The road to parkrun returning…

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...so if you haven't seen the news, following the publication of the Government's roadmap for exiting lockdown for England, parkrun have also puplished their plans for restarting junior and 5k parkruns (for England only).  As with the Government plans, parkrun dates for restarting are dependent on a number of factors, however you can find the full annoucement (including those all important dates here).

As and when parkrun provide any updates we'll share them on here, as well as our facebook page, however you can also find updates on the parkrun UK website, along with parkrun UK facebook page.

That's it for now, however if you're after something parkrun related to keep you going until June, you always have (not)parkrun where you can register your 5k runs on the parkrun website (full details here), a couple of parkrun podcasts, including the official parkrun podcast free weekly timed, along with the independent with me now, plus there's also lots of video content to be found on the parkrun youtube page.

Cheers

Jonathan

 

 

Be More Barrie! Barrie Howes Memorial Run 6 October 2020

Please see the following message from Sharon, who is organising a memorial run for her friend, and regular parkrunner and parkrun volunteer, Barrie Howes, who sadly died following an accident earlier this year:
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Be More Barrie! Barrie Howes Memorial Run 6 October 2020
 
"I am organising this virtual run in memory of a good friend of many years, Barrie, who sadly lost his life in an accident in July of this year.
 
Barrie was such an inspirational person and so full of life, so it is very hard to think of him not being here anymore. He overcame major heart surgery and went on to raise thousands of pounds over the years for the British Heart Foundation by trekking to Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu to name just a few places.
 
He loved all the training to get fit enough to take part in the treks and as part of that got into running. He was a regular at his local parkrun at Shorne Woods Country Park along with his wife, Claire and their Westie, George supporting him and became very involved with the parkrun from token sorting to running as a pacer helping others to achieve the best run they could.
 
That was Barrie all over, always wanting to help others and even in death by donating his liver and kidneys he gave to others and improved the life of three people.
 
He was always up for a challenge and loved life, so to ‘Be More Barrie!’ is the best tribute to him.
 
This virtual event is to run or walk 5km on or around 6th October, which would’ve been Barrie’s 58th birthday.
 
There is a minimum donation of £10 to enter. Please email smbenton7@gmail.com if you would like to enter. Proof of your run/walk to then be sent to me after 6 October and in return you will receive a lovely soft enamel pin badge to wear with pride and with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation in Barrie’s memory. If you have something red to wear while doing the run, please wear that and send me a selfie as I am looking to create a collage of everyone in red for the British Heart Foundation.
 
Thank you!
 
Sharon"
 

(not)parkrun – Week 2

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So last week was the start of (not)parkrun, and there were 35 Shorne Woods parkrunners who completed 45 (not)parkruns! So far this week there have been 15 parkrunners completing a (not)parkrun, which includes 4 first time (not)parkrunners, as well as 4 who have a new (not)parkrun PB! While this isn't your usual parkrun fix, it still gives you a chance to see your name in lights, as well as providing a few stats to keep you entertained! Look forward to seeing more of you join the (not)parkrun results over the next few days.

You can find the results tables here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/shorn…/results/notparkrunhistory/

And if you're new to (not)parkrun, you can find everything you need to know here: https://support.parkrun.com/…/360009843618--not-parkrun-FAQs

Happy (not)parkrunning

Jonathan

 

(not)parkrun is up and run, walk and jogging!

 

Good morning! So the first few parkrunners from Shorne have registered a (not)parkrun run, walk or jog, will you be joining them?

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Not sure what a (not)parkrun is all about, you can find everything you need to know here: https://support.parkrun.com/…/360009843618--not-parkrun-FAQs . Hopefully see you on the (not)parkrun results page soon!

 

 

Big parkrun Quiz – Your new favourite way to spend a Saturday morning!

 

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With the understandable disappointment of no parkrun for the foreseable future, the next thought can quickly turn to what to do at 9am on Saturday.  Whatever you decide it's really important that parkrunners don't gather in large groups for unofficial parkruns, which includes not going to Shorne (even solo) at 9am on Saturday - please do act responsibly, remember even if parkrun isn't officially on, your actions could negatively reflect on parkrun if groups are out where you'd normally expect to see parkrunners.

