parkrun rewind #1 – 19 April 2014

With no sign as to when we may be able to get together for a parkrun at the arboretum any time soon, I thought I'd delve into the archives to try and cheer people up. So, here are some memories from the third Saturday in April 2014.

The course being used at that time started at the park gates by the bowling pavilion and the play park. The first half of the lap was broadly the same, but it hugged the path around the lake rather than going up to the clock tower. Due to works being carried out on centre green, after going between the lakes, runners turned right so for a brief period, there was a two way section. Then a quick right-left-right to head up Beacon Way path (so the tennis courts were on your right) before coming down the hill behind the bowling pavilion..

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On 19 April 2014:

    • 191 people run, jogged and walked.
    • of which 12 were new parkrunners to the arboretum.
    • and 48 set a new PB.
    • 31 clubs were represented

 

 

 


Volunteers

    • Your Run Director was: Ayaaz TARAJIA.
    • Your Timekeeper(s) were: Allan HODSON, Kate WILLIAMS.
    • Your Barcode Scanners were: Ania GRUSZCZYNSKA, Matt PHILLIPS.
    • Your Marshals were: Tracey BARTLAM, Bunny KYD, Chris THOMPSON, Steve THOMPSON, Ewan THORNTON.
    • Your Funnel Manager(s) were: Steve LAW.
    • Your Token Issuer(s) were: Margaret ALLEN.
    • Your Tail Walker(s) were: John QUINN.

The photographs were taken by Ronald REYNOLDS and can be found here.


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Even though parkrun is paused - the podcasts are still continuing:

      • With Me Now

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Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 -here

      • Free Weekly Timed

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The parkrunners running, jogging and walking at Walsall for the first time this week were:

Runner Time Runner Time
Keith BATE 20:50 John HAYWARD 30:14
Mark JESSON 21:14 Julie WEBSTER 33:09
Matthew COOK 21:31 Mark WEBSTER 33:10
George COOK 21:41 Colin MEARS 34:35
Libby DUNNE 21:58 Julia SAWYER 36:18
Matthew CHIDLOW 24:55 Rubylin MCINTOSH-SAULT 44:19

 
The parkrunners who set a new Personal Best time around the arboretum course were:

Runner Time Runner Time
Aimee HOPCROFT 17:43 Sue BAKER 26:17
Christopher COLLIS 18:31 Kate FACEY 26:24
Luke WIEDEMAN 19:31 Evan YOUNG 26:24
Michael SMITH 19:33 Emma THOMPSON 26:27
Stewart UNDERHILL 19:33 Jack COLGRAVE 26:43
Conall GREEN 19:43 Alan PEARCE 26:44
Geoff FARMER 19:52 Robert WINNALL 26:45
Nathan BAILEY 20:34 Jennifer BURNS 26:48
Clive LAMB 20:35 Hayley COLGRAVE 26:50
Nat LEWIS 20:51 Trevel JAMES 26:51
James POOLE 21:47 Isaac THORNTON 27:17
Mike POLAND 22:23 Joanna POULTON 27:30
Phil SAWYER 22:39 Andrew CORNS 27:43
Robert ALLEN 22:41 Neil COOKSEY 27:45
Jason HOLT 22:41 Terence Anthony HASTINGS 28:35
David PAGE 23:10 Martyn COLLIER 29:32
Simon GRUMETT 23:15 Emma WINNALL 30:03
Richard HAINES 23:53 Helen OWEN 30:08
Natalie BOSWELL 24:29 Sophie GOUGH 30:33
Phillip TURRELL 24:53 Sarah-Anne FITZSIMMONS 30:49
Sam JOHNSON 25:04 Wendy HERRIOTT 31:18
Richard GIBBS 25:58 Razia BIBI 33:09
Kate DELL 26:02 Alice SAULT 33:23
Rajinder NARANG 26:07 Dipika DOOKHY 35:18
 

International Women’s Day – Event 420 – 7 March 2020

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498 runners 40 clubs represented
20 New parkrunners 96 Set a new PB
28 First Timer Tourists 44 Unknown

 


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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Sarah Jane TUCKER Linda CUNDLIFFE
Andrew EVANS Robin DUNN Steve COLE
Gwyn DAVIES Annette COWLEY Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Sue REID Stuart RAWLINGS
Anne TAYLOR Helen JESSOP Steve MILLINGTON
Wayne BOOTH Izaak GILBERT Alison WALTERS
Angela POWELL Millie ANDERSON Jenson DEAN
Ben TAYLOR Joanne DEAN Ben STANLEY
Ellie DARBY

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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
John SIMCOX 8 20:34
Shellaine BARBER 50 27:47
Steve MILLINGTON 49 28:34
Erin KIRK 39 27:42

