Braunstone parkrun #234 11th April 2015

I unfortunately start this weeks report on a negative issue! We have had reports again of inconsiderate drivers parking across driveways, or double parking which is causing problems for the local residents. There are so many areas around the park that are suitable for parking without upsetting anyone. The car park on Cort Crescent, the one you all run through after the lakes, can be used but please bear in mind you all run through it so again need to park sensibly! You can always have a little warm up run from your car to the start line so don’t have to park as close as you can get! The Leisure Centre is still the best place but, like this week, they do have galas so space is limited some weeks. Please PLEASE be courteous to the residents as there is a strong chance the police will get involved and we would hate for parkrun to be put in jeopardy because of just a few parkrunners. Thanks all

So, onto the run :) A little bit of wind and rain didn’t stop 311 of you setting your alarms and making your way over to Braunstone. A fabulous turnout on what was just an awful morning!! Have to give a super massive THANKS to the volunteers that must have been freezing their bits off!! I say it every week but you really are amazing and without your help we wouldn’t be able to bring this fab event to so many people. We had 39 people run their socks off to bag themselves a PB. Well done to you all! Was it the rain and wind that spurred you on or the need for a hot drink from Gary, the fab Café 2 U man. Whatever it was, you were obviously doing something right ;) We welcomed 28 first timers to our event. Hope you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Well done to Julia Parker of Beaumont RC on reaching your 50th parkrun and also to Andy Turner on reaching his 100th!! Brilliant achievement both.

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Andy Turner clocking up his runs :)

Hope all 311 of you had a fab time and well done to you all 

Just a reminder that you must remember to bring your personal barcode with you if you want to get a time. If your barcode doesn’t scan one week then chances are it won’t scan in future weeks so please re-print it. It’s the policy of parkrun UK, not just Braunstone, NO BARCODE NO TIME. So please DFYB!!! (Don’t forget your barcode). If you want to be really posh then why not buy one of the super plastics tags from http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ They have even been known to stand up to the muddiness of a Wolf Run!! ;)

Have a fab week everyone

Cheryl Wright
Braunstone parkrun core volunteer team