King George V Playing Field parkrun is cancelled on 19 September 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

A year since the KGVPF inaugural – some thank yous

KGV Turns 1 - Thank you

On the 14th September 2019 we completed the first ever KGVPF parkrun. We didn't know if we'd get a very small number of runners or hundreds. Since that point, we've had some fantastic times and we have a lot of people to thank for getting us to this point.
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First up, as should always be the case, let's have a round of applause for all the volunteers. The people who turn up each and every week whatever the weather, without whom the event wouldn't be possible.
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We're also hugely grateful to all our runners. Whether regulars or tourists, you're all welcome so thank you for supporting our event.
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A huge thank you has to go to Cheltenham Saracens RFC who host us every week and look after the kit. Without them our event wouldn't be possible. Particular shout out has to go to Sal's Cakes who keeps us fed every week with the BEST cake!
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As previously posted, Cheltenham Borough Homes helped us get the event running, as did the local council, by providing funding and support. We've also worked with the Council's parks team who enabled us to get the event going. Locally we've also received support from Hesters Way Partnership and we can move (Active Gloucestershire). We're very grateful for your support and publicity.
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No thanks would be complete without mentioning the core team. These are the people that work in the background each and every week to keep things ticking over. We're lucky to have such a fantastic group. Thanks for all your efforts. We've been supported by the parkrun regional team, so a shout out to Michelle and Malc for your guidance.
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The final thank you has to go out to Mr KGVPF himself*. He'll hate being called out individually but the fact of the matter is there wouldn't be a KGV parkrun without Hamish. It was his original idea and his drive and determination has seen the event grow from an idea into a reality. Thank you Hamish.
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*We're not actually thanking King George V himself. He didn't really help although I suppose there wouldn't be the playing fields without him. Either way, he's not going to be reading this so I don't feel bad for leaving him out!
 

KGVPF Birthday graph!

As it's our birthday weekend, you get a bonus load of stats! And who doesn't love a good graph?!
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Ok, it might just be me, but we've crunched the numbers and the graph below shows the numbers of finishers we've had in each of the parkrun categories.
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Don't worry, it's the last graph we'll post for a while...
KGV Gender-Age
 

Happy Anniversary (not)parkrun day!

KGV BirthdayHappy Anniversary (not)parkrun day!

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Today was due to be our one year anniversary parkrun. Obviously things mean that we can't quite celebrate as we'd choose but we're still very proud to make it to year.
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To mark this weeks post, we've had a little trawl through the stats which we thought you mind find interesting.
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We look forward to seeing you all again soon and we'll have to make sure our two year anniversary makes up for the lack of celebration this year!
 

This time last year…

KGV A year after the test event
On the 7th September last year we held our test event, a week ahead of our inaugural run. Weeks of planning and training had been invested by the core team, but there was still some trepidation as our 6 runners headed off. Thankfully all went well and the rest, as they say, is history.
We didn’t foresee a 6 month hiatus at that point though!
We hope everyone is well!
 

Cheltenham Borough Homes – thanks!

Happy (not)parkrunday!
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As we fast approach a year since the first KGVPF parkrun, we'd like to take this week's post to put the spotlight on one of our key supporters - Cheltenham Borough Homes.
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You may not be aware but CBH were the first to pledge money towards the set up costs of our parkrun which we're very grateful for. Since then they've been a constant source of support and regulars at KGVPF.
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The infographic below includes some information and contacts about what they do in the Rowanfield area (we forgive them for not writing parkrun as all one word #aowalc :D). If you'd like to know more then their website can be found here.
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Thank you CBH for your support!
Monkscroft, St Marks and Rowanfield activities (1)
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