The good news is parkrun have orgnaised the Big parkrun Quiz for 9am tomorrow (see below) so if you're not tempted by running laps of your garden at 9am (I've estimated 160+ laps of my garden for a 5k) then please think about joining, and you don't have to wait until you've finished to enjoy your coffee & cake!

Are you ready for your favourite NEW Saturday morning activity?

Introducing... The Great BIG parkrun Quiz!

We'll be live on our YouTube channel tomorrow at 9:00am

Put on your kit, grab a coffee & join us!

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Please stay safe, and best wishes to all

Jonathan

 

UK parkrun Events – Cancelled (currently for the remainder of March)

All parkrun events in the United Kingdom have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage we have cancelled events up to the end of March. Please follow our communications channels for ongoing updates. parkrun’s global position is published and will be updated here.

 

Shorne Woods parkrun – Midweek Update – 28th February 2020

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Forecast

So it's almost the weekend, which can only mean one thing...and unfortunatley I'm talking about the rubbish weather!  As things stand we're all good to go for the morning, however with strong winds forecast we will be keeping an that the it doesn't worsen, so please keep an eye on here or via our social media channels (facebooktwitter and Instagram).

In other weather news, there's a 3% chance we'll be staying dry tomorrow morning!

Volunteers

The roster is looking fairly health, however we do have a few gaps, including a couple of marshals, a funnel manager and photographer.  If you are able to help out on Saturday, or any upcoming parkrundays, please drop us an email (shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com) or come and find someone in hi-viz on Saturday.  You can find the roster for the next few weeks here

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So if you are a first timer here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Firstly if you haven't registered yet, you can do so here, or if you've lost your barcode you can find details of how to retrieve is here
  • Whether you're new to parkrun / or it's your first time at Shorne Woods parkrun, firslty welcome, and secondly we have a new runners briefing at 8.55am.
  • Under 11's must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times.
  • Dogs are allowed, but only one per runner, and they need to be kept on a short lead.
  • DFYB! (don't forget your barcode!) no barcode, no result
  • We can't scan barcodes on a mobile phone, and the above rule of 'no barcode, no result' also applies here
  • Please give consideration to other runners & park users.
  • Only once through the finish funnel, go all the way through to the end, stay in order & don't forget to pick up a finish token.
  • When you're ready don't forget to have your barcodes scanned, and if for any reason you don't want to be scanned please return the position token (we reuse them each week)
  • There are containers up by the finish area for you to leave any spare clothes, and you run past these about 100 metres from the start if you don't want to drop them off before you've started.
  • Oh, and one more thing......enjoy!

If you have any questions not answered above, feel free to drop us an email (shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com) or look out for someone in hi-viz on Saturday morning.

parkrun Podcasts:

If the week between parkrun seems to take forever to pass, as you long for your next hit of parkrunfun (or even if it flies by!) there are a couple of parkrun podcasts available for you to enjoy, with the official parkrun podcast free weekly timed, along with the independent with me now, which for those who listened to the previous parkrun Show, is also brought to you by Nicola & Danny.

Look forward to hopefully seeing you on parkrunday,

Jonathan

Links

Shorne Woods parkrun is on facebooktwitter, Instagram and flickr

Other links, parkrun UK facebook pageparkrun showUK websiterunner supportlocal running linkslocal running events

 

15th February 2020 – We’re on!

Morning,

The good news is with the worst of the wind not due until later this morning, we're all good to go!

Look forward to seeing you shortly.

 

 

Shorne Woods parkrun – Midweek Update – 13th February 2020

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Forecast

As you will have seen from the news and weather Storm Dennis is on it's way this weekend. As it stands the 40mph strong winds are not expected to arrive until 11am on Saturday morning, so Saturday's event is expected to go ahead, however we will be monitoring the situation and should things change we will advise you on here or via our social media channels (facebooktwitter and Instagram)

Volunteers

The roster is looking fairly health, however we do have a few gaps, including funnel manager, photographer and run report writer.  If you are able to help out on Saturday, or any upcoming parkrundays, please drop us an email (shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com) or come and find someone in hi-viz on Saturday.  You can find the roster for the next few weeks here

