Beardy surprise

It was a deceptively warm parkrun 206 this week.  This didn't stop 11 of you getting PB's, well done all of you! Gerlinde Diehl celebrated her 150th parkrun with a splendid cape, Timothy Shattock his 100th and congratulations to Joanna Burton on completing 50!

Neil and James sported some interesting facial hair, a summer holiday treat for all of us! Anyone get any photos?

A special thank you as always to all our fab volunteers, as everyone knows, parkrun can only exist with those who help out.  Don't forget to bring your own cake and caffeine next week as the Yare Valley Churces will not be here. They'll be back the following week for carb loading and hydration!




Tailwind up the travelator !

IMG_0113IMG_0114IMG_0115IMG_0116IMG_0117IMG_0118IMG_0119IMG_0121IMG_0122It was lovely to see all 120 of you being blown around our four laps this morning. And if the results are anything to go by there are plenty of PB's to celebrate and lots of first timers too. Please check out our results page to see who came where and did what!.

We had a Birthday to celebrate and you were all in fine voice so early in the morning. Happy 40th to Anna, I just hope you've got enough energy left to enjoy that bouncy castle later !.

We welcomed Tourists from near and far, Norwich, Blickling , Essex, Cambridge, Durham and Australia and yes !, it was very tempting to try out my brilliant Aussie accent .......... For those of you who may consider a trip down under the Surfers Paradise parkrun starts at 7:00am.

As always we could not have a parkrun without our brilliant volunteers and this morning it was Annie & David doing a fab job of Time keeping, Julie was handing you your finish token with her usual good humour , Julian was Tail walking and keeping first timer Julie Austin company, Derek was shouting at you, oooops I mean shouting out your time as you climbed to the summit on the travelator,  Lis & Kim were scanning you and trying to control the tokens in the wind, Livia & Robert were offering words of encouragement, Nick and Jason did some perfect pacing, What's that Nick ? cup of tea you say, well only if you put more effort in !

We had homemade goodies from Yare Valley Churches and what a welcome sight they are when they arrive and set up. Note for your diaries, they won't be able to come with their refreshments on Sat 24th August, so start baking people !



Brundall Pride parkrun Number 203

Saturday started overcast and a little drizzly for our Pride parkrun where you all added a welcome splash of colour to brighten things up. If we thought the grey start meant for a cooler run, we were wrong, once you all got going and headed up the travelator for the first time, it was very apparent that the humidity was making for another hot run.

The sticky conditions didn't stop 20 of you from chalking up a new pb, so congratulations to Mark Chaney Baxter (our first finisher who didn't think he had managed a pb but smashed it by one minute 15 seconds), Matthew Wigg, Shawn Mason Aaron Button, Nick Randall, Callum Potts, Gavin Flood, Pieter Leech, Jonny Davison, David Pollock, Emily Hannigan, Charlie Kerrison, Kevin Butler, Barb Gouldthorp, Jan Wilkins, Kevin Wilkins, Fiona Proctor, Emily Thompson, Fiorella Bostin, and Sandra Butler.

David Owers, Jonathan Constance, Oliver Rowe and Eleanor Constance were taking part in their first run at Brundall. Katherine Sellex and Daniel Hipperson were running their first ever parkrun. Welcome to you all, we hope you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back again soon.

A huge well done to the other 83 of you who walked ran or jogged your way round the Countryside Park. Like I said at the briefing, Brundall parkrun is my happy place and I hope it becomes yours too.

Thank you again to all the volunteers who make our parkrun possible and a special thank you to Stephen Dye, Ruth Dye and Emma Dye who encouraged you all with their enthusiastic flag waving and cheering. Also a big thank you to Yare Valley Churches for their excellent cake and refreshments. I couldn't have got by without my delicious fruit scone...


One giant leap up the travellator for Brundall parkrun 202

The parkrun weather fairies managed to hold the rain off almost completely but it was a humid and muggy day for a run. It was our genuine pleasure to host four people doing their very first parkrun, very well done to Aaron CRAWFORD; Emily THOMPSON ; Fiona PROCTOR & Fiorella BOSTIN, we really hope that we were the first of many runs. We also met a further 6 parkrunners enjoying their inaugural trip up the travellator many of whom were touristing from other parts of the UK.

Numbers were down a bit on recent weeks, no doubt down to a large contingent of Brundall regulars taking part in Run Norwich 2019 on the day after parkrunday (not that is stopped a number of you from partaking in a little leg loosener on the day before the climbed most of the hills in Norwich)

Top 3 over the line for the male runners this week were Chris MERRYLEES, Christopher SHEARWOOD (who was running his first Brundall and achieved the highest aged grading on the day) & Andy CLITHEROE. For the female runners Rebecca "Bex" POUNTAIN was first over the line, followed by Angela COLE & Emily HOWLETT

Conditions were not ideal for a fast run so very well done to the 10 people who achieved a sparkly new PB Josh ROSS; Stu CASON; Joshua ARCHER; Graham EDMOND; Pieter LEECH; James PAGE; Stuart LONG; Robert PERRY; Jess WESTMORELAND & Max WESTMORELAND.

As it’s 50 years since Man walked on the moon for the first time, I thought I would check to see whether all of the completed Brundall runs would add up to enough distance for our very own virtual moon shot. The distance varies but even using the closest point of the Moon’s orbit, our total of 122,205km would barely get us 1/3 of the way there so we’ve a way to go.

Well done everyone who walked, ran, hopped or danced around the allotments, community orchard and the nuttery (I checked! NUTTERY: noun; an area where trees that bear nuts are grown)

Thanks as always to our High-Vis heroes without whom parkrun just could not happen and who this week were Kirsten BISHOP, Ivan BLOCK, Livia BOSTIN, Gerlinde DIEHL, Mia EDMOND, Andy FOREMAN, Denise GROOMBRIDGE, William GROOMBRIDGE, Ethan HARPER, Pat LAYTON, Alan PARSONS, Karen ROWLEY, Lauren ROWLEY & Paul A P TAYLOR

See you all next parkrunday which will be a Rainbow parkrun in support of Norwich Pride so dig out your brightest running gear.



To Brundall and beyond!

A somewhat overcast day greeted us for parkrun and a light mizzle. This is like a drizzle but lighter! We had an impressive turnout of 140 runners with 31 achieving a personal best and 9 first timers-an amazing effort, well done to all. Special congratulations to Jonathan Crowle and Sam Westmoreland (JM10 age catagory) who were in fine form knocking 16 & 17 seconds off their PB's racing across the line in 21.38 and 23.31 respectively! Angela Bell celebrated a very regal 100 park runs having visited 16 different park run locations with 58 at Brundall. Nick (Asteroid) Richards, former Race Director at Brundall took the opportunity for a dress rehearsal of his astronaut outfit ready for Run Norwich on Sunday where Nick is raising money for Headway. I am sure most of you have heard of the charity which works to improve life for people after a brain injury. Having watched the Apollo 11 mission to the moon on television this week, I have to say Nick, the resemblance to the original space suits is uncanny, especially the bucket! In addition to raising money for a fantastic charity, you may have discovered a new weight loss programme having seen the sweat poring off you after 5k! The very best of luck on Sunday. I know where you can get some cream if you have sore asteroids! A big thank you to all our volunteers especially those who assisted for the very first time. It was great to have you on board - we couldn't do it without you. A special thanks to James Howlett for turning up early to assist in setting things up. Cake & coffee from Yare Valley Churches was as usual, amazing. I just never get fed up of lemon drizzle cake! See you all again Saturday. To Brundall and beyond!

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