Night Fright: One of the UK’s spookiest races!

Night Fright is the best local event happening over the Halloween weekend, and is a fantastic way to burn off all the trick or treat candy and get into the Halloween spirit. This 5km run/2km walking event features at the top of the list on The Running Bug's "Spookiest Races" of 2016, and as a highlight event on VisitSurrey.com; so this is one fun run which you cannot miss!

Depending on whether you prefer a trick or a treat, you can enter a 5km run or 2km walk. Both routes follow glowstick trails into the darkest depths of the forest, and raise money for local charity Harrison’s Fund. Fancy dress is more than strongly encouraged: each year this event sees the very best and worst ameature costume-designers battle it out for the “best dressed” awards and prizes on offer.

If you’re 9 -13 bring an adult with you (ghosts don’t count) if you dare to enter the 5km. Glow sticks will guide you towards danger, and past ghouls and ghosts at the Fitstuff Spook Station!

If the idea of running is a bit too frightening, treat yourself to the 2km walk. You’ll find sweets along the way if you’re brave enough...

Those brave enough to enter by the end of September can enter the whole family (or squad) for just £15. Everyone who enters is entitled to a 15% discount on head torches from Fitstuff, Guildford.

The event managers have lots mischievous plans in store, and are looking forward to plenty of ghoulish laughs. Event Director Toby Jenkins says: “This is a really fun event, it’s amazing how darkness changes the forest, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you as you explore the trails of the Chantry Woodlands".

So if you dare to brave the Surrey hills at night this year on 29th October, grab your pitchforks (and head torches) and enter your family and friends into Night Fright!

To Find Out More/Enter, visit:

Website: http://www.nightfright.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aatevents/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/allabouttri
Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/aatevent

 

Would you like to be involved in setting up a brand new parkrun?

Hatchlands pictured by James Duffy, National Trust.

Picture by James Duffy, National Trust

The Guildford parkrun team are helping to start a parkrun at Hatchlands Park National Trust. Would you like to be part of this? You’d be making history, and getting a new event going so that loads more people can enjoy parkrun. We're going to need an Equipment Manager, a Volunteer Coordinator and a few Run Directors. You don’t need any particular experience, just an understanding of parkrun values and a willingness to get stuck in. There is an Event Director in post and our local parkrun Ambassador is helping too. We all started out as beginner organisers and there will be plenty of support to prepare you for a role in this new team.

If you live East of Guildford – Horsley, Effingham, Bookham, Leatherhead, Cobham, Dorking etc - this will be a convenient new parkrun for you. Please share this message with your running friends and local running clubs and raise awareness. There will be runners out there who would love to get involved.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me via guildfordoffice@parkrun.com. I look forward to hearing from you and getting another local parkrun going.

Linda Cairns
Founder Guildford parkrun and Guildford junior parkrun

 

Our briefings are now audible !!!!

Our briefings can now be heard at last. I cannot tell you what a relief it is not having to shout into the megaphone knowing that it is lost on at least 50% of the audience.

I did the briefing before the Surrey County show and was very frustrated at not being audible as there were some important safety points to observe and expressed that to a small group I was talking to, saying we needed a proper PA system. Up stepped Bob Searles and said that he would buy us one, what do they cost? Once I had recovered myself and checked that he was sure about this, I looked into it. Well, a 350.00 cheque later and here we are. Thank you Bob and you are free to sing Angels by Robbie Williams at any future parkrun event !! We look forward to that.

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Bob ( in white ) who will be our first runner to complete 250 parkruns soon.

Keith

 

Sweatshop Monthly Prize Winner for April

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Sweatshop Monthly Prize for April was
 

Andrew Flanagan

 

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We’d like to thank Hugh Brasher of Sweatshop for his generosity and to congratulate Andrew on his achievement. His prize was a new pair of running shoes, fitted at a local Sweatshop.

The winner is chosen by the run director team. The successful candidates are often chosen for their perseverance, number of PBs in one month, total number of runs, improvement overall and volunteering commitment.

We can also award the prize for other reasons at our discretion. If you know someone who has overcome adversity, personal illness or is deserving in some other way, please let us know by emailing GuildfordOffice@parkrun.com and we promise to consider your nomination.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sponsors/sweatshop/

 

Sweatshop Monthly Prize Winner for March

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Sweatshop Monthly Prize for March was
 

Caroline Sams

 

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We’d like to thank Hugh Brasher of Sweatshop for his generosity and to congratulate Caroline on her achievement. Her prize was a new pair of running shoes, fitted at a local Sweatshop.

The winner is chosen by the run director team. The successful candidates are often chosen for their perseverance, number of PBs in one month, total number of runs, improvement overall and volunteering commitment.

We can also award the prize for other reasons at our discretion. If you know someone who has overcome adversity, personal illness or is deserving in some other way, please let us know by emailing GuildfordOffice@parkrun.com and we promise to consider your nomination.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sponsors/sweatshop/

 

Sweatshop Monthly Prize Winner for February

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Sweatshop Monthly Prize for February was
 

Jeremy Hutchins

 

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We’d like to thank Hugh Brasher of Sweatshop for his generosity and to congratulate Jeremy on his achievement. His prize is a new pair of running shoes, fitted at any local Sweatshop.

The winner is chosen by the run director team. The successful candidates are often chosen for their perseverance, number of PBs in one month, total number of runs, improvement overall and volunteering commitment.

We can also award the prize for other reasons at our discretion. If you know someone who has overcome adversity, personal illness or is deserving in some other way, please let us know by emailing GuildfordOffice@parkrun.com and we promise to consider your nomination.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sponsors/sweatshop/