We are delighted to confirm that, in keeping with the tradition of the last 3 years, we will once again be holding extra runs at Cassiobury on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. These are the only 2 days of the year when runners can record runs NOT on a Saturday! Please note: “On Christmas Day you will not be able to register more than one result. On New Year's Day we [HQ] will allow the option to register up to two results.” Our neighbours at Rickmansworth will start at 09:00 on New Year’s Day to give you the option to run twice – other parkruns are also available, as you can see on the Christmas Compendium.
If you intend to travel between 2 parkruns on New Year’s Day, please plan your journey and parking in advance (why not cycle or run between the 2, if you can?) and, needless to say, do not take any risks in getting from one to another. Please try to share car journeys wherever possible, and minimise the impact of these extra runs.
Huge thanks to the run directors who agreed to head the events over the festive season and to the fabulous volunteers who have already put their names forward to help. As you can see from the roster, there are still spaces available, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to offer your services: email@example.com (please include your barcode whenever you contact us, so we can find you on the system).
Please be aware that the Cha Café will be taking a well-earned break from 12:00 on Saturday 22nd December, and therefore the café and toilets will not be open again until the new year. The nearest toilets will be at The Hub in the park (by the paddling pools and Gade Avenue car park, towards the canal) or at Watford Underground Station (the ladies is just inside the door; the gents is on the platform).
On Saturday 29th December, the team intends to process the results and sort the tokens at
GoKula Vegetarian Café in Market Street (about 1 mile from the park) The LP Cafe (173 The Parade, Watford, WD17 1NJ) - less than a mile from parkrun - and anyone who would like to join us is very welcome to do so.
So, a quick summary of the Christmas period:
Sat 22th Dec – parkrun as usual at 09:00; Cha Café closes at 12:00
Tue 25th Dec – extra parkrun at 09:00
Sat 29th Dec – parkrun as usual at 09:00; last-Saturday-of-the-month Pacer Day as usual; results processing at
GoKulaThe LP Cafe
Tue 1st Jan – extra Rickmansworth parkrun at 09:00; extra Cassiobury parkrun at 10:30
Sat 5th Jan – back to usual at 09:00 … start the year as you mean to go on!