re 4th December – No refreshments/M4 partially closed

Please note that there will be no Joanne and hence no refreshments available this Saturday, 4th December. The toilets WILL be open.

Also, be aware that the M4 motorway will be closed in both directions between J6 (Slough-Windsor) and J8/9 (Maidenhead) from 8pm on Friday evening to 6am on Monday morning. This may affect you if you are coming from the West.

 

UCp arrangements over Christmas and New Year

Hi Everyone

Christmas Day and New Year's Day are both on a Saturday this year. We will not be providing a parkrun on Christmas Day, but we will be running on New Year's Day.

Please note that on New Year's Day we will be starting at the usual 9am parkrun start time.  You are no longer able to do more than one event on the same day.  So NYD parkrun doubles are no longer possible.

 

No Clubhouse facilities apart from the toilets this Saturday 13th November

Unfortunately we will not have access to the main rooms of the rugby clubhouse this Saturday 13th November. There will be no refreshments or anywhere to store belongings indoors.

There WILL be access to the toilets ONLY.

 

IMPORTANT – Alternative start point this week

As the Rugby Club is not available this Saturday (14th August) we will instead be starting our parkrun near the main Upton Court Park gates.

The start line will be on the concrete path, near the main gates on Upton Court Road, next to the small play area. The main car park is about 10 metres away.

There will be no toilets or refreshments available.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER if you are attending UCp tomorrow.

Reminder if you are coming to Upton Court parkrun tomorrow.

parkrun is still following the Covid-19 Framework, and we ask you to read the 2 posters below and follow the steps. Covid-19 has not gone away!

Of course you are all eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event. If you are able to volunteer over the next few weeks, please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

 

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RUGBY CLUB. Please use the large free car park on Upton Court Road next to the main park gates. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get across the park to the start line in time for the run briefings.

DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE! A printed barcode is the only thing you really need to remember to bring with you on parkrunday. Without it, you can still run, but you will NOT get a result.

And finally, if you or anyone else in your household is not feeling well, DO NOT come to parkrun. STAY AT HOME!

We want everyone to be safe and to feel safe whilst attending.

 

IMPORTANT! Please read BEFORE coming to parkrun this Saturday.

Upton Court parkrun will be restarting this Saturday, 24th July.

parkrun is still following the Covid-19 Framework, and we ask you to read the 2 posters below and follow the steps. Covid-19 has not gone away!

Of course you will all be eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event. At the moment, we are still a few volunteers short.

If you are able to volunteer please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

 

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RUGBY CLUB. Please use the large free car park on Upton Court Road next to the main park gates. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get across the park to the start line in time for the run briefings.

DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE! A printed barcode is the only thing you really need to remember to bring with you on parkrunday. Without it, you can still run, but you will NOT get a result.

And finally, if you or anyone else in your household is not feeling well, DO NOT come to parkrun. STAY AT HOME!

We want everyone to be safe and to feel safe whilst attending.

 

We will be back on 24th July!

After many months with no parkrun, Upton Court parkrun will be restarting on Saturday 24th July and the Core Team  are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Of course you will all be eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event.

If you are able to volunteer please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

You can see what roles are currently avaialble on our roster page here future roster | Upton Court parkrun

Please note:

- Instead of using the old stopwatches and barcode scanners, we will be moving to using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App for both timing and scanning. This app is used in several countries (and many UK parkruns) already and is very easy to use. Maybe now is a good time to download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store onto your smartphone and have a look and play. The following links to short YouTube videos show simply how scanning and timing is done using the app.

parkrun Virtual Volunteer App - Scanning - YouTube

parkrun Virtual Volunteer, - Timing - YouTube

If you would like a more detailed look at how the app works, this longer video is very useful.  How to use the parkrun virtual volunteer app - v2.0 (QR code addition) - YouTube

 

So, think about when you might be able to volunteer, send us an email and download the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Core Team

 

 

parkrun will hopefully be back on 26th June

Subject to the Government Covid Roadmap allowing it, it is hoped that parkrun will restart on Saturday 26th June - 1 month from today!

The core team at Upton Court have been preparing for the return, and are looking forward to welcoming you back.

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Here are a few things to know in the meantime:

- As a new cycle path has been created at the top of the park, and some new extra wildflower beds dug and planted, we have had to alter our course slightly up the slope and in the North East corner of the park. The new course map and details can be seen on our webpage.  course | Upton Court parkrun

- We have received new branded hi-viz vests for the volunteers.

- We have been donated a portable defibrillator by Heathrow Airport.

- Joanne will be returning to make us teas, coffees and snacks.

- Instead of using the old stopwatches and barcode scanners, we will be moving to using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App for both timing and scanning. This app is used in several countries (and many UK parkruns) already and is easy to use. Maybe now is a good time to download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store onto your smartphone and have a look and play. The following links to short YouTube videos show simply how scanning and timing is done using the app.

parkrun Virtual Volunteer App - Scanning - YouTube

parkrun Virtual Volunteer, - Timing - YouTube

If you would like a more detailed look at how the app works, this longer video is very useful.  How to use the parkrun virtual volunteer app - v2.0 (QR code addition) - YouTube

 

We know that you will all be raring to go on 26th June, but we will need volunteers to make it happen. Don't contact us yet, we will send out a call for volunteers once parkrun HQ have decided that we will be definitely returning. The expected decision date is around 11th June.

For now, think about when you might be able to volunteer, and download the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App.

 

The Core Team

 

 

We are 7 on Saturday, and we will run the course in the reverse direction

We have our 7th anniversary event this Saturday the 23rd November. As in the past few years, we will be running the course in the reverse direction. The permanent km markers in the park will be counting down from 5km, instead of up. Remember to keep all the cones to your right!

Since we will be starting in the Rugby Club car park, it is imperative that you park in the large car park on Upton Court Road, next to Long Close School. Satnav SL3 7LX. [This is actually the car park we would like you to use each week anyway, as the Rugby Club car park is very limited,]

Please arrive early: 1) so that you have time to walk/jog across the park from the car park and 2) because we will be presenting a few awards before the run.

Hope to see you there.

 

UCp over Christmas and New Year

We thought we'd let you know what is happening at UCp over the Christmas and New Year period. As you know, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are the only non-Saturdays when extra events can take place. And New Year's Day is the only day when you can run 2 parkruns on the same day and have both results count.

We will not have a run on Christmas Day.

On New Year's Day, we will start at 10:30am. Black Park will start at 9am. So the local double is possible, along with a run or 2 between the venues if you want.

Maidenhead is starting at 9am on Christmas Day, and at 8:30am on New Year's day. Other events can be found on the parkrun Christmas 2018 Compendium, which can be found at this web address: parkrun 2018 Christmas Compendium

We will be having our normal Saturday runs each Saturday as well.

 

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