AV8.5 parkruns – Year 5

Some local parkrunners(primarily from Arrow Valley hence the title) are taking on what now seems to be an annual challenge of completing 8.5 different parkruns in one day, for charity.

Anyone wishing to join them for all/some or even to make a donation are encouraged to follow the instructions on the advert.

They are due at Brueton at 3pm and anyone wishing to join them for a 5k run at that time, should head to Brueton car park, rather than our usual starting point. Please remember that only the 9am run counts as an official parkrun but they would love to see as many of you as possible(running or not).



The 401 Challenge – Talk Tour

You may have heard of the 401 challenge of 401 marathons in 401 days that was completed in 2016? Well there is a talk tour about what happens next, hosted by Ben Smith who was responsible for completing the challenge, should anyone be interested in attending.

The poster will tell you what you need to know and their website will tell you all about events being held on the weekend of 20th/21st July in Nottingham over a variety of distances if anyone is looking at a local-ish event

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Local event – Knowle Fun Run 2019

Here's some details of a local event for 2019 that may be of interest.

Knowle Fun Run – Sunday 19 May

Entries are now open for next May’s 36th Knowle Fun Run. Now with a choice of 5k or 10k runners have no excuse not to get fit for Solihull’s longest running Fun Run with a great community atmosphere on traffic-free streets and help raise funds SoLO Life Opportunities and Sepsis UK Trust with half of all proceeds being retained for local causes; or run for your own cause. Enter online at


Local event – Wythall and Hollywood Fun Run 2019

Looking for a local event later in the year?

You may wish to consider this......

For more details, here's a message from the organisers

Dear All - Happy New Year!

We're delighted to announce that the entries for the 10k, 5k and Fun Run 2019 are now open. This will be our 10th year, so let's make it brilliant!

Online Entries: https://wythall-hollywood-funrun.org.uk

Once again we are very grateful to Phoenix Group for their continued support as our primary sponsor.


Centurion Grand Prix

A six month series of races on Sundays:

Nov. 3   Dec. 2   Jan. 6   Feb. 3   Mar. 3   Apr. 7

John Henry Newman Catholic College, Chelmsley Road, North Solihull,
Birmingham B37 5GA
2K Fun Run (10-30am start)
5 Mile Race (11-00am start)

Big monthly prizes (5 mile): 1st 4 male & female and 1st 3 in age category 

Series awards (best 4 results to count)
Certificates for all 2k runners
Lots of spot prizes Commemorative memento for participating on 4 or more dates
Run on footpaths through flat (traffic free) parkland
Ample parking, changing and showers
Age category prizes
Entry Fees:
5 mile: £5 (£6 on the day) or £7 (£8 on the day) for unattached runners
Series: £20 (£25 for unattached runners)
2k: £2-50 (£10 series)


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