Castle Park Event #71

Well that was a busy morning! We broke the attendance record for the 2nd week running with 406 runners and walkers. The national statistics aren't out yet, but based on Facebook chatter it wouldn't surprise me if it's another record breaking week.

We welcomed 45 first timers to Castle Park and we hope to see you again. 59 participants recorded new PB's as well so I think the Christmas excesses have now been well and truly run off.

Congratulations to Diane Fossey, Helen Hollingsworth and Jay Price who all completed their 50th parkruns on Saturday.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Matthieu MILITON • Adam CHAPMAN • Martin MOULTON • Anne HALL • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Harriet WYATT • Ellen BROOKS • Graham MULLY • Shirley BALL • Mairi MALCOLM • Nicholas YEADON • Alison MALCOLM • Francesca PALMER • Kobus SMITH • Mark PALMER • William PALMER • Andy SNEDDON • Helen GLENISTER • Scott NUGENT • Simon DEWHURST • Dave HALL • Joey XIANG • Simon GARDNER • Judith ERICKSEN • Seth HUI

We can't put on a Parkrun without the volunteers so a big thank you to everyone who helped by volunteering on Saturday morning. If you are able to volunteer please let us know either on the previous Saturday or by emailing in during the week to

A few reminders

Under 11's - All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in arms reach throughout the whole course. (Sprint finishes excepted but a sprint finish doesn't mean that the child finishes 5 minutes in front of the adult).

Barcodes - the national rule is no barcode, no time no exceptions. All barcodes need to be presented in hard copy, there are 2 main reasons for this: the scanners can't scan phones and it is time consuming to enter a significant number of times manually; and your barcode should include your emergency contact details which I really hope I never have to use.

Congestion - it has been noted that there is a lot of congestion in the first mile, please try and ensure that you start in an appropriate position for your pace so that everyone can have a more enjoyable run.

Lost property - a green running top was left on Saturday to add to the collect of lost property which now includes a grey Nike hoody, a ladies Adidas hoody, a black hoody, black tracksuit trousers, a grey hat, a pink bag and 2 water bottles.  If theses items aren't claimed by the end of January they will be disposed of .

Tokens - we love our position tokens very much and 4 haven't come back to join their friends ready for next week. If you have accidentally taken one home, please can you bring it back, no questions asked.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park Parkrun Results Page.

That's it from me - I'll be back in a few weeks and I leave you in Tory's capable hands for next week


Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Alastair, Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory