We've had a few weeks rest from the run report - thankfully we're back just in time for the rain to stop! Great to see that lots of you are still engaged in #notparkrun - we know numbers have dropped off nationally as we approach a potential return of Saturday parkrun. More on that in a moment....
To help motivate you all to keep logging we have a message from our Chief Cheerleader Gary Ludwin. Without Gary we would never have picked up the (not)parkrun baton and started our epic challenge with Witney and then across Kent. Gary is keen to keep you going until we return so check out what he's got to say below.
Now on to that all important return. Nothing is confirmed as yet so please keep an eye on social media and this run report as any announcements will be made here. The good news is we have our confirmed landowners consent to return - so thank you to everyone who has supported achieving this. It's a big step! Currently the proposed date for return is 26 June but this is yet to be finalised. Watch out for further announcements.
#notparkrun weekly stats
Last week we had 162 of you complete 452 (not)parkruns - with 4 first timers - welcome!
Congratulations to the 11 of you who achieved new personal bests. Why not use (not)parkrun to prepare yourself for the return of Saturday mornings!
#notparkrun spotlight - Gary Ludwin
So we all hope to return on the 26th June at parkrun which is great as it will be good to see everyone who makes our Saturday morning parkruns so social and fun.
But until then I’ll drop a thanks to everyone of you who have given up a few minutes of your week and taken the time to join our mission in making Maidstone parkrun one of the top parkruns in the country for (not)parkruns.
When I started in my crazy mission back in October of last year never did I think we could make too 10 let alone be number 1 a few times. You have all given great support to keeping many people going and motivated during the lockdown. Our weekly battles with Witney have become stuff of (not)parkrun legend I’m sure.
Do you understand age grading? If not you may want to check out this article from our regular parkrunner Alan Newman - runABC coach Alan Newman explains how to use age-grading tables
I wanted to see if for the final few weeks we could all push each other to finish on a high as log any and every 5K. There is still time to pass that 325 number for participants but we need everyone to join in for our final few weeks.