Wow. Nearly there!! We're really looking forward to welcoming you to our inaugural event here on the Promenade at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea this coming Saturday. Firstly, a few things before the day:
A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes when establishing a parkrun. We are really grateful to Newbiggin Partnership, Newbiggin Town Team and the Town Council for raising the funds to get the event up and running. We'd also like to thank the County Council, the Amenities Team, the RNLI and parkrun itself, particularly the North East Ambassador, for all their support in establishing a suitable course.
The success of any parkrun relies on it's core volunteer team. We have had a wonderful response for volunteers from the local community via the "What's On in Newbiggin" facebook page; many thanks, it's much appreciated. We also had a fantastic response from the local running community in the area and would like to thank Ashington Hirst Running Club for their efforts in helping us establish our core team.
Volunteers make parkrun happen and if you'd like to join our friendly team here at Newbiggin please register at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
Please let us know your name, barcode number and the roles you'd be happy to do and on which days you can volunteer. Volunteering is fun and all our roles are straightforward. You can find our future weekly roster at www.parkrun.org.uk/newbigginbythesea/futureroster/
Car Parking on the Day
There are a number of car parks that can be utilised on the day incluing:
The Maritime Centre car park, NE64 6DB
Wilkie Terrace car park, NE64 6AA
New King Street car park, NE64 6BD
New Queen Street car park, NE64 6DF
Newbiggin Leisure Centre, NE64 6HG
Newbiggin Bank House Club NE64 6NU (for inaugural event only)
All car parking is free in Newbiggin.
Can we kindly ask that you stick to the official car parks when parking.
The course is a very scenic 2 laps around the Bay, Promenade and Milburn Park areas of the town. The course is quite unique with long sections of flat tarmac interspersed with some short challenging sections of sand and grass as well as a short hill. Due to the terrain buggies are not suitable on this course; our sincerest apologies. To get the event off to a good start can we kindly ask that everyone keeps to the left on the promenade during the event and be mindful of other promenade / park users. We're hoping to be here for a while and would really appreciate it if folks can join us at our 2nd, 3rd and 4th event's etc to avoid having overwhelming numbers at the inaugural.
We very much look forward to seeing you on Saturday and beyond, and hope you enjoy our brand new parkrun.
Please join us at the end of the event for coffee and cake at Bertorelli's cafe.
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team!