parkrun Restart 24th July 2021

Preparations are currently underway for the return of parkrun at Black Park on 24th July, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all back with us again each week.

One of the significant changes that we will be making when we restart is to switch to using the parkrun Volunteer app on mobile phones for both timing and scanning. For Covid reasons we cannot supply the phones, so we will be asking all volunteers to install the app onto their own phones, and to ensure they arrive on the day with the app installed and with their phones fully charged. Use of the app will mean we can considerably increase the number of scanning volunteers each week which will help maintain social distancing and decrease the queues. This will however obviously mean that we will need more volunteers each week.

The app is really easy to use and has the added benefits of automatically recording the user as a volunteer and automatically submitting the data directly to parkrun HQ (data usage is minimal). It is available for free from the Apple’s AppStore or from Google’s Play Store. You can see further details by clicking the link below:

https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/virtual-volunteer

Please consider installing this app onto your phone

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