Shorne Woods parkrun – 31st July 2021


Hello to a few more of you.


The nice thing about parkrun is catching up with friends old and new. 171 of you ventured back this week. That’s a fair few more than last Saturday. To our 19 first timers a very big welcome. Very well done to those 20 of you with a shiny new PB, the weather was far more encouraging today.


It was so good to see Shelia and Stewart Grainger back, regular stalwarts of our weekly parkrun at Shorne and I’m sure they won’t mind me saying that they are a good example of how parkrun is for everyone and anyone, regardless of age or ability. Run, jog, walk it’s your choice. In fact a fellow park user today was so inspired seeing Stewart out on the course he reckons he will come and try parkrun for himself next week.

Congratulations to Roger Kasper for reaching the 50 parkrun milestone, and Brandon Champion for running his 10th parkrun.

As always many thanks to our core team and volunteers, parkrun wouldn’t happen without you. If ever you feel like volunteering click on the link on the Shorne parkrun page to email regarding the volunteer roster. Help is always needed and much appreciated.


Many thanks to Julie for this week's run report, you can also find more photos from yesterday here.


We had someone join us this week from a group of people looking to set up goodgym in Chatham, Gillingham & Rochester.  If you haven't heard about goodgym before, they are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. They stop off on their runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own. It's a great way to get fit, meet new people and do some good. As long as you're up for getting sweaty, everyone's welcome!

If you're interested in finding out more about goodgym, and specifically in Chatham, Gillingham & Rochester, you can get more details here

And so to next week...

...when we'll be back to do for the third week in a row!  If you weren't able to make the last couple of weeks, but would like to understand the changes that have been made so you're all prepared for for when you can get back to us, you can find everything you need to know here.

As Julie mentioned we're always on the look out for volunteers to help out (including someone to write the run report), and you can find out the available roles for Saturday, and future weeks, on the roster.  All roles are straightforward, and we'll take you through everything you need to know.  For scanning and timing, these are now done using the parkrun virtual volunteer app, which you need to download to your phone, but again we can talk you through using the app if you haven't done this before.  If you would like to help out, please drop us an email at

Fantastic to see everyone yesterday, and look forward to seeing you all next Saturday.