Braunstone parkrun #247 4th July 2015

Super proud mummy moment this week as my 6 year old (yes she’s only 6!!) took on her 10th parkrun. It was a lovely morning, although a tad warm for the fancy dress choice she made for me!


Amongst the 328 runners that turned out it was lovely to see my family there again (Team Tonks) just two weeks after the lovely tribute for my Dad. My 11 year old niece, Olivia Tonks, bagged herself a super PB (another proud moment). But, it’s not all about my family!! There was an amazing 31 of you ran your fastest ever times so well done to you all. I also have to give a special shout out to West End runner, Mark Thompson who has clocked up an amazing 200 parkruns this week!! Well done Mark.

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And let’s not forget our wonderful volunteers. They all did an outstanding job as usual and we’re all very grateful to them for giving up their run to help out. If anyone would like to volunteer in the future then please contact us via our facebook page or email us at

Each month Braunstone parkrun have the chance to nominate someone they feel have made a valuable contribution for a Sweatshop prize. This is a voucher for a pair of trainers from one of their stores. This month the prize was awarded to Dean Hassel. Dean has volunteered on a number of occasions and is a valued member of the ‘parkrun family’. Many thanks Dean and happy shopping 

And finally, on a personal note, I would just like to thank all those that joined in with Dads tribute run a couple of weeks ago. As difficult as it was, it was lovely morning and we’ve all been blown away by all the messages, cards, hugs and condolences we’ve received. It just goes to show how amazing my dad really was.


Keith Tonks, very sadly missed by us all

Thanks all

Cheryl Wright
Braunstone parkrun core volunteer team