We will be holding our "First Timers Initiative" at parkrun this Saturday 1st December.
On Saturday we will be welcoming all new "first timers" along to our parkrun at Craigtoun Park, St Andrews. If you know someone who has always wanted to come along but were not sure about it then this Saturday is the day for them. You can either run, walk, skip, volunteer or just come along and see what all the fuss is about and what 200+ local folks do with their Saturday mornings
All first timers will be met at the front entrance of Craigtoun at 9.15am where they will be welcomed and given a very brief chat about parkrun, how it started, how it works, social and health benefits etc.
All you need to do is register and bring your barcode along.
Following the meet and greet at the entrance to the park we will keep all the first timers together, introduce you to the tail walkers and then take our place at the start area where the other parkrunners will be assembled.
It will be the most EPIC thing you do this weekend
Yaaaassssss - Xmas day parkrun anyone??
We've declared ourselves a "yes" for xmas day parkrun again - EPICNESS awaits!!!!
Will be the usual reverse run, picnic hut finish with plenty of goodies and secret santa - again unfortunately no hot rolls this year (xmas day run is just too popular and was a nightmare to cater for 200 filled hot rolls) there will be teas, coffee's, juice mince pies etc
More news to come closer to the time - only 12 more parkruns until the big day - just cannae wait
*****ST ANDREWS PARKRUN 6TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS*****
We will be Celebrating our 6th Birthday on SATURDAY 5th MAY - we've delayed a wee bit this year as our 300th celebrations was only a few weeks ago.
It will be a wee bit low key this year as there will be no trophies to hand out since the abolition of the Points Table - as far as we're concerned you are all worthy of a trophy anyway. We will have our celebration in the café following the run where no doubt I'll be making a small thank you speech. As it's in the café we won't need the usual fizzy pop, sandwiches, biscuits etc as it would likely upset the café manager. Birthday Cake on the other hand is fair game and if you spare the time and effort to bake a parkrun 6th birthday cake that would be superb. We will need more than one cake so consider this a parkrun bake off and I will be the poor man's Paul Hollywood! Look forward to seeing you all there to help us celebrate another year of EPICNESS
***** ST ANDREWS PARKRUN 300TH RUN CELEBRATIONS*****
We will be Celebrating our 300th run this SATURDAY 14th April - this will also be a club takeover day by STAART. It hardly seems like yesterday when we were regularly getting under 100 runners to compete - how we've grown to attracting over 200 runners regularly each week and 0ver 300 on a few occasions. Hopefully as many as possible can come to parkrun to help us celebrate - we would also be delighted if you could bring along some cakes, sandwiches etc to help us out. Look forward to seeing everyone there and lets once again smash through the 300 attendance barrier for our 300th !
Unfortunately we have had to cancel tomorrow's (20th January) parkrun due to the weather conditions. The paths are covered with either ice or hard packed snow making running far too dangerous.
Apologies - see you all next week