We have considered the current weather conditions and can confirm that tomorrow's Cannon Hill parkrun will be cancelled.

Several hours of rain already and lots more to come doesn't mix well with tight turns, ditches and slippery slopes.

Hopefully runners can find a less weather-dependent parkrun to visit, and our volunteers can have a live-in!

Next week's run is back at the usual spot within Cannon Hill park.

Thanks for your understanding.
Hilary (Run Director)


Saturday 26th Oct – Holders Lane – Weather

At the moment, we are still planning to go ahead tomorrow, on the alternative course at Holders Lane.
However, this is very much subject to a final assessment of the course and weather conditions tomorrow morning. A course check has been done today and parts were already quite slippery, so with the weather forecast to be Wet, Wet, Wet from now until tomorrow lunchtime, conditions underfoot may not improve and could well become dangerous.
I will hopefully be in a position to confirm at around 8.15am, however for those who don't want to take the risk, you may wish to make plans for some tarmac-based tourism.
Thanks for your support.


Bikes at Holders Lane

(see also previous post about Holders Lane)

If you're planning to travel to Holders Lane by bike this coming parkrunday, that's fantastic, as car parking is limited.

However, there aren't many places to secure bikes, so some runners have been using the barriers on the footpath, and on a previous occasion, a couple of bikes ended up blocking the path. You may use the barriers, but please make sure your bike stays within the width of the barrier and that you keep the paths clear at all times. Remember, that we have no priority in any of the areas we use, and there are other park users who we need to be considerate of.

Please also avoid riding across the grass sports pitches on bikes: they are not in great condition as it is, and they certainly don't need churning up any more!

Thank you all for your support and cooperation.


26th October – re-location reminder

Just a reminder that for the event on the 26th October we are relocating to Holders Lane (Holders Lane, Birmingham, B13 8NL). There is a small car park here but the parking is limited. The use of this course will also be weather dependent so please keep an eye out on our facebook page for updates the day before/day of the event as poor weather conditions will mean we cannot use the route and have to cancel - but this may be announced on the morning of the event at the latest. 

As a reminder there is no event on the 12th October and we will be in the usual place on the 19th October.


Cannon Hill parkrun 9th Birthday

Today we were 9! We celebrated by inviting everyone to cheer our 3 runners in their 9th decade, Alan, Dale and Chrissie and our three 9 year old runners. The enthusiastic reception given to our star runners with more than 70 years difference in age amply reflected the diverse group of people who love parkrun and who have contributed to our 457 outings so far.
The sun shone on us and all of the celebration cakes were eaten. We had over 50 enthusiastic volunteers and 750 plus runners and walkers.
The full set of results is below and we hope to see you all again next week at Cannon Hill park
Just a reminder that on the 21st September the park will be in use for car parking for the T20 Cricket Final over at Edgbaston so we will be relocating to the other end of the park at Holders Lane Playing field on this occasion.
We are also pleased to announce that on 14th September Birmingham Samaritans will be providing most of the volunteers for the event. More to follow nearer the time.

Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
Event number 457
31st August 2019

This week 784 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 51 volunteers:

Martin FOSTER • Rob A FOSTER • Hilary FOSTER • Clare MULLIN • Helen BLOOMER • Mary ROSS • Mark INCE • Peter GALLAGHER • Helen LEWIS • Helena MARKALL • David CHAPMAN • Christopher DAVY • Graham LAWRENCE • Noel MURPHY • Suz WEST • Suzanne THOMPSON • Keith EVANS • Kerry MURDOCK • Emma HOPKINS • Elizabeth HOWARD • Sylvia HUGHES • Geoffrey HUGHES • Ben CLARKE • Mark WITHERIDGE • Rafal DUDZIAK • Lisa MURPHY • Peter HICKMAN • Ron CATTLE • Brenda HINES • Daisy WILSON • Richard WILKES • Lauren HEVEY • Austin BARBER • Simon BROCK • Scott BROUGH • Melrose STEWART • Ian SWAIN • Annette HAWES • Anna YEUNG • Umar HASSAN • Sam GARDINER • Lilly TOPOLEWSKA • Mark CURRAN • Michael RAVENHILL • Carl BROOKES • Dale MOGG • Jill SANSUM • Isobel HARRIS • David GREEN • Monika MOZEJKO • Jo BROOKES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham Results Page.

The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:21 on 16th March 2019 (event number 433).
The male record is held by Omer AHMED who recorded a time of 14:38 on 15th June 2019 (event number 446).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony WRIGHT who recorded 91.83% (16:19) on 26th January 2019 (event number 426).

Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham started on 28th August 2010. Since then 23,851 participants have completed 209,661 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,048,305 km, including 34,291 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,853 individuals have volunteered 13,275 times.

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