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Darren FOREMAN 78 21:25

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 462
Harshad PATEL Shabbarunners 385
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 336

 

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 453
Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE Cobra RC 334
Linda CUNDLIFFE Walsall Arboretum Runners 313

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Ten-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Daniel PARSONAGE 10 39:12

Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Jim SPENCE 44 25:17

On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
09/03/19 Jack GREENWOOD Becki TIMMINGS 580 40
10/03/18 Barry LLOYD Carli BALDWIN 467 39
11/03/17 Kevin LOUNDES Louise BOOKER 538 36
05/03/16 Aaron BROWN Isher MANDER 318 25
07/03/15 Philip HINCH Gemma SIDAWAY 258 18
08/03/14 Martin WILLIAMS Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 206 13
09/03/13 Martin WILLIAMS Sue DAVIES 152 17

 


Statistics:

13,164 different runners 21,354 PBs recorded
122,224 runs completed 611,120km of distance covered
1,202 individual volunteers 10,163 volunteer roles completed

 

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019

The following events joined the parkrun family this week:

In the UK Internationally
Faskally Forest Amsterdamse Bos, Netherlands
Bolberry Down Outlook and District Regional, Canada
Trelai Park Kagerzoom, Netherlands
  Lahnwiesen, Germany
  Victoria, Canada

 
The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Centre Vale (1) Python, South Africa (1)
South Woodham Ferrers (2) Phoenix Park, South Africa (1)
Witney (2) Portumna, Ireland (2)
Hogmoor Inclosure (2) Farfalle, Italy (2)
Haverhill (2) Standerton, South Africa (2)
Vogrie (3) Midstream, South Africa (3)
Elgin (4) Vandeleur, Ireland (4)
Halifax (5) Dungloe, Ireland (4)
Brandon Country Park (7) Wexford Racecourse, Ireland (5)
Hackworth (7) Castlebar, Ireland (6)
Newent (7) Albury Wodonga, Australia (6)
Guildford (8) Marlay, Ireland (7)
Walsall Arboretum (8) Parramatta, Australia (7)
Lydiard (10) Vejen, Denmark (9)
Greenwich (10)  

 


If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Any photos used in this post have been taken by Julian Roderick unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival. The full photo album for this event can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/c2q2wWoEyLKuToPb8

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 7 March 2020

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Michelle KATTENHORN 27:25 Helen WILLETTS 36:33
Sam HUNT 30:07 Bev LALSHETA 36:56
Beau BEAGEN 31:16 Aarti LALSHETA 37:02
Andrew TEVENDALE 32:34 Hayden HOBLEY 38:08
Aidan TEVENDALE 32:40 Debbie PITT 40:30
Megan HAMPSHIRE 32:49 Jessica BILLINGHAM 40:39
Sophie HAMPSHIRE 32:54 Daniel MALL 45:42
Roxane POINSOT 32:57 Linda WATSON 47:29
Grace KAY 34:58 Pamela WALTERS 01:03:08
Cynthia MCLEOD 36:20 Mike WALTERS 01:03:10

 

Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Iain ELLIS 19:32 129  Glyn HODGKISS 27:46 36 
Dean RICHARDS 20:26 122  Tim HAMPSHIRE 28:17
Rory HANCOCK 22:43 146  Vasileios LYKOUDIS 29:00
Mark NUGENT 22:58 212  Martin BARNES 29:15 11 
Thomas MORRIS 24:26 Mike J NOLAN 29:53 193 
Steven RICHARDS 24:41 87  Angie BOTTO 34:17 22 
Benjamin GODBER 24:54 44  Alison BIBB 34:40 53 
Kevin BOTTO 25:00 87  Sam JONES 35:02
Andrew BRETT 25:42 113  Jemma JACKSON 35:34
Andrew GODBER 27:04 54  Hilary GOORNEY 35:41 67 
Richard GREEN 27:11 189  Emma HADLINGTON 37:32
Stephen DICKENS 27:31 327  Lauren WILCOX 37:58
Adam RICHARDS 27:33 36  Claire SMITH 40:58
Yvonne RICHARDS 27:35 148  Emma MILLWARD 41:41

