The Rangers have asked me to remind you of the £2 charge for parking. The ticket machine becomes busy in the morning before parkrun, so please allow plenty of time to purchase a ticket. It’s possible to purchase a badge for £50 which allows for 6 months’ parking. These badges can be bought from the Visitor Centre and café.
All the money raised from parking goes directly to the upkeep of the park. Consider that our largest event (332 runners) caused 1,029 miles of footpath pounding in under 45 minutes. We’re having a big impact. The park itself is not without cost – insurance, maintenance of the toilet facilities and the Visitor Centre, upkeep of pathways, play equipment and so forth runs into a colossal amount of money.
In 2008 the park was faced with closure because it was becoming impossible to meet these costs. To help ensure the park remains for future generations and for the continued success of Cambridge parkrun, I urge you all to do your bit to support Milton Country Park.
Please don’t park at Tesco. The park need to maintain neighbourly relations with the supermarket and this can cause friction. Similarly, we need to keep on the good side of local residents - we can’t stop you from parking in residential areas, but would very much appreciate you choosing to use the car park.
28 January – lots of volunteers needed!
It’s our second birthday on 28 January and I suspect we may see a record turn-out. We’ll need all the help we can get if we’re lucky enough to see unprecedented numbers. Please do get in touch if you are able to assist. Drop us an email at CambridgeHelpers@parkrun.com
We’re also a bit short of help this weekend, so if you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch via the same email address.
We’re all looking forward to celebrating Cambridge parkrun’s second birthday on January 28. It is likely that Cambridge News will cover the event and that a press photographer will attend.
Fancy dress is very welcome!
If you’ve not taken part before, then why not make it your first event because it should be a lot of fun.
It’s great that we’re seeing many first timers taking part. If you are thinking of coming along, please take a look at parkrun’s FAQs http://www.parkrun.org.uk/faq
To familiarise yourself with the route, James Killick posted this great video on YouTube and you may find it helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2f7ib5099c
Well done, Chris!
Chris Darling’s probably known to most of you. When he’s not speeding round the course, he can often be found pacing others round to their own PBs. Chris is also famed for his interesting fancy dress… As a little thank you to Chris for his enthusiasm and readiness to help others, we put him forward to be parkrunner of the week. You can read his interview here: http://www.parkrun.com/about/news (You'll need to scroll down to the newsletter dated 12 January.)
And finally, local hero...
Cambridge parkrun regular, Peter Stevens, made the headlines this week when he used his athletic super-powers to chase down a laptop thief. Check out the brilliant article from Cambridge News here: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Theft-victim-who-caught-up-with-crook-concerned-about-youth-fitness-17012012.htm
Thanks to Peter for kindly making a donation to Cambridge parkrun to help improve youth fitness. We just hope none of our younger runners decide to embark upon a career in the smash and grab industry.
See you Saturday!