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So if you are a first timer here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Firstly if you haven't registered yet, you can do so here, or if you've lost your barcode you can find details of how to retrieve is here
  • Whether you're new to parkrun / or it's your first time at Shorne Woods parkrun, firslty welcome, and secondly we have a new runners briefing at 8.55am.
  • Under 11's must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times.
  • Dogs are allowed, but only one per runner, and they need to be kept on a short lead.
  • DFYB! (don't forget your barcode!) no barcode, no result
  • We can't scan barcodes on a mobile phone, and the above rule of 'no barcode, no result' also applies here
  • Please give consideration to other runners & park users.
  • Only once through the finish funnel, go all the way through to the end, stay in order & don't forget to pick up a finish token.
  • When you're ready don't forget to have your barcodes scanned, and if for any reason you don't want to be scanned please return the position token (we reuse them each week)
  • There are containers up by the finish area for you to leave any spare clothes, and you run past these about 100 metres from the start if you don't want to drop them off before you've started.
  • Oh, and one more thing......enjoy!

If you have any questions not answered above, feel free to drop us an email (shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com) or look out for someone in hi-viz on Saturday morning.

parkrun Podcasts:

If the week between parkrun seems to take forever to pass, as you long for your next hit of parkrunfun (or even if it flies by!) there are a couple of parkrun podcasts available for you to enjoy, with the official parkrun podcast free weekly timed, along with the independent with me now, which for those who listened to the previous parkrun Show, is also brought to you by Nicola & Danny.

Look forward to hopefully seeing you on parkrunday,

Jonathan

Links

Shorne Woods parkrun is on facebooktwitter, Instagram and flickr

Other links, parkrun UK facebook pageparkrun showUK websiterunner supportlocal running linkslocal running events

 

New Year’s Day Event – What do you need to know…

New Year's Day parkrun

Whether this is your first time at Shorne, or you've run here loads of times before below are a few things you should all be aware of for the New Year's Day event:

- The event starts at 10.30am

- Based on recent events the turn out is likely to be more than double what we usually have on a Saturday

- Given this, please come with the expectation of a social run rather than aiming for a PB, as the course is likely to be congested for most of the 3 & a bit laps.

- Given the start time, and the fact it's New Year's Day there is also a potential for more visitors in the park - as ever please be considerate to all park users.

- The car park is also going to be very busy, so where possible please car share, cycle, run or walk to Shorne.

- If you are driving up the car park please make sure you pay for parking before you leave (it's managed via ANPR cameras so you don't have to pay when you arrive, just make sure you do pay before you leave)

- The finish area is also going to be much busier than normal, and while we have plenty of volunteers to help this work as efficiently as possible, please be mindful that while you may have finished there could still be parkrunners who are on the course, with more than a lap to go.

- You may notice some runners with numbers on, don't be alarmed this isn't a new requirement, the good people at SVN (Saxons, Vikings & Normans) are putting on an event that also incoporates the Cycolpark parkrun, a run up the A2, the Shorne Woods parkrun, before running back down the A2, and then potentially doing some more miles on top!

 

And if you're thinking of joining us, and it is your first time, here are a few other things to be aware of:

  • Firstly if you haven't registered yet, you can do so here, or if you've lost your barcode you can find details of how to retrieve is here
  • Whether you're new to parkrun / or it's your first time at Shorne Woods parkrun, firslty welcome, and secondly we have a new runners briefing at 10.25am.
  • Under 11's must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times.
  • Dogs are allowed, but only one per runner, and they need to be kept on a short lead.
  • No scooters, balance bikes or bikes.
  • DFYB! (don't forget your barcode!) no barcode, no result
  • We can't scan barcodes on a mobile phone, and the above rule of 'no barcode, no result' also applies here
  • Please give consideration to other runners & park users.
  • Only once through the finish funnel, go all the way through to the end, stay in order & don't forget to pick up a finish token.
  • When you're ready don't forget to have your barcodes scanned, and if for any reason you don't want to be scanned please return the position token (we reuse them each week)
  • There are containers up by the finish area for you to leave any spare clothes, and you run past these about 80 metres from the start if you don't want to drop them off before you've started.
  • Oh, and one more thing......enjoy!

If you have any questions not answered above, feel free to drop us an email (shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com) or look out for someone in hi-viz on NYD morning.

Look forward to hopefully seeing you for the first parkrun at Shorne in 2020!

Jonathan

Links

Shorne Woods parkrun is on facebooktwitter, Instagram and flickr

Other links, parkrun UK facebook pageparkrun showUK websiterunner supportlocal running linkslocal running events

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