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Cole GIBBENS 17:10 Zakaria BOBAT 28:27
Kelly BUTLER 17:23 David ALLEN 28:40
Matt BIGGS 17:27 James FRYER 28:55
Tomos REES 18:09 Scott LITTLETON 29:01
Adam BENJAMIN 19:21 Dean DOYLE 29:09
Alan HARRIS 19:26 Tehan YEH 29:17
Nigel COLGRAVE 19:49 Michael WISEMAN 29:22
Annette BELCHER 20:04 Alan PEARCE 29:42
Carl BULLINGHAM 20:19 Rebecca ROWLEY 29:48
Richard GUNN 20:45 Rebecca STONE 29:52
Vickie GUTHRIE 20:46 Gemma GOODE 30:00
Lewis BEARDMORE 20:50 Liz HOUGHTON 30:12
Philip MURPHY 21:04 Emma LONGMORE 30:25
Andrew GIBBENS 21:08 Jamie HAYWARD 30:57
Carl NICHOLLS 21:33 Carl SARGENT 31:04
Sean WHITE 21:54 Julie CALLOW 31:20
Jayesh PATEL 21:57 Lynn VASS 31:25
Mark LAWTON 22:00 Attila SZUCS 31:32
Steve PHILLIPS 22:16 Susan LLOYD 32:21
Simon GREEN 23:00 John COONEY 32:49
Annie KIBBLE 23:04 Mark BOWEN 33:01
Adam ROSS 23:32 Bash LALLI 33:15
Mitchell TOMLINSON 23:37 Tracy GROGAN 33:49
Claire MACDIARMID 23:40 Tobie ROWE 33:57
Earl PIGGOTT-SMITH 23:41 Samantha HALE 34:02
Liz CHAMBERS 23:41 Kerry WHITE 34:10
Richard WRIGHT 23:51 Catherine GORMAN 34:14
Spencer MACDIARMID 24:14 Daljit GILL 34:23
Tony BRITTAIN 24:24 Gareth LLOYD 34:40
James GREEN 24:35 Sue GILKES 34:53
Kevin OBRIEN 24:57 Gurdev DHESI 35:08
Billy BRAY 25:23 Thomas RICHARDS 35:34
George LITTLER 25:32 Taran PATEL 35:47
Ajeet SUMAL 25:43 John Peter WALTERS 36:37
Lee SOMERS 25:46 Suzanne POWELL 36:44
Adrian HOUGHTON 26:05 Jennifer TOMKINSON 37:06
Mark COTTAM 26:21 Seth FOOTMAN 38:10
Oswell DHLIWAYO 26:32 Ranvir KANG 38:35
Tina FLETCHER 26:36 David SINCLAIR 38:50
Molly COPE 26:40 Eve GREEN 39:01
Niamh O'DONNELL 26:41 Erin CENEY 39:01
David ROWE 27:19 Daniel PARSONAGE 39:12
Heath NICHOLLS 27:31 Patrizia PARSONAGE 39:42
Chris DAVIS 27:40 Edwina RADFORD 39:44
Chris WHITEHOUSE 27:42 Rebecca HAMILTON 39:57
Steve SCRIVENS 27:44 Hillary W-MINTO 43:24
Paul SCRAGG 27:45 Carolyn SAINSBURY 44:27
       
 

A leap year parkrun! – 29 February 2020

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499 runners 44 clubs represented
14 New parkrunners 54 Set a new PB
25 First Timer Tourists 40 Unknown

 


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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Sarah Jane TUCKER Linda CUNDLIFFE
Andrew EVANS Robin DUNN Steve COLE
Gwyn DAVIES Annette COWLEY Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Sue REID Stuart RAWLINGS
Anne TAYLOR Helen JESSOP Steve MILLINGTON
Wayne BOOTH Izaak GILBERT Alison WALTERS
Angela POWELL Millie ANDERSON Jenson DEAN
Ben TAYLOR Joanne DEAN Ben STANLEY
Ellie DARBY

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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Peter VASS 45 21:56
Darren WHISTON 47 23:34
Glenn CLARKE 49 30:36

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Patricia BRAZIER 93 33:11
Tony DUTTON 84 20:32

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 461
Jason RICHARDS Telford AC 367
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 349

 

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 452
Joanna BAKER-ROGERS 358
Ruth CALDERBANK Stratford-upon-Avon AC 341

 


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Ten-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Alfie HADLEY 10 22:55
Jamie FORD 4 45:20

On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
02/03/19 Daniel ROBINSON Hayley CARRUTHERS 511 38
2018 No parkrun at Walsall
04/03/17 Steven CUNNINGHAM Lucie LYNK 429 26
27/02/16 Kevin LOUNDES Tam CALDER 306 31
28/02/15 Aaron BROWN Unknown (F) 208 19
01/03/14 Timon SCHEVEN Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 170 11
02/03/13 Michael MORLEY Suzy STREET-HALL 81 13

Statistics:

13,116 different runners 21,258 PBs recorded
121,726 runs completed 608,630km of distance covered
1,202 individual volunteers 10,163 volunteer roles completed

 

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019

 


The following events joined the parkrun family this week:

In the UK Internationally
Knockbracken Reservoir Karpendonkse Plas, Netherlands
Itchen Valley Country Hikarigaoka koen, Japan
Chalkwell Beach Dandenong, Australia
Crawfordsburn Country Goffert, Netherlands
Wickford Memorial Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Australia
Rezerwat StrzelnicaPoland
Peppertree, Australia
Kralingse Bos, Netherlands

The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Seaford Beach (1) Red Star, South Africa (1)
Lingwood (1) Narromine Wetlands, Australia (1)
Loch Neaton (1) Samara Park Gagarina, Russia (2)
Highwoods (1) Largs Bay, Australia (2)
Groe (1) Atholl, South Africa (2)
Mountbatten School (1) Claremorris, Ireland (3)
Rickmansworth (3) Calleya, Australia (3)
Sittingbourne (4) Cambridge NZ, New Zealand (3)
Cassiobury (5) White Rock, Australia (3)
Pomphrey Hill (6) Thousand Hills, South Africa (4)
Great Cornard (6) Panania, Australia (4)
Fountains Abbey (6) Studley, Australia (4)
Delamere (7) Kolomenskoe, Russia (6)
Wallace (7) Severnoe Tushino, Russia (6)
Worsley Woods (8)

 


If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Any photos used in this post have been taken by Julian Roderick unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival. The full photo album for this event can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/c2q2wWoEyLKuToPb8

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 29 February 2020

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Philip MURPHY 21:58 Samantha STACEY 30:43
Craig CHAMBERLAIN 27:13 Amrissa MALL 31:25
William HILL 27:32 Ali RICHARDS 32:17
Billy BRAY 27:36 Mark BOWEN 33:15
Scoty DOYLE 28:12 Debbie BENFIELD 36:59
Paul MCGUIGAN 28:42 Clayton HOBLEY 39:55
Dean DOYLE 29:53 Gemma GILL 46:55

Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Philip DOLDING 21:01 218 Ian ARTINGSTALL 31:05 245
Ben TAYLOR 23:10 Peter EVANS 31:13 64 
Paul ATHERTON 24:04 24 Sarah BARBER 31:45 62
Louis THOMPSON 24:30 13  Jensen GARLICK 33:41
David Graham LEWIS 24:44 207 Austyn GARLICK 33:48 5
Sam ARTINGSTALL 25:04 Amanda DOLDING 35:19 67 
Jennifer HENRY 25:15 2 Thomas RICHARDS 38:56 2
Harriet SAKER 26:31 195  Melanie ASHLEY 42:41
Mark BOFFEY 27:12 80 Steve DEVANEY 43:47 105
Ruth CALDERBANK 28:51 341  Tammy GILL 45:29
Ian REYNOLDS 30:52 55 Jacqueline POWELL 55:10 2
Joshua HIRD 30:53 Isabel POWELL 55:57
Matt HIRD 30:54 10      

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Liam HARROLD 16:30 Zakaria BOBAT 28:28
Ian HIGGINS 18:42 Martyn NICHOLLS 28:46
Daniel BURNS 20:51 Chris WHITEHOUSE 28:57
Richard MARVIN 20:59 William MULLEN-HUGHES 29:13
David LOVATT 21:05 James FRYER 29:17
Edward EVITT 21:19 David TAYLOR 29:18
Graham DIXON 21:22 Martin HARRIS 29:42
Sarah PALLETT 22:26 Rebecca STONE 30:18
Steve PHILLIPS 22:48 Steven BENT 30:21
Amelia HARRISON 23:17 Rebecca ROWLEY 30:24
Shigang YANG 23:31 Glenn CLARKE 30:36
Adam EDWARDS 23:57 Katie SPENCE 30:49
Sky MILETO 24:07 Gal KANG 32:21
Claire MACDIARMID 24:23 Susan LLOYD 32:42
Paul DAVIES 24:51 Sara CHAHAL 32:52
James GREEN 25:23 Matthew WELLS 33:06
Tracey MARVIN 25:37 Viraj PATEL 33:11
Lewis BURDEN 25:50 Neetu HARGUN 33:54
Robert BLADES 25:52 Victoria GOULDBY 34:19
Ian VENESS 25:54 Chris ROBERTS 34:33
Harry GILLIVER 26:29 Mary TOMKINS 34:45
Martha GRUMETT 26:33 David GOULDBY 34:50
Adrian HOUGHTON 26:53 Tracy GROGAN 35:26
David MACDIARMID 27:10 Gareth LLOYD 36:05
Sue REID 27:15 Bel MALL 38:00
Matt MOLE 27:29 Ranvir KANG 38:57
Chris DAVIS 28:18 Clare DONNELLAN 40:52
 

Wet windy Walsall Arboretum parkrun #418

Ok so it wasn’t ACTUALLY raining when the run started but the weather did change from forecast so the Woolley family arrived in wind and rain for our first visit to Walsall parkrun. (It was our plan B from last week and someone mentioned cake!)

