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


Mulbarton parkrun #313

A bit of a breezy start to the weekend so well done to all 138 runners, joggers and walkers who braved the wind and joined us on the common, particularly to 20 of you who achieved PBs despite the conditions. It was great to welcome the Norfolk Gazelles who were running with us as their parkrun of the month, 35 first timers at Mulbarton, and to one runner on their first ever parkrun. Hope you all enjoyed running on the common and we'll see you again soon.

As usual, a massive thank you to today's team of wonderful volunteers - Vicky, Clare, Fern, Scarlett, Andrew and Ivan. Great teamwork and your efficiency and enthusiasm made my job so easy. And thanks too to James for pacing to within a second, and apologies for changing your name for the day!

Volunteering really is fun and rewarding, and we can't hold the event without you, so please do think about giving it a go. Full training and support will be given so don't be daunted - have a look at the future roster on the website and just let us know if you'd like to give it a go (

We're also keen to recruit a new Run Director to join the core team which will really help covering hoildays, illness etc. Have a look at the announcement on the news page of our website ( and get in touch if you think you'd be interested.

Well done to you all again, enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope to see you again soon,

Jane (this week's Run Director)


Mulbarton parkrun #312

An impressive 115 runners, joggers and walkers joined us on the common today - a lovely morning for it although I understand it was a little warm out on the course but that didn't stop 13 of you getting PBs, so well done.. Really great to welcome 30 first timers to Mulbarton, some being first time parkrunners so well done, hope you all enjoyed it and that we'll see you again soon. It's also always good to welcome parkrun tourists, and this week we had visitors from the local area as well as some from further afield including Scotland and Thailand!

As usual, a massive thank you to today's band of happy volunteers - Kirsty, Kirsten, Tim, Trevor, Mark, Robert and Alan for pacing with such precision! It all worked like a dream so thanks to you all for making my job so easy!

On the subject of volunteers, we are totally dependent on you all to put on the event each week, and we have a lot of gaps in the volunteer roster in the coming weeks. It really is fun and easy, and full training will be given so don't be daunted if you haven't done it before. If you can help out, please do get in touch - - your support is invaluable and much appreciated by all parkrunners.

Can I also encourage you to opt into our Mulbarton parkrun volunteer email list. You need to do this through your personal parkrun profile page - under 'email options'. We only send out essential emails for things such as volunteer appeals, course updates and event cancellations so you really won't get inundated with loads of emails!

Well done to you all again, and hopefully see you next week.

Jane (this week's Run Director)


Mulbarton parkrun #311

97 runners took to the common today in slightly better temperatures than we have been experiencing over the last few days. A little bit of rain also helped but the feedback from the field told me it was still quite warm out there. Always nice to see a few first timer parkrunners and tourists visiting our course, you are always welcome and hope to see you again. We had a couple of milestone runners today, both Lil Slaughter and Thomas Gasgoyne achieving their 10 T shirts. Well done to you both. Today was Norwich Pride and it was great to see a few runners wearing colourful outfits. Well done for your support.

My thanks as always goes to this weeks wonderful volunteers, without whom parkrun wouldn't exist. Thank you, Maisie, Gail, Steve, Scarlett, Sue, Dennis and Heather, your efforts are greatly appreciated by all. We are looking for more volunteers for the coming weeks so if you are able to help please email into the office, its fun, nice to give something back and full training is given.

See you next week



Mulbarton parkrun #309

A dull overcast day with a touch of rain at the end didn't dampen the spirits of 100 parkrunners this morning. The usual mix of regulars, first timers , dogs, under 11s and of course Ivan putting smile on everyone's face by making sure we all knew the laps times! Well done Ivan and good to see you back.

We have had token number 88 & 89 go missing today , please remember that we need the tokens for next week so even of you don't have a barcode please take a token at the funnel but remember to return it to us after you have finished the parkrun.

Nest Sunday is Run Norwich and as such we have a full compliment of volunteers for Saturday but please have a look at our future roster as there are several gaps we need filling as the summer holiday season kicks in. Thank you to the best volunteer team of the week. , hats off to Peter & Ivan on Timekeeping (and cheerleading) , Tim on Tokens , Scarlett on scanning , Chris and Mark as Marshalls and Rob on tail , great line up and all went smoothly , thank you all.

Finally as I mentioned in my briefing to mark Norwich Pride on 27th July we would be glad to see you run in rainbow or bright colours if you would like to participate with our theme of acknowledging the day.

Look forward to seeing you all next week, Alan


Mulbarton parkrun #308

Good work, to each and every one of the 113 runners who took part in what became quite an overcast parkrun on the common today. The volunteers all did an excellent job, we had Andrew H and Peter R timekeeping, Peter S handing out tokens, Tim scanning, Vicky making sure you were all ok on the course and the three pacers getting you round. Barry at 25:03, Andy C at 28:00 and Steve T at 30:00. good work indeed.

Barry has stated that he will pace at any time (25 minutes or over) upon request, so feel free to ask.

It was good to see newcomers and visitors from as far afield as Nothampton and Connecticut even. It's always nice when people add Mulbarton to their personal parkrun list. We didn't have the heat of last week, so that would have made the running a bit more pleasant today, and I counted 15 new PBs so well done to all there. Good luck to those of you running the Lord Mayors 5k, and the East Harling 10k tomorrow, I know a few of you were taking it easy today in preparation,

on the volunteer side, please do take a look at the future roster, it would make Alan's job easier if he's inundated with volunteers rather than asking for the last roles to be filled on a Friday, and if anyone is interested in joining the core team, we are always happy to have more Run Directors, please do email in for that too. full training will be provided and it's easy enough for me to be able to do it, so the more the merrier.

todays quote was from a chap called Zig Ziglar and he also said "The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little."

So with that in mind I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and I hope to see you at parkrun again soon.

All the best

Steve J (this week's Run Director)


Mulbarton Parkrun #307

Hot day today! A big thanks to our volunteers. Both Trevor and Ian deserve a lot of praise for their 200th and 100th volunteering credit. Wow!

Thanks to the other volunteers, Lucy, Martin (and daughter) and Scarlett. Today was the easiest processing of results I've ever had, so many many thanks. Definitely you can come back again, a great team!

We had 19 people new to Mulbarton today - always good to see new faces and if you're going to bring that weather with you, you can definitely come again.

Well done for all finishers today as the heat made it slow going, but at least another credit towards the next milestone.

Please consider volunteering as it is nice to share the load and the roster is looking a bit light at the moment.


See you next week!

Barry (This week's RD)

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