Beacon parkrun is cancelled on 11 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run With a Tin

It’s Virtual parkrun time! And this week, there’s a twist. We’re working with our friends at Lichfield Foodbank to raise awareness and get some much needed donations to those in desperate need in these difficult times.

Run or walk 5k this Friday, Saturday or Sunday (by 8pm) and drop off an item at one of our collection points around the city if you can.

The Foodbank need any non-perishable food items and toiletries. They’re especially running short in tinned meat, custard and rice pudding.

There will be collection points at addresses around the city these are:
101 Walsall Road
37 Hillside
9 Ascot Close
7 Walnut Grove
11 Handel Walk
49 Shortbutts Lane
43 Blakeman Way
28 Lynfield Road

Don’t forget to share us into your pictures and posts

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Virtual Run Report #3

Well done to everyone who took part in yet another great Virtual Parkrun - Start preparing now ready for another great event next week!

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Virtual Parkrun Report #2

Beacon Parkrun run report 30th April – 2nd May 2020.

What a fantastic turn out this week with 27 participants running, walking and jumping numerous times into roads and hedges to maintain their social distancing. The weather over the 3 days has been variable to say the least with sunshine, showers and hail, despite this the Beacon Parkrun community have got out there and run their socks off.

13 first timers took to the pavements many who have mentions in the report. In first place this week was Thomas Hodgson with a new PB. He wasn’t the only person getting a PB a few others did too - Andrew Brenan, Paul Drake, Jemma Tiso-Johnson and me.

Streethay and Boley Park saw their fair share of the Parkrunners with Tom Hodgson sprinting his 5km in 19.46. Austin Brauser had a lovely circuit of Boley park enjoying getting back into running after hip surgery and providing us with a super selfie. Streethay was the mid way point for Vanessa Morgan who enjoyed her 6481 steps from Netherstowe to Streethay and finishing within the hour
Stowe Pool and the great view of the cathedral, and perhaps Lesley Coopers virtual high fives, seemed to spur on a few with Rachel Bentley and Rosie smashing a PB and Jemma Tiso Johnson and Keely Jones adding on Beacon Park just to get their fix.

Jimmy Pickering’s run could be called the school route whizzing past King Eddies, 5 spires, St Josephs, St Michaels, Netherstowe, Chadsmead but not quite reaching the best school in town.

There were a plethora of Helens (Lane and Floyd) and Pauls (Murphy and Drake) running the official Parkrun course, all struggling to recognise it without the mud and the marshals, so much so one Helen took a little detour round the tennis courts a few times before getting back on track and smashing a sub 30.

Special prizes this week (well a virtual high five) go to Andy Fishwick and Jo Cooper- Gavin. Both of them succeeded in achieving the best route patterns on their apps. Jo managed the most higgledy piggledy route with so many left and right turns she did well to find her way back. However, Andy has set the bar high for future races, with a spectacular attempt at running a cross, well planned and well executed.
Well done to all. Here’s to next week, remember runs count from Thursday to Saturday.

Our thanks goes out to Jane Mackenzie for the wonderfull run report.

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Parkrun brings a smile to our face

Great photo from Austin showing how Parkrun brings a smile to our faces

Do a 5k and let us know and we will include your time with this weeks results.

You have the rest of today and tomorrow to post your 5k time. It doesn't have to be fast and you can walk. Just post your results on our page to be included!

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Spirit of Parkrun

This is the spirit of Parkrun, one of our Parkrunners is keeping active by doing her best attempt at 5km in the back garden. A credit goes out to everyone who is remaining active and keeping up the exercise routines.

Keep active, keep your distance and stay safe

Share your stories with us at #BeaconParkrun

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