Mulbarton parkrun #319

Good work to the one hundred and ten of you who completed Mulbarton parkrun this morning and I can only describe the conditions as glorious. I would like to thank this weeks team of volunteers who did exceptionally well. you were incredible considering it was the first time many of you had done that particular role.

We had Jacob and Andrew as our pacers for 25 and 30 minutes respectively and a number of people told me that they achieved a PB because of them so I'm always pleased when that happens. Bethany and Jayne were keeping an eye on the times, Alex was giving out tokens, Chris was scanning you in and Ed was making sure everyone got round. You all did a fantastic job. If anyone is thinking about volunteering for the first time, but think it may be a bit daunting, it really isn't and if any of you think you could do a little more, do think about joining the core team as a run director, the more the merrier.

There were 20 new PBs today which is brilliant and we had 12 first timers, and 5 of those chose Mulbarton for their first ever parkrun. Hopefully this will be the first of many.

Finally there was a grey top and a water bottle left on the bench, so we have those put aside for next week if anyone needs to claim them.

Hopefully see you all again soon

Steve (this week's run director)



Mulbarton parkrun # 318

What a beautiful September morning for a parkrun, and what a wonderful turnout of 164 runners, joggers and walkers who came along to enjoy it today. It was great to see so many of you out this morning, particularly the 19 first timers and visitors to parkrun and Mulbarton, so a massive well done and welcome. There were also 34 of you who achieved PBs, so a real well done to everyone – fantastic achievements all round.

As usual, today’s event was only made possible by our wonderful team of volunteers, so massive thanks to Alan, Alex, Evelyn, Fern and Sabina – you all did a fantastic job and you made it go so smoothly. Also, big thanks to Jacob for pacing within seconds and hope that helped some of you achieve that elusive time. We also welcomed Alex to the team today as part of his Duke of Edinburgh volunteering challenge, so you’ll see more of him in the coming weeks.

Remember, volunteering is fun and vital to the event, and we have a lot of gaps in the roster in the coming weeks. So please do let us know if you can help out – full training and support will be given so don’t be daunted!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope to see you again soon.

Jane (this week’s Run Director)


Mulbarton # 317

Autumn has arrived, and typical to the season we started in rain and finished in sunshine with 142 parkrunners turning out. Well done all, and a few PBs were threatened this morning as well by all accounts.

Thank you to the volunteers Ian, Tom, Lily, Andrew and Scarlett. Well done to Scarlett for completing her DofE volunteering with us, it was much appreciated Scarlett and thank you very much for your time and efforts.

We are very short of volunteers next week so please have a look at the website and email in if you would like to volunteer.

We had a few milestone this week, well done to our very own RD Barry for notching up 100 and Vicky for 50 parkruns. Both ran very well on your special days.

That's it from me this week, see you all again soon Alan


Mulbarton parkrun #316

Another great turnout for a lovely morning on the common. We had a total of 116 runners, joggers and walkers including 15 first timers, a number of tourists from near and far, a 50 milestone and 13 personal bests. So really well done to you all, a good morning's work all round! .

And it only happened because of this week's team of wonderful volunteers - Andrew, Dennis, Fern, Heather and Vicky. It all went smoothly without a hitch, so a massive thank you all for making my job so easy and for making it so enjoyable for everyone.

Remember, we are very short of volunteers in the coming weeks so if you've been thinking about volunteering for a while, now could be the time to have a go, don the high vis vest and have some fun!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope to see you all again soon,

Jane (this week's run Director)


Mulbarton # 314

Good to see a solid turnout of 119 this week and the weather was perfect. The course was also excellent today after the overnight rain with a bit of 'give' underfoot however the rabbits had been busy just after the first corner making it a bit more tricky.

Thank you to the volunteer team who all pitched in to make things go smoothly, well done to Ivan, , Dennis, Amberley, Ed and Clive. Thanks guys. We are short of a timekeeper, tailwalker and scanner for next week please email via the volunteer page on the website if you would like to help out. The next few weeks we are looking a bit think on the ground so we could do with help please.

We continue to welcome first timers and was great to see you all today. Some of you are on holiday and hope to see you all again when you are next in the area you are most welcome. Some fantastic times today, with one of the tourists from Ipswich coming in at 17:07 and Jacob not far behind with just under 18 minutes. We had 6 parkrunners all under 20 minutes great effort everyone. Course record of 15:44 to be broken in the next few weeks anyone?

Was nice to see Poringland runners represented by Phil, Lee and Janye making the short trip to see us, well done all and hope to see you again at Mukbarton soon.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and see you all again soon. Till the next time , Alan

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