Swaffham parkrun – Start-Up Open Evening

We are in the process of setting up a parkrun at Swaffham in the New Year.

There will be an open evening held at Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 22nd November.

I am looking for some keen parkrunners who can help me out with talking to interested people who attend the evening.

I would give a full brief of what’s required but it will be along the lines of talking to people about the parkrun ethos and some of the important rules, about registering, running and volunteering.

If anyone is interested in helping me out, I would be very grateful. Please contact me on bridget.plowright@parkrun.com


KL parkrun New Years Day Run – 1st Jan 2018

KL parkrun will again be holding a special New Years Day run, starting in The Walks at the usual 9 am.

We are calling it the detox run so please bring along any left over fruit (or anything else for that matter) from the New Years festivities.

The run will of course count towards your tee shirts so don't miss the opportunity to get an extra run in and start the New Year off with a resolution to get running.


KL parkrun Christmas Party – Sunday 17th Dec 17

Its getting near that time of the year again and planning is already underway for this years Christmas Party which will once again take place in the Malting Function Room, off the Tuesday Market Place at 5pm Sun 17th Dec 17.

The usual entertainment is booked and to which we are hoping to add an open mike session, in addition to the usual party games and raffle.

Everyone is asked to bring party food of their choice to help make the evening a party to remember. There will also be a very small charge to cover the cost of running the party, the bar will be open and all are welcome so please get the date in your diaries.


New Year’s Day parkrun

King's Lynn will again be holding a New Year's Day parkrun in addition to the normal Saturday morning runs. It will start at 9 am as usual and will be a great opportunity to shake off the night before.
Volunteers will also be needed so if you don't fancy running and can still make it out of bed why not come along anyway.


GET INTO GEAR – Free training

The popular GEAR training evenings are running again this year

From Wednesday 4 March 2015. Run by fully qualified UKA coaches from Ryston Runners AC at the Lynnsport running track.

Dates: Wednesdays, 4th – 25th March

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Alive Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn, PE30 2NB

(Meet in Lynnsport’s reception; changing rooms and toilets available at Lynnsport)

There will be four fun and friendly sessions aimed at beginners and improvers wanting to enter the GEAR. The sessions will take place on the track and around the pathways of Lynnsport with indoor facilities for briefings.

There will be practical help to get you through the GEAR and beyond and advice on all aspects including training, what to wear and what to expect on your race day and all free of charge.

Please note, those running the GEAR 10K must be 15 years and above on race day.

Just turn up, no need to register. Further information is available from

Andy Smith on 07955 760325 or chair@rystonrunners.org.uk



Free Training Sessions – Get into GEAR!

Ryston Runners free training sessions for Bespak Grand East Anglia Run

Sessions extended into April

When: Wednesdays between 7 and 8 pm

Where: Lynnsport

Weekly until: 23 April

The weekly sessions will be led by UK Athletics qualified coaches. Aimed at beginners and improvers, the sessions will include track work, practice runs and practical advice about equipment and techniques, helping runners to prepare for race day on Sunday, 4 May.

Previous sessions have been really popular and are designed to help people who are taking part in competitive running for the first time or for people who are looking to improve their techniques. Feedback from previous year's sessions has been really good.

parkrun Run Director and chair of Ryston Runners Andy Smith says: "Good preparation is the key to success in any race. These sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as regular runners and we welcome everyone. Whatever level you are running at, the sessions will be fun and everyone will come away with some great tips."

There is no need to register, just turn up at Lynnsport on the night and report to reception. The training sessions are free of charge. Participants should attend in usual running kit.


Festive fun

Christmas Party – Sunday 15th December
You are invited to join us for the Christmas party, a friendly & fun get together with music, games, and time to chat.
For runners, volunteers, supporters, run directors, families & friends
Sunday 15th December@ The Maltings (Page Stair Lane) Function room
Door open 2PM, come when you can; games from 5 - finishes when everyone goes home!
Bring some food, and a Secret Santa for maximum £1 - (Males bring a male present, Females a female one)
Tea/coffee & soft drinks provided. Bring your own drinks, & bar also open
£2 each (children free)
Hope to see lots of you there

Festive fancy dress and CAKES! – Saturday 21st December
Come along in your best festive costume and bring goodies to share

New Years Day – Wednesday 1st January 2014
Special bonus run. Run, jog or walk around the walks and bring fruity detox goodies to share.


5th May 2013 Grand East Anglian Run

Dont miss the 2013 Bespak GEAR 

Sunday 5th May

The 10k is a one lap course around the centre of King’s Lynn. The course is on paths and roads, flat and fast, starting and finishing in the town’s historic Tuesday Market Place. 
There is also a Mini GEAR Fun Run of 1.2 miles and for veteran runners (35+) this year sees the addition of the EVAC Championships.
Online Entries are now open. The event is organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, which has associate membership to England Athletics. The race has an official licence 2013-104829 and will be staged in accordance with the UKA rules for competition. The race is awarded Gold Grading by the British Association of Road Races(BARR)
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