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It was a bit of a shuffle to start with, with 555 runners but what a lovely course! We’re not generally keen on 3-Lappers but it’s an interesting route with lots of things to look at and friendly marshals along the way. A fairly simple flattish course with wildlife to spot and before we knew it we were lapped by the first lady Roanna (top on age grade too!) and we only had a lap to go.

Once through the well-organised finish funnel, we swiftly scanned and moved onto the cakes that were made in aid of children with cancer. Good luck in the marathon Lorraine!

First finisher today was Toby Oury in 16.37.

Congratulations to Eve Green who joined the 10 club today and Steven Cunningham and Barry Harrison who ran their 50th runs today. Pradeep Prabhu joined the 100 club too - and obviously encouraged his son to run for the first time with him!

Well done and welcome to the parkrun family the 24 first-timers who chose Walsall for their first ever parkrun. We hope you come back soon. An even bigger well done to the 18 who ran their 2nd parkrun - you’re obviously hooked!

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Finally a huge thank you to those lovely high-vis heroes who come out to make the event happen - come rain or shine. If you haven’t volunteered yet, please do - if you can clap and cheer you can volunteer! There are also plenty of roles you can do whilst still getting your parkrun fix in.

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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Jane MURRAY Simon HUDSON
Bunny KYD Chris TUCKER Terence William ALLSOPP
Greg ANDERSON Linda CUNDLIFFE Rob ANDREWS
Phil SAWYER Robin DUNN Steve COLE
John MURRAY Lisa WILSON Lee SMIRTHWAITE
Holly SMIRTHWAITE Chloe GRANT Annette COWLEY
Anne MASON Rebecca STEELE Helen READ
Julian RODERICK Peter TAYLOR Samantha PARKER
Sarah WILLIAMS Christopher ROBERTS Anne TAYLOR
Mikaela EBANKS Eliza WILLIAMS Daren APPLEBY
Heather THOMPSON Richard THOMPSON Izaak GILBERT
Colin WATSON Alison WALTERS Millie ANDERSON
David DOLMAN Jenson DEAN Joanne DEAN
Ben STANLEY Ellie DARBY

Thank you Walsall Arboretum parkrun, we’ll be back in the Summer!

The Woolleys

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 22 February 2019

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Adam QUINEY 17:11 William MULLEN-HUGHES 33:27
Dale QUINEY 19:02 John COONEY 33:39
Craig MORTIBOYS 23:53 Emmie COONEY 33:52
Eashan MALL 25:05 Helen REGAN 35:13
Brian QUINEY 25:49 Gaynor GILLIVER 35:17
Andrew WOODVINE 27:02 Bel MALL 38:12
Ruth WILKINSON 27:23 Harpal MALL 38:19
Simon JACKSON 27:58 Stephanie ROGERS 39:27
George LITTLER 28:08 Jason MALL 44:21
James KIRKE 30:26 Nakul PRABHU 44:31
Zakaria BOBAT 33:18 Orla CENEY 49:12
Matthew KIRKE 33:24 Erin CENEY 49:26

 
Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Marc STAIT 18:19 15  Emma GIBB 28:31 57 
Gary DAVIES 19:26 10  Lindsey WILLIAMS 28:33 47 
Andrew WHITEHOUSE 19:48 25  Andrew HAMLEY 28:33 42 
Wilson UWAGBOE 21:10 Maxine BARKER 29:02 18 
Ian WINWOOD 21:26 17  Daniel CURZEY 29:08
Peter TAYLOR 21:41 188  Wendy NOBLE 29:16 76 
Richard JONES 21:43 24  Holly TARR 30:17
Howard THOMPSON 21:48 49  Sarah-Jane EGGLETON 30:20 252 
Richard UWAGBOE 22:12 Jon DAVIS 30:27 103 
Derek SHARPLES 22:37 30  Mark PERRY 31:44
Mark JENNINGS 23:12 62  Marianne GILBERT 31:47
Ellis WOOLLEY 23:30 80  Ian JEVONS 31:55
Jonathan WOOLLEY 23:31 97  Russell DUTTON 32:02 94 
Shigang YANG 24:10 296  Christoph KIESELMANN 32:14
Mairi FARQUHARSON 24:57 58  Lisa AVERY 32:15 18 
Liam SIMNER 25:01 Abigail EGGLETON 33:05 234 
Paul MILES 25:33 91  Rachel FREEMAN 34:19
Ollie WOODVINE-RICHARDA 26:16 Steve WELLER 34:24 147 
Heidi WOOLLEY 26:21 34  Hilda FLEMING 34:37 74 
Jane WOOLLEY 26:21 65  Jayne JEVONS 35:12
Keatan BURDISH 26:23 Leah ROBINS 35:47 12 
Jonathan SPRUCE 26:25 173  Inese NIELSEN 42:20 35 
Ian VENESS 26:33 13  Bob MARSTON 43:18 14 
Yvonne COOPER 27:05 25  Sukhvinder KAUR 44:34
Malcolm BEDDALL 27:52 Bharti PATEL 50:00 13 
Michael NIELSEN 28:24 37  Richard THOMPSON 59:18 18 
Leanne FOGARTY 28:28 31  Heather THOMPSON 59:19 24 

