Run Report #255 15.09.19

Beautiful morning, beautiful running.

Thank you kindly for the team of expert volunteers who put on this morning's parkrun on such a glorious morning:

Tory CORIN, Robert CORIN, Craig F, Priscille FRANCETTI, David GOODWIN, Christopher HIERONS, Sanika KARMARKAR, Dnyanesh KARMARKAR, Matilda NAR, Kevin PARKER, David SCOPES, Scott SMITH, Lily TAYLOR, Jo TAYLOR, Mark TAYLOR

We were delighted to welcome ten first timers and see another five PBs set. Well done to Olivia and Lisa who entered the half-marathon club and picked up their celebratory blue wristband. Congratulations to Daniel on completing the full marathon distance who goes home with a green wristband. Siona celebrated her 100th parkrun - what an achievement - and looked wonderful in her specially made outfit. Thank you too for the cake!

Best wishes,

David Francetti
Run Director



Event #243 – 8 September 2019

Perfect running conditions and fantastic turnout of 58 runners this Sunday, great running from all this morning.  Brilliant to see 5 first timers join us this week, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Congratulations to the 18 runners that got new PBs! Congratulations also to Toby Smythe and Samarth Nahar on running 21 Junior Parkruns and earning their Marathon milestone green wristband.

Of course, huge thanks goes to our volunteers who make Parkrun happen every weekend!   We have volunteer roles suitable for everyone, please contact us by Facebook or email ( if you can help in future weeks. Thank you to Hannah, Harry and Seb for Token Sorting this morning, great teamwork and very well organised!

parkrun token sorting 8 sep 19 a

parkrun token sorting 8 sep 19 b





Event 241 – 25 August 2019

Just a short report this week.

We had:
- beautiful weather - much more fitting than the torrential downpour of the week before;
- 34 runners;
- five first timers;
- everyone happy (!); and
- nothing went wrong...

Can't ask for much more than that, as an RD, so thanks to everyone who ran and especially to everyone who volunteered.

It's interesting to see that, with a few of our regular runners missing, we've got lots of new runners who are still working their way towards their half-marathon wristbands. I look forward to seeing some of those being awarded over the next few weeks (which reminds me, we'd better get some new stock in).

In case people aren't aware, the new council building is now finished and the cafe is finally open.  They open at 9am on a Sunday and it would be great if we can support them.  I'm sure it will be especially handy in the winter.

I can't quite believe that we are approaching the end of the school summer hols.  Enjoy your last week off and we look forward to seeing you next weekend.



Run report event #240 18 August 2019

Never mind April showers, it was August showers at Little Stoke this morning!  Everyone got a soaking just as the run brief started, including all the important bits of paper on the clipboards.

The team of volunteers and 46 runners didn't let this dampen their spirits however, and the sky brightened just in time for the run.

We had 10 first timers here this morning who we would love to see again.  No wristbands handed out today but everyone is now one run closer to their next band.

As ever, thank you to the volunteer team today.  Next week is the August bank holiday weekend so always a tricky roster to fill.  Please let us know if you can help out.

See you all soon.


Run Director


28 July 2019 -Event 238 – Run Report

I started this briefing about 5 times, thinking about how to write about one piece of information that we talk about every week. It is however as important as ever, especially with holidays, beautiful British summer that graced us this year and many many running events that are happening across the country. We cannot stage the Little Stoke juniors without you - our amazing parents, carers, friends. We need about 20 of you each week for the event to go ahead. Last week we had 4, including the Run Director; this meant we had to cancel and we did it with a heavy heart. If you know that you are able to help, let us know via Facebook, Instragram or email - - we send emails every week so why not to go to your parkrun profile and sign up to our volunteer appeals? This week we had amazing response from Frampton Cotterell Harriers who took over nearly every role! Many thanks to everybody who volunteered today: Donna ABBOTTJo ASTLEYAndy BARTONSarah BRADLEYPaul BURGESSKate DALLASChris FRENCHSarah HANDLEYEmma HARDINGEmma HARDINGAnna LAMBOURNEAndrew LAMBOURNEVesper LAMBOURNEMolly OVENDENKatie PINNINGTONJanet SMITHAlan SMITHSophie SPARKSLiz WINDETT

We have had a lot of new runners today. Big welcome to Joseph, Billy, Jack, Nathan, Olivia, Harry, Katelyn, Eliza, Ella, Asheligh, George, Emily, Eleanor, Isha and George - we hope you enjoyed your first Little Stoke junior parkrun and we cannot wait to see you again!

Congratulations to the new PBs go to Harry, Matilda, Hannah, Daniel, Theo, Noah, Jack, Enola, Joshua and Ruth!

We award milestone wristbands to those who run an equivalent of a half (11 junior parkruns) or full marathon (21 junior parkruns)  and an ultra  (50 junior parkruns). Congratulations to Isaac for collecting his orange ultra wristband, to Evelyn and Jack for collecting a full marathon green wristband! We are looking forward to seeing you all next week.

The cafe is now open in the park so why not pop in for a brunch or a cup of tea after the next event?

A few photos from today are available here:

Anna Lambourne ED

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