The Leas parkrun, Minster is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

#24 – Smiley volunteers!

No shortage of participants and volunteer's at parkrun on the 14th March. 95 participants came together in high spirits to encourage and support each other to complete the course.

We always receive such lovely feedback on how supportive our volunteers are, in all weathers they keep smiling, keep turning up week after week and keep cheering everyone on. We really do have a great team.

We had visitors from as far as Yorkshire and 11 first timers.

A total of 31 PBs achieved, a big well done.

Dennis and Brian, our over 80s did amazing as always and really put me to shame, as my achievement every week is getting out of bed. We also had a couple of our four legged friends taking part, a big well done to them.

As I was unable to print out the volunteer list another member of the core team, who I wont name, kindly offered to print it out for me. She did print it out but picked up the wrong sheet on her way out of the house. I now know how to make pitta bread.

Wendy
Run Director

 

#23 – International Women’s Day

parkrun research shows that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating!

#23 was all about encouraging them to get involved; walking, jogging, running or volunteering - which definitely seemed to give a boost to our numbers!

140 people took part, with over 50% being female! Our pre-run brief also saw an influx of new runners to The Leas - including tourists all the way from Medway! Thanks for joining us Medway Fit! Many of our first timers also took a This Girl Can top (provided by Kent Sport) to run in!

We also had lots of selfies in the #IWDparkrun #thisgirlcan selfie frame! Pictures can be found on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TheLeasparkrunMinster/

#23 was a lot of fun - we hope to see all our new faces in the following weeks.

Gabs
Run Director

 

#22

The Leas Park Run Number 22 was the wettest one to date. Despite the rain we had a good turn out of 18!volunteers and 69 runners. Duncan Anderson was celebrating a Milestone of a total of 100! parks runs he was dressed as a centurion and also shared cake with everyone to celebrate his achievement. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with you and cake was amazing.

9FC4AA4-9AA0-89060FB2EA18 thank you to everyone that attended

 

#21 – Tourists all the way from Canada!

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This week saw a parkrun tourist from Canada join us – surely the furthest traveller we’ve had here at the Leas – along with other most welcome tourists from Manchester and Croydon!

Along with these visitors, we welcomed almost one hundred runners, including 22 first timers, for another chilly, but dry event with almost half of participants getting PBs!! Well done!

Just a reminder that we want our event to be the most positive, inclusive and welcoming it can be and we want to run and walk with the support of our local community.

As we always say in our pre-event briefing, we do not have exclusive rights along the leas during our event, so please be mindful and courteous when encountering other beach goers along the route, perhaps even say ‘good morning’ if you race pace allows!

We share our beautiful beach with all who use the space and we think there is room enough for everyone to enjoy it on a Saturday morning.

See you next week!

Helen

 

International Women’s Day parkrun

Research shows us that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world. 

Join us on Saturday 7th March to celebrate #IWD

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