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Oliver HARRADENCE 17:24 Andrew ROBINSON-MORRIS 27:42
Matt BIGGS 17:31 Stephen AUSTIN 28:10
Roanna VICKERS 18:05 Steve SCRIVENS 28:28
Adam BENJAMIN 19:36 Mark GIBSON 28:43
Lucy SEMPLE 19:39 Chris WHITEHOUSE 29:00
Jayden BURDISH 20:08 Stuart WILLIAMS 29:07
Ben DEAN 20:46 Paul SCRAGG 29:09
Matthew COOK 21:18 Louise SEEDHOUSE 29:34
Jon GILLARD 21:19 Kaldip BASSI 29:39
Ray SELWOOD 21:22 Kay HILLMAN 29:57
Jonathan ALSOP 21:25 Steven BENT 30:27
David HICKMAN 21:30 Jack MULLEN-HUGHES 30:42
Graham DIXON 21:36 Bal SANGHERA 30:50
Becca GIBSON 21:53 Jinn KUDHAIL 31:10
Beatrix WHISTANCE 22:08 Lynn VASS 31:28
John MAYALL 22:19 Barry MARRABLE 32:13
Joe SHORE 22:20 Jennifer BROOKES 32:15
Morgan PRICE 22:24 Michelle PROFFITT 32:18
Steve PHILLIPS 23:14 Lucy PLANT 32:20
Luke WINWOOD 23:26 Claire YOUNGER 32:30
Earl PIGGOTT-SMITH 23:44 John ROUND 32:32
Mark RICHARDS 23:57 Gal KANG 32:34
Alex SHAPLAND 24:05 Alan PEARCE 32:42
Liz CHAMBERS 24:08 Bash LALLI 33:22
Haleigh PRICE 24:14 Penny BETTS 33:27
Simon GREEN 24:17 Susan LLOYD 33:31
Peter STEVENS 24:23 Karen DOVEY 34:17
Louise MAYALL 24:34 Neetu HARGUN 34:18
Luke WADDISON 25:24 Daljit GILL 34:25
Stephen MARSH 25:30 Mary TOMKINS 34:59
Stuart RUSSELL 25:38 Summer HIGGINS 35:06
Robert BLADES 25:59 Darren MACE 36:17
Spencer MACDIARMID 26:13 Gareth LLOYD 36:20
Elizabeth Anne O'ROURKE 26:20 Sally HUSSELBEE 36:26
Lee SOMERS 26:24 Jennifer TOMKINSON 37:25
Lewis BURDEN 26:48 Cameron John EVANS 38:32
Adrian HOUGHTON 27:18 Jane SMITH 40:00
Tina FLETCHER 27:22 Thomas BRICE 40:22
Graham HILL 27:34    
 

Event 416 – 8 February 2020

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560 runners 35 clubs represented
28 New parkrunners 105 Set a new PB
18 First Timer Tourists 38 Unknown


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Harshad PATEL John BUCKBY Tammy PARTRIDGE-SMITH
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Steven CUNNINGHAM
Heidi CUNNINGHAM Robin TINSLEY Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Linda CUNDLIFFE Jon TURNER
Claire CROOK Robin DUNN David POYNTON
Hilary HOLLINGTON Debbie SHERMAN Lee SMIRTHWAITE
Holly SMIRTHWAITE Charlotte SMALL Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Laura MEW Emilia DODD
Matt DODD Will MEW Ethan WRIGHT
Izaak GILBERT Sarah BLACKSHAW Tara POMFRET
Mark BOWEN Adam RIDDLE Stephen KITSON
Ruby BLACKSHAW Millie ANDERSON Anna HANSON
Ben STANLEY

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Fifty-Run Club
Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Lee PLIMMER 42 20:09
Sean WHITTON 12 22:52
Neil HALES 45 23:27
Sharon WATSON 46 29:48
Sarah WILLIAMS 43 27:57

