Event #128 29th February 2020



Good morning parkrunners 

I really hope you all had a lovely weekend, let's hope March brings some calmer weather conditions.


Saturday was a gloriously warm sunny day and conditions were firm and dry underfoot 

Saturday was an absolute joke!!!!!


Seriously you couldn't make it up, the set up team were battered by horizontal hail stones but on they marched and the course was ready by 8.30. You wonderful, stoic, bonkers parkrunners began to arrive and huddled together under the bandstand, there was definitely mutiny in the air for the main briefing and I was bullied encouraged into stepping out with my megaphone. Never mind, the bandstand was mine for the following 20 minutes while I hugged my latte. 


As far as I know nobody fell over, there were some spectacular skids across the finish line and the faces of despair/relief/disbelief/happiness were quite entertaining. I can honestly say that in over 200 events I've never seen parkrunners so mud splattered. I hope the clean up wasn't too bad. I'm sure the dogs had a fab time apart from the odd one who absolutely refused the second lap. Maggie the Spaniel needs to speak to her fellow Cocker Toffee for a lesson in Man Up. Obviously I love watching the doglets, they really do love it! 


This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

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

The HiViz army were even more heroic than usual, please be upstanding and give a huge round of applause to

Julie WITCHALLS • Matthieu MILITON • Colin KOSKY • Christopher CONNELL • Graham MULLY • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Claire CADZOW • Ian RODGERS • Eleanor RODGERS • Annabel KANE • Andy HOLLOWAY • Tommy LEITCH • Brett LANCASTER • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Charlotte MULLY • Hannah MULLY • Debbi COLLINS • Alan SHINGLER • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Emma MURPHY • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Peter CHRYSOSTOMOU

Thank you to each and every one of you, without the HiViz heroes there would be no parkrun, so please take a turn and keep the parkrun wheels turning.


We had a whole bunch of milestones to celebrate

Ian Rodgers 200th

Elliot Warrington 100th

Steven Rhodes 50th

Paul Andrew 50th

Well done and congratulations to you all.


Francesca is in charge this coming week and as its International Womens day on Sunday were having a special paced event and asking for the ladies to step forward as pacers. Pop an email to castlepark@parkrun.com to volunteer for pacing or any other role.


I'll leave you to your week now, Maggie is looking at me with a 'come on mum' look in her eye.


Thanks again for your continued support, it really is appreciated


Lots of love




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