Dates for the diary

Saturday April 26th Run Your PB Day

We're challenging all parkrunners to come to Upton Court to smash their pb, whether it's 16 minutes or 60.

We think the course is in the kind of condition where people can get rewards for maximum effort. So let's bring them all down to Upton Court parkrun.

Show your support for Upton Court parkrun by helping us increase our attendance numbers on the day. Put the word out amongst your friends, family and colleagues. Let's try and get back up towards our inaugural attendance figure.

You can also offer to volunteer as a pacer. We're on the lookout for people to offer to pace a range of time between 20 and 30 minutes (or more!). So, if in your training you have shown yourself able to run a consistent pace one or two minutes per mile slower than your parkrun pace, we'd love for you to help out (and you'd get volunteer points).

Any parkrun pbs will get recognised in the run report as usual and we'll try to find some tangible way of immortalising your efforts (details will follow once we've thought of them) although this means you will need to hang around for a few minutes while we process the results!

Saturday May 11th

FA Cup Final Day means different things to different people. To us, it's an excuse for you to get out some old sports kit to run in. Whether you're a fan of London Irish, Harlequins, Slough Town, Reading, Arsenal or Man Utd, or a Slough Hockey Club player (or hopefully Slough Rugby Club), a member of a running club or a school team, come along and run in your kit.

Once and for all we will be able to settle the age old debates:

Which is the better team,  Arsenal or Man Utd? Slough Town or Slough RFC?

Which is the second best sport (after running)? Football, rugby or hockey?

Come and run and then argue over the referee's decisions in the clubhouse afterwards.

Sunday May 19th Slough RFC Family Fun Day

For reasons that escape me now, I have suggested that we put together a tag rugby team for Slough RFC's family fun day. It's tag rugby folks so it is technically a non-contact sport. As we can run a bit we should be able to do quite well (or at least head for the bar quickly after a humiliating defeat). Teams can be made up of men and women and no prior knowledge of rugby is required. We have two players so far but need at least another three.

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See you soonAndrew