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Mark SHEPHERD Nuneaton Harriers AC 406
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 346
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 332

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Joanna BAKER-ROGERS (Unattached) 357
Nahida BEGUM 327
Linda CUNDLIFFE Walsall Arboretum Runners 309


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On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
09/02/19 Unknown ATHLETE Carli BALDWIN 422 38
10/02/18 Daniel ROBINSON Emma GOULD 418 29
11/02/17 Mark BIRKETT Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 244 33
06/02/16 Richard POWELL Ania GRUSZCZYNSKA 280 24
07/02/15 Kevin LOUNDES Hannah TALBOT 215 19
08/02/14 Timon SCHEVEN Julia JAGGER 173 13
09/02/13 Carson TWEEDIE Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 60 10

 


Statistics:

12,953 different runners 21,070 PBs recorded
120,265 runs completed 601,325km of distance covered
1,189 individual volunteers 10,049 volunteer roles completed

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019


The following events joined the parkrun family this week:

In the UK Internationally
Great Yarmouth North Beach Kurt-Schumacher-Promenade, Germany
Wollaton Hall

 
The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Crathes Castle (2) Rec Plex North, United States (2)
Meadowmill (2) Meyers Farm, South Africa (2)
Llanerchaeron (3) Louis Trichardt, South Africa (2)
Bevendean Down (4) Goulburn, Australia (3)
Hockley Woods (5) Invercargill, New Zealand (3)
Penrith (6) Nhill, Australia (3)
Newbury (9) Moora, Australia (4)
Bolton (9) Lady Slipper, South Africa (4)
Coventry (10) Bundaberg, Australia (4)
Letterkenny, Ireland (4)
Heron Banks, South Africa (4)
Woodbridge Riverside, Australia (4)
Toolern Creek, Australia (5)
Golden Beach, Australia (6)
Ipswich QLD, Australia (6)
Ardgillan, Ireland (6)
Rondebosch Common, South Africa (6)
Lake Mac, Australia (8)

 


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Event Position Runner Time Club
Weymouth 10 / 438 Peter DIMBLEBY 19:29 Birchfield Harriers
Weymouth 200 / 438 Lisa DIMBLEBY 27:57 Birchfield Harriers
Weymouth 333 / 438 Michael ELWELL 32:17 Midland Masters AC
Weymouth 411 / 438 Ursula ELWELL 39:53 Midland Masters AC

If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Any photos used in this post have been taken by Ron Reynolds unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival.

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com

facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun

https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 8 February 2020

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Lewis GUISE 22:40 Tracy GROGAN 36:02
Simon GREEN 24:32 Tracey KENNY 36:45
Luke WADDISON 25:57 Guy REGAN 36:55
Joseph STANLEY 26:14 Samantha HUMPAGE 37:20
Spencer MACDIARMID 26:22 Stacy FOOTMAN 38:04
Dominic PEGG 29:15 Anwen ROBINSON 38:25
Ajay KASHYAP 29:45 Vanessa GRICE 38:26
Anthony CHAMBERLIN 31:26 Grace BOWEN 38:29
Paul BARNES 31:32 Preeti ATTI 38:32
Steven BENT 31:58 Lauren BAILEY 39:39
Amy PASH 32:59 Clare DONNELLAN 43:52
Craig SEEDHOUSE 34:02 Grace BISHOP 45:16
Mary TOMKINS 35:29 Donna BROOME 45:27
Amelia KIRWAN 35:59 Alan PEARCE 45:31

 
Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Laurie KEARSEY 17:48 21  Jack SHANAHAN 28:38
Jenny BLIZARD 17:50 Robert STEWART 29:37 157 
Phil ROWLEY 18:28 48  Steve SCRIVENS 30:27
Aaron RUBY 19:59 Emily KENNY 30:40 15 
Emma JOHNSTON 21:10 41  Michael SLEVIN 31:25 12 
James BENNETT 23:05 25  Faye HAWKINS 31:27
Niamh LING 23:59 91  Clare GRENNAN 32:28 155 
Christopher GARRATT 26:12 59  Michael KENNY 36:44 14 
Christina FLOYD 28:30 Dipal PATEL 43:13

