CHANGE OF ROUTE (again!): 31st August & 7th September

CHANGE OF ROUTE (again!) 
Due to the upcoming Gunnersville festival, we will use the out and back course on Saturdays 31st August & 7th September. The meeting point is at the top of the park, near the car park.

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Temporary course on 6th and 13th July 2019

Lovebox and Citadel festivals are coming to Gunnersbury park and therefore the parkrun will be using a different route on 6th and 13th July.
The start and finish will be on the grass near to the main entrance leading to the car park.
If you are joining us on those dates, please allow yourselves enough time to find us. Please note the pedestrian entrance off of Popes Lane opposite Elderberry Road is still closed.

The alternative route will be similar to the 'winter route' previously used for many years however, there will be an out-and-back section where you may meet others coming in the opposite direction. Please take care.

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You may also want to consider a bit of parkrun tourism such as:
On the 6th July our neighbours Osterley parkrun are celebrating their 300th event using a special one lap route, taking in the gardens of the National Trust. There will be cake...

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Course change from Saturday 7th November 2015

From Saturday 7th November, we will change the course at Gunnersbury to the 'winter route'. Please familiarise yourselves with the new start/finish point. The start may appear more narrow but there is no need to sharpen your elbows as there is plenty room to the left of the tarmac on the grass.

 

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No parkrun this week at Gunnersbury

cancelled

There will be no event at Gunnersbury park this weekend due to the preparations for the Mela Festival.
http://www.londonmela.org/

The London Mela will be taking place on Sunday 6th, so the organisers will be busy preparing for the festival, which includes fencing off much of the grass. If you are keen to still run 5km (and we hope you do!) please consider these other local events:
Northala Fields, Wormwood Scrubs, Fulham Palace, Old Deer Park, Richmond.

Please note that Osterley parkrun is also cancelled.

 

Course change from Saturday 6th December

From Saturday 6th December, we will change the course at Gunnersbury. Please familiarise yourselves with the new start/finish point. GunnersburyAlternativeMap

 

No parkrun this week at Gunnersbury Park

There will be no event at Gunnersbury park this weekend due to the preparations for the Mela Festival.

http://www.londonmela.org/

The London Mela will be taking place on Sunday 31st, so the organisers will be busy preparing for the festival. If you are keen to still run 5km (and we hope you do!) please consider these other local events:
Osterley, Northala Fields, Wormwood Scrubs, Fulham Palace, Old Deer Park, Richmond.

 

Sweatshop Monthly Prize for July 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Sweatshop Monthly Prize for July 2014

Congratulations to Ian Leslie!

 

Ian has completed the course 43 times at Gunnersbury, improving his time by over 3 minutes. He has also volunteered 5 times: handing out tokens, scanning barcodes and leading the pack by bicycle.

 

We'd like to thank Hugh Brasher of Sweatshop for his generosity and to congratulate Ian. His prize is a new pair of running shoes fitted at the local Sweatshop.

The winner of this monthly prize is chosen by the event director and run directors at Gunnersbury parkrun. The successful candidates are mostly chosen for their perseverance, commitment and improvement overall. However, we can award the prize for other reasons at our discretion. If you know someone who has overcome adversity, personal illness or is deserving in any other way, please let us know by emailing GunnersburyOffice@parkrun.com so that we can include them in the nominations.

 

Home sweet home

The clocks have changed, the winter is behind us and it hasn't rained for a few days...

The Gunnersbury team thought it was about time we had a 'pitch inspection'. The results are in: we have a dry course!

So, tomorrow we will go back to the usual route.

Thanks to Brian Stakelum, Kay Lydall, Rich Berry, Jonathan Martin and everyone who helped to identify and test out the alternative route at short notice while the grass was sodden. Sorry to those of you who preferred the temporary change; we were always planning to go back to home sweet home.

 

Alternative Route

It seems that lately we are all taking half of the park home with us after running or volunteering at Gunnersbury. Last Saturday was probably the worst we have had in terms of mud and standing puddles. Some people might revel in 'tough mudder' style course, but I think the general sense is of mild torture and some people are getting home in such a mud-caked state that they are banned from entering the house!

What can we do?

Try a new course!

This is the route we are planning:

 

Come along and let us know what you think.

The Gunnersbury parkrun team

 
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