oxford parkrun – wherever possible walk, jog, cycle, use public transport or car-share

Over recent years, the council have done an wonderful job of extending both car parks in Cutteslowe park and work has just completed on the most recent upgrades.

However, we do share the park with many other park users, so please wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving.

We also ask that you avoid parking on adjacent roads to ensure there is good access to and from the park and so as not to negatively impact local residents.

 

Limited Car Parking Spaces within Cutteslowe Park (next 6-8 weeks)

There are car park re-surfacing works being carried out on the Harbord Road Car Park at Cutteslowe Park, which will ultimately mean more parking spaces all year. This means the over flow and sections of the normal car park are out of bounds due to construction. To ease pressure on the limited car spaces for both us and other park users, we'd encourage everyone who can to use alternative methods of travel (walk/run/cycle/car share/park & ride) in the coming weeks.

As ever, we ask that you avoid parking on neighbouring roads our of respect for local residents.

Many thanks!

Oxford parkrun

 

Good news! 

Will (one of tomorrow's Run Directors) inspected the course this afternoon, and although there are mud and puddles galore, the conditions have improved greatly over the last week and we are planning to go ahead tomorrow morning!

It's unlikely to be a PB week that's for sure - as you can see from the photos, it is still very wet and muddy so please take extra care and be mindful of other runners and park users.

See you all bright and early with your barcodes!

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