A special event this week as we celebrated in style with not one but two birthdays.
Firstly our senior citizen ……..The NHS celebrated 70 years and Kingsway along with over 360 other parkruns and thousands of runners took part in a memorable run to mark the occasion.
At Kingsway we had over 20 first timers many of these from the NHS and it is hoped that the event will encourage more people to get involved in physical activity and volunteering and it is also a great way for people to come together as a community.
There are some fabulous photos on our Facebook page (thanks go to Amanda) that show how enjoyable and fun the whole morning was far better than I can put in writing.
And secondly ……Happy 3rd Birthday to Kingsway parkrun ……..Our very own ‘Aneurin Bevan’…..Gary Philpott and a hand-picked team brought parkrun to Kingsway 3 years ago and we have never looked back.
Many Thanks to all of you who continue to support us.
Like the NHS, parkrun relies on the help and support of its Volunteers.
This week was no exception and the following angels did a fantastic job………. Alfie Spinner • Amanda Mcpeake • Amanda Valder • Amy Walker • Andrea Marsh • Andrew Mcpeake • Andy Jarrett • Becky Faulkner • Deb Peake • Elizabeth Barnes • Erin Marsh • Gavin Townsend • Glyn Matthews • Jane Morgan • Jenny Powell • Joy Waddington • Karen Paice • Kat Walker • Kay Searle • Louise Schmitz • Marion Cole • Max Holford • Patrick Morgan • Richard Meadows • Richie Morgan • Sally Winterton • Sarah Spinner • Sophie Mckeraghan • Steve Peake • Susan Higgs • Toby Stanton • Tracey Fairless
Thank you All
Some other noteworthy announcements, Tessa Bishop reached 50 runs and we had tourists join us from as far afield as California and as close as Stonehouse…. a big thank you to all the tourists who joined us for this run.
Finishing with the Stats; This week 251 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kingsway parkrun, Gloucester Results Page.
Kingsway parkrun, Gloucester started on 6th June 2015. Since then 5,066 participants have completed 32,595 parkruns covering a total distance of 162,975 km, including 7,040 new Personal Bests.