What’s the attraction?

We are now on Event number 9 and our numbers are regularly around the healthy 100-150 mark. So what's the attraction?

Is it the nice squelchy mud, the all off road course, the now infamous Curly Wurly or even the breakfast in the Pavilion?

Whatever it is, we are regularly attracting more visitors than regulars at this stage whilst we grow and develop. I love the fact that visitors are coming from all over the country. This week we had visitors from Croydon, Reading, Yeovil, Chippenham and even the hallowed Bushy.

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This week there were 141 of you plus 15 volunteers, 79 of you were first timers to Somerdale and 18 of those first timers to parkrun totally - we hope you enjoyed yourselves 24 of you managed a new pb and there were 6 unknowns.

Please remember that there is a very strict no barcode-no time rule so please remember to bring it every week. Also if you really don't have it - remember to hand your tokens back at the end, we appear to be missing tokens 103 and 107, if you have these please contact us to arrange their return.

Just a reminder as people have asked - we have a large tarpaulin to keep belongings on  - this was well used this week.

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Finally a note on parking charges from the 5th January where the machines were frozen

We understand that the ticket machine was frozen on 5 January and as a result a number of people have received fines through the post. If you have received a fine then please contact Mark at the Somerdale Pavilion (0117 986 5787) with your car registration and he will speak to SmartParking to arrange for the fine to be waived.

If you plan to parkrun with us more than three or four times a year we recommend joining the Somerdale Pavilion social club. Membership costs c£25 and includes free parking for the whole year, meaning you won't need to queue up for the machine each time! You also get discounts in the cafe.

Until next week

Lynsey

Run Director

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Somerdale Pavilion parkrun
Event number 9
12th January 2019

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 79 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

John PEAKE • Matthew BRACE • Lynette PORTER • Hugh BURCHARD • Ian CONWAY • John VRUBLEVSKIS • Craig BROWN • Jo HARRIS • Joan GIBSON • Lynsey MILES • Jane BEETON • Donna WILLIAMS • Stuart WILLIAMS • Bre CAREN • Fiona BURCHARD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Somerdale Pavilion parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Fiona BLACKMORE who recorded a time of 20:33 on 24th November 2018 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Max DAVIS who recorded a time of 17:12 on 1st December 2018 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare JOLLIFFE who recorded 80.36% (21:23) on 12th January 2019 (event number 9).

Somerdale Pavilion parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 760 participants have completed 1,080 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,400 km, including 129 new Personal Bests. A total of 87 individuals have volunteered 165 times.