Rising Sun parkrun Event number 190 29th February 2020

What a lovely morning to enjoy our beautiful Rising Sun Country Park - we are privileged to have access to such a beautiful setting for our course.

Well done to our 290 runners and 36 volunteers who took part in the first ever parkrun to be held on 29th February - if you missed it you just have 28 years to wait for the next one - lol

Special thanks to Gosforth Social Running Club for their volunteer takeover and to our Core Team Member Sue Walton on achieving 150 volunteer credits.

Unfortunately we have received 3 separate complaints this morning that all have to be investigated and reported on. As a result can we please remind you of the following:

** We do not have priority over other park users. They have just as much right to use the park as we do and they do so each and every day of the week. Verbal abuse will not be tolerated! The safety and comfort of ALL park users is more important than a person's PB!

** parkrunners are allowed to run with 1 dog on a short lead - the dog MUST be kept on the lead throughout the run.

** If running with a dog and the dog does it's business, be a responsible dog owner and clean it up, do not leave it for someone else to step in it.

** As explained every week in the pre run brief, children under 11 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.

Next week is our International Women's Day event in partnership with TGCR and we'd love to celebrate with as many of you as possible so why not bring a friend.

Have a good week


This week 290 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Amanda HALL • Tracey AMBROSE • Marshall LEITCH • Michael MAWN • Lyndsey LEITCH • Michael BELL • David Eric LEDGERWOOD • Sean HODGSON • Lucy PRITCHARD • Jessica WALTON • Alison LENNOX • Susan WALTON • Matthew LEITCH • Michael DAY • Robin BEVERIDGE • Rachel MEGORAN • James MCKENZIE • Steven WIDDOWFIELD • Sheena WIDDOWFIELD • Kay BLACK • Isabel DUELL • Tim FIELD • Karen BAILEY • Richard CLOUGH • Andrew CARTWRIGHT • Dawn MCNICHOL • Akmal RAHIM • Sue THOMPSON • Janice KEITH • Jimmy BARTON • James HANSFORD • Alejandra VICENCIO • Connor MASON • Christopher RICHARDS • Mary NEAL • Beth WARWICK