Newcastle parkrun going ahead Saturday 25th May 2019

Hi folks,

Newcastle parkrun will be going ahead this Saturday, but on a very slightly modified course to avoid the preparations taking place for the music festival in Exhibition Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The route will be the same as that used in the past on GNR and MELA weekends, starting and finishing on the Moor outside of the fenced area adjacent to Exhibition Park.
Please also note that normal access routes through Exhibition Park to the start/finish area will not be available to us. Access to the revised start/finish area will be through the gate higher up Claremont Road from the main Exhibition Park entrance or across the Moor from Gosforth and Jesmond. So please allow yourselves some extra travelling time to the event if you are coming along so that you don't miss the 9:00AM start.
All of the above pre-supposes that we can fill the volunteer roster as we still need 3 barcode scanners, 1 finish token helper, 5 marshals and, ideally a photographer, in order for the event to go ahead. If you'd like to help out with the volunteering to ensure that the event can go ahead smoothly please post a reply below or send an e-mail to newcastle@parkrun.com.
Hope to see you on Saturday. The weather forecast looks good for running on Saturday morning!

 

Newcastle parkrun 2018 Christmas and New Year Arrangements

Newcastle parkrun arrangements around the Christmas and New Year periods:

22nd Dec - Christmas fancy dress themed event starting at 9:00AM with prizes for the best costumes and Santa providing the lead sleigh bike.

25th Dec - extra event on Christmas day starting at 9:00AM. Note that you can only record one parkrun on Christmas day, even if you are able to make it to more than one event because of the staggered start times being offered at some venues.

29th Dec - usual parkrun starting at 9:00AM. We need more volunteers for this event.

1st January - No New Years Day event at Newcastle but there are other local parkruns planning to hold a run, see the link below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

Merry Christmas everyone.
Ian - ED

 

Newcastle parkrun Christmas and New Year arrangements – 2017

Newcastle parkrun arrangements around the Christmas and New Year periods:

16th Dec - usual parkrun starting at 9AM. Thank you very much to Tyne Bridge Harriers members for taking on the volunteering at this event.

23rd Dec - Christmas fancy dress themed event starting at 9:00AM with prizes for the best costumes and Santa (what about Rudolph this year?) providing the lead sleigh bike. We need more volunteers for this event.

25th Dec - extra event on Christmas day starting at 9:00AM. Note that you can only record one parkrun on Christmas day even if you are able to make it to more than one event because of the staggered start times being offered at some venues. We need more volunteers for this event.

30th Dec - usual parkrun starting at 9:00AM. We need more volunteers for this event.

1st January - No New Years Day event at Newcastle but there are other local parkruns planning to hold a run, see the link below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

Merry Christmas everyone.
Ian - ED

 

Christmas and New Year arrangements at Newcastle parkrun – 2016

Saturday 17th December – usual parkrun starting at 9:00AM but with Christmas themed fancy dress encouraged and prizes for the the best costumes (runners and volunteers eligible). Santa Claus has agreed to provide the lead sleigh bike again this year I think although he does seem to have an issue with the alignment of the stars this year. Coffee or mulled wine and mince pies afterwards at the Café in the park, usual menu also available.

Christmas Eve - usual parkrun starting at 9:00AM. Full set of volunteers needed, please volunteer if you can.

Christmas Day - extra parkrun starting at 9:30AM. Please note that there can be no doubling up of parkruns on Christmas Day even if, because of possible staggered event start times, you are able to get from one event to another in time to start at the second event.

New Years Eve – usual Saturday parkrun starting at 9:00AM. Full set of volunteers needed, please volunteer if you can.

New Years Day – no parkrun at Newcastle but there may be extra parkruns arranged at other venues in the North East or there is the New Years Day resolution run on the Town moor – 10km, two X-country laps of the Town moor. Just the job to clear a hangover!

 

I Am Team GB event – 27th August 2016

Newcastle parkrun will be an official "I Am Team GB" event this Saturday 27th August. We will be part of the nation's biggest ever sports day to help celebrate Team GB's best ever overseas Olympics medal tally.
So please come along and show your support for GB's Olympic Heroes by wearing red, white and blue kit.
Other nationalities are very welcome to celebrate their own Olympic Heroes by wearing their countries colours; there are no national prejudices at Newcastle parkrun. I can't Imagine such a thing.
Oh, and we just might be able to run our normal course this Saturday for a change! Fingers crossed.
See you then.
Ian

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