Braunstone Parkrun #239 16th May 2015

Well, what a fabulous morning for a run.  319 of you turned out for it today which is brilliant.  Well done to you all.  We had 31 of you bagging a PB and 33 ‘newbies’ to Braunstone, welcome to you and I hope you enjoyed it!  A special ‘shout out’ to Felicity Wheeler and Denise Muddimer, who are our latest parkrunners to join the 50 club.  Well done ladies :)   We unfortunately had quite a few ‘unknown’ runners recorded again this week.  Please try to remember your barcodes as it’s seems a shame to put all that effort in and not get recognized for it ‘NO BARCODE NO TIME’.

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the fabulous volunteers this morning.  You did a cracking job and it’s very much apprecated by us all at parkrun.  If anyone would like to volunteer in future weeks then please let us know via our facebook page or email us at  Thanks

I won’t be there this week as a group of us (Team Tonks) are taking part in a bike ride from Leicester to Hunstanton! I know some of you are already aware, but for those who aren’t, we are raising money for Mesothelioma UK, LOROS and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Group.  My dad, Keith Tonks, was our fabulous photographer here at Braunstone.  He was sadly diagnosed with this incurable disease and is unfortunately not well enough to return to doing what he loves, and is so good at! We’re still keeping everything crossed though and hoping he will be strong enough to return one day.  If anyone would like to donate then please go to our fundraising page  (please select the Team Tonks Fundraising Page).  Thanks so much xx


Cheryl Wright

Braunstone parkrun core volunteer team