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
James VAUGHAN 16:30 Anita PASSMORE 28:19
Luke BUTLER 16:33 Nicholas BRYARS 28:28
Richard WRIGHT 16:39 Orlaith-Anne O'DONNELL 29:25
Shaun HEMMINGS 17:07 Michael HUNT 29:38
Luke HARRISON 17:45 Darcy MACDIARMID 29:57
Ella SEMPLE 18:20 Gemma GOODE 30:13
Mark SUMMERS 18:24 Paula CARTER 30:26
Steven JULIAN 18:51 Rebecca STONE 30:41
Dean LUCAS 18:54 Kirpal SANDHU 30:57
Greg ANDERSON 19:06 Martyn NICHOLLS 31:07
Philip BRAYFORD 19:58 Gabriela BEKA 31:17
Christopher ROBERTS 21:06 Paul HOLDING 31:17
Neil VAUGHAN 21:42 Karen KIRK 31:18
Daniel HAWKINS 21:42 Lynn VASS 31:30
Rowan CHAHAL 21:43 Bal SANGHERA 31:32
Peter VASS 21:56 Helen STANISTREET 31:43
Lachie O'CONNOR 22:01 Glenn CLARKE 31:46
Steve CHISLETT 22:02 Jinn KUDHAIL 31:57
Joe SHORE 22:28 Arvind PUREWAL 32:06
Matthew HEATON 22:29 Attila SZUCS 32:16
Hayley COLGRAVE 22:34 Hardip KALRAI 32:26
Anthony PRICE 22:37 Amita PATEL 32:42
Sean WHITTON 22:52 Peter LAWLOR 32:42
Lance MCCRUDDEN 22:52 Anne CANNING 32:45
Michael MAHER 22:54 Wendy HAWKINS 33:24
John GILBERT 23:09 Gal KANG 33:36
Beatrix WHISTANCE 23:21 Susan LLOYD 33:53
David GASKELL 23:33 Sara CHAHAL 34:00
Adam ROSS 23:39 Bindi ATHWAL 34:15
Keith BROWN 23:44 Chris ROWLEY 34:29
James HOLDING 24:02 Arun BADESHA 34:31
Telan AULT-FOREMAN 24:11 Sukky BADESHA 34:32
Sky MILETO 24:25 Daljit GILL 34:33
Rahul PATEL 24:25 Kerry WHITE 35:20
Andrew HEATON 24:50 Taran PATEL 35:48
Paul BRAYFORD 24:54 Charndeep BADWAL 35:56
Alex HARVEY 24:55 Robert GARDENER 36:24
Stephen BIRCH 25:15 Gareth LLOYD 36:31
Andy BENNETT 25:29 Joe GREEN 37:04
Elizabeth KENDRICK 25:33 Lily SEEDHOUSE 37:54
Richard HUGHES 25:44 Louise SEEDHOUSE 38:00
Ajeet SUMAL 25:48 Stephen PETTITT 38:27
Harry WRIGHTON 26:11 Holly CLARKE 38:41
Maya GHUMAN 26:31 Katharine DENNING 39:41
Christopher EVANS 26:35 Edwina RADFORD 39:52
Charlotte SMALL 26:37 Baljit SANDHU 40:40
Piers ROOK 26:39 Ann GOULD 41:24
       
 

Event 415 – 1 February 2020

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519 runners 35 clubs represented
23 New parkrunners 73 Set a new PB
18 First Timer Tourists 41 Unknown

 


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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Ayaaz TARAJIA Simon RICHARDS Suki Kaur BASSI
Karen WAPLE Chris TUCKER Terence William ALLSOPP
Surinder THIND Linda CUNDLIFFE Chris WAPLE
Robin DUNN Graeme BILLS Patricia BRAZIER
Rick SOLLY Lee SMIRTHWAITE Michele SMIRTHWAITE
Holly SMIRTHWAITE Charlotte SMALL Chloe GRANT
Angela OURY Lola-Mae OURY Richard ARNOLD
Annette COWLEY Anne MASON Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Sadie NEWMAN Lorraine BEESLEY
Anthony FRAIN Stuart RAWLINGS Peter TAYLOR
Anne TAYLOR Adam SMITH Wayne BOOTH
Georgina PERRY Izaak GILBERT Mackenzie PRATLEY
Millie ANDERSON

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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Daniel CHAPPELL 49 18:16

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Linda MCCARTHY 100 34:47

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 457
Harshad PATEL Shabbarunners 380
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 331

 

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 448
Nahida BEGUM   326
Linda CUNDLIFFE Walsall Arboretum Runners 308

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On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
02/02/19 Pravesh PATEL Kelly BUTLER 376 34
03/02/18 Abraham AHFOROM Carli BALDWIN 441 35
04/02/17 Joel DANKS Louise BOOKER 411 28
30/01/16 Aaron BROWN Gemma SIDAWAY 333 27
31/01/15 Gary WHITEHOUSE Katie ALLEN 203 18
01/02/14 Aaron BROWN Aimee HOPCROFT 203 11
02/02/13 Rory GRANT Allison COOK 78 11

 


Statistics:

12,907 different runners 20,965 PBs recorded
119,