We interrupt this parkrun

As we are all too well aware Saturday 21st March will see a complete suspension of parkruns across the planet. We all know why, and we all know that anyone turning up at 9.00 on a Saturday morning to run the course will be going against everything that parkrun has asked of us. 

So ... what to do? There is the promise of the Great Big parkrun Quiz - as previously shared - and a variety of virtual events elsewhere. We are going cautiously into this but we will be monitoring our Twitter (@AlPalparkrun), Facebook (Ally Pally parkrun) and Instagram (allypallyparkrun) feeds between 8.55 (pre-run briefing) and 10.00 or whenever the tail walker finishes. If you want to post on social media then please tag us with #allypallyparkrun and we will try to get a community feel going. We are all aware that parkrun is for many people more than just the run but is the opportunity to meet other people, and to have a chat and a laugh outside of normal life. So if you are feeling a bit bereft please do join us. Let us know if you have been for a run, jog, or walk, or if you have any keep fit tips, or just a picture of you and your coffee. 

We’ll see how it goes and try to keep our little community going over the weeks ahead. If you have any ideas in this area do let us know.

In the meantime look after yourselves and look forward to Ally Pally parkrun 415 whenever that may be.
(Tim)

 

Ally Pally parkrun over the festive season

We will be holding events on the following dates:

Saturday 21st December 2019 at 9.00am as usual

Wednesday 25th December 2019 – NO EVENT

Saturday 28th December 2019 at 9.00am as usual

Wednesday 1st January 2020 at 10.00am - New Year’s Day parkrun - There will be an extra parkrun on New Year’s Day so why not join us and start 2020 with your parkrun family! Please be advised that the event will start at the later time of 10.00am.

Saturday 4th January 2020 at 9.00am as usual

It would be great to have a good turnout for all the events over the festive period so please do come and join us and spread the word to all your family, friends and colleagues. Also don’t forget to bring your barcode as these events will count towards your t-shirt count.

We will need volunteers for each of these events, so please get in touch with us at allypallyhelpers@parkrun.com if you're willing to help out!

Thanks to all parkrunners and volunteers for their continued support throughout the year. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

8th Anniversary Event – 7th December 2019

Ally Pally parkrun will be celebrating it's 8th Anniversary on Saturday 7th December 2019.

It would be great to see faces from the past and present, whether to run or volunteer, joining us in the celebrations. There will be a short presentation before the run which will be a pacing event. We would appreciate if people could bring cake, biscuits, refreshments e.t.c. to share in order to celebrate.

Volunteer pacers need to know the Ally Pally course well and run evenly paced well within their comfort zone (ideally a couple of minutes outside of your current PB pace) and will need to wear a hi viz vest. If you can help as a pacer please send us an email (allypallyhelpers@parkrun.com) telling us your name, athlete ID and preferred pacing time between 20-40 minutes.

Please spread the word to your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues.

Hope to see many of you there!

Ally Pally parkrun Team

 

Ally Pally parkrun # 397 – 26/10/2019 – all results now processed

All results from today's run should now be processed and available on the Ally Pally Parkrun website. Please check and let us know if you have any queries.

Apologies for the delay some of you experienced in receiving today's results.

 

Ally Pally parkrun # 397 – 26/10/2019 – delay processing some results

There has been a delay in processing around 1/3 of the results from this morning's Ally Pally parkrun as some of the barcode data has temporarily drifted beyond our grasp.

Once we get hold of it we'll add the missing results to the ones we've already processed.

Apologies if you've been affected and we'll resolve this issue as soon as we can.

 

EVENT CANCELLATIONS – 2nd November and 30th November 2019

Please be advised that there will be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 2nd November 2019. The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival will be held on the same day therefore we will be unable to hold parkrun that day.

There will also be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 30th November 2019 as the YMCA North London Santa Run will be held in the park on that day.

Please let your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues know to avoid disappointment. You may want to give another local parkrun a go or try one further afield.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

EVENT CANCELLATION – 17th August 2019

A reminder that there will be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 17th August 2019. The Great Fete will be held on the same day therefore we will be unable to hold parkrun that day.

Please let your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues know to avoid disappointment. You may want to give another local parkrun a go (Finsbury Park, Hampstead Heath, Highbury Fields e.t.c.) or try one further afield like new event Sunny Hill in Hendon.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

Car Key found

A car key with a green fob was found in the parkrun area this morning. If anyone has lost it , please email ally pally parkrun.

 

EVENT CANCELLATIONS – 6th July and 17th August 2019

Please be advised that there will be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 6th July 2019. This is due to the construction of the Soap Box Race course which will be held in the park that weekend.

There will also be NO Ally Pally parkrun on Saturday 17th August 2019. The Great Fete will be held on the same day therefore we will be unable to hold parkrun that day.

Please let your fellow parkrunners, family, friends and colleagues know to avoid disappointment. You may want to give another local parkrun a go (Finsbury Park, Hampstead Heath, Highbury Fields e.t.c.) or try one further afield like new event Sunny Hill in Hendon.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ally Pally parkrun team

 

Avoiding showers

The London Marathon weekend is always a strange one for London parkruns. Many of our regular runners are saving there legs for the 26 and some odd change miles thay will be running tomorrow. However we also have a lot of visitors to town for the weekend who want to stretch their legs and get a tourist tick in there parkrun challenges box. So judging how busy we will be can be difficult. This mornings threat of the last of the April showers did keep a few people away so it turned out to be a nice turnout today with 329 parkrunners braving the possible soaking which as it happens did not occur, so all good here.

This week 329 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Catherine EDEAM • Caroline WHITE • Rodger THOMPSTONE • Janet SMITH • Maria VERNAZZA • Michelle VAN DER KNAAP • Shay KOHLER • Michelle BRISTER • Theo GATWARD • Ed TYTHERLEIGH • Robert DENTON • Lewis HATFULL • Shane LANGAN • Mike HURFORD • Nye AIDEN CHAUHAN • Henry VAN DER KNAAP • Stephanie BURNS • Anne THOMPSTONE • Andreas REINER • Ruth MOULTON • Amanda CERNY • Ella CERNY

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