CAR PARKING - Whilst 2020 has started with a huge upsurge in numbers of participants at parkrun which is great to see this has brought it's own issues namely with the pressures on the car parks in Nonsuch Park. This has been brought to our attention by the relevant authorities that manage the Parks in the borough and we have been requested to address the situation. In the first instance we request all those taking part to try and avoid using cars by trying other forms of transport if possible. If you can't avoid using a car then have you thought about car sharing. What do you think about the idea of trying to get people from the same post code together and see if they can give each other lifts? If you have any thoughts on this or other suggestions then please make these known by responding here or discussing with any of the team at the gazebo before or after the run. We will have car park marshals trying to ensure that people park with consideration but you can do your bit about giving some thought to how you get to the Park. I appreciate there are a number of other groups who use the Park on a Saturday morning and we all contribute to the pressure on the Car Parks but we need to take a proactive role on this issue.
As everbody who took part in this morning's parkrun will testify Nonsuch Park is waterlogged and the ground is behaving like a sponge that can't absorb anymore water. With this in mind and the welfare of our Park a major consideration we will make a decision later this week as to whether the run on Saturday 28th will go ahead. Please keep an eye on this news page and our social media platforms for the latest news.
Have a very enjoyable Christmas everyone and see you all very soon one thing is for sure it will be very muddy whenever we next run!
A number of runners have enquired how they opt in to receiving Nonsuch Volunteering emails. There is a quick summary on the Nonsuch Volunteering page (https://www.parkrun.org.uk/nonsuch/volunteer).
Opting in from your Your Results email ...
will have a button that you can click
If you are already opted in then the button will not be available
Opting in from your parkrun profile
- you can edit your email options to add Nonsuch parkrun
On Saturday 10th November Nonsuch parkrun will be marking 100 Years since the signing of the Armistice - the end of the First World War. We invite everyone whether they are running, volunteering or spectating to come along wearing something red. Hopefully we will create a sea of runners wearing red around the course which will not only be very spectacular but also a poignant and fitting tribute from Nonsuch parkrun. Please spread the word. We are appealing to our great cake makers to step forward and create some red cakes to mark the occasion. If you have any other suggestions like making some poppies to put around the course then we would love to hear from you.
Event Photos from John Boyer
Well done to all runners and volunteers who participated at Nonsuch parkrun this year - you were all winners. The following runners and volunteers gained awards due to their outstanding efforts over the year.
Female Points: Marylin Ede
Male Points: Mark Timms
Lead Bike Challenge: Eoin OConnell
Volunteer of the Year: Alison Kay
parkrunner of the Year: Richard Moody
For a full set of results for the points competition see: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/nonsuch/news/2017/10/02/vip-2017/
For the Lead Bike Challenge results see: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/nonsuch/news/2017/10/01/duathlon-challenge/
Sat 27th Nonsuch parkrun cancelled.
Due to our course being waterlogged we have regretfully taken the decision to cancel Saturday's parkrun with the safety of our parkrunners being paramount and the long term welfare of our Park being equally as important.
Despite the shots of the rainbow, we hoped the sun and wind might dry the course out enough to ensure the run would go ahead, but with 2500 footsteps on our course (400 runners running 3 laps!) let's give the Park a break.
Hopefully we will be running next Saturday 3rd but do keep an eye out for further information.
Please share this notice as widely as possible.
Other parkruns nearby
Banstead Woods (4m), Roundshaw Downs (4.9m), Bushy Park (5.9m), Kingston (5.9m), Wimbledon Common (5.9m), Tooting Common (6.4m), Lloyd (6.5m), Riddlesdown (7.1m), Richmond Park (7.1m), South Norwood (7.9m)
We have entered a project in the Aviva Community Fund awards to get the money to launch our junior parkrun and buy a defibrillator. To get through to the competition final we need to secure as many votes as possible and this is where we need your help please.
Details of the project called Nonsuch...Young.Hearts.Run free and how to vote (you get 10 votes!) can be found here
Please encourage your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues etc to vote and rally as much support as you can! Thank you very much.
Don't be alarmed when you receive a further email regarding Saturday's event! Our funnel experienced a 'perfect storm'. On reviewing the results, we identified a few anomalies which we've now rectified. Apologies to all and we look forward to another bumper turnout on Saturday.
As Nonsuch parkruners are such an eclectic mix of nationalities from all over the globe we plan to celebrate Commonwealth Nations Day on Saturday 8th March by inviting everyone to wear something that indicates what country they originate from. This might take the form of a flag, hat, shirt or shorts - your choice. Come down to the parkrun on Saturday 8th and celebrate your county of origin. I know we have a large number of South Africans and East Europeans but from where else do other parkrunners hail from?
This will be an opportunity to enjoy a cake or two after the event so all you budding bakers please get busy and surprise us with an international flavour!
You might have noticed a Tiger on the avenue this morning holding a Hazard sign!! if you didn't you were on the wrong course - well in fact it was Damien Hersey who tomorrow will be trying to break the World Record for the fastest half marathon in an animal costume all in aid of the charity CRY- Cardiac Risk in the Young.
if you want to donate then Damien then go to
Good Luck Damien - let us know how you get on - don't scare too many children on route although young Finlay Nippard didn't seem too concerned - Happy Birthday this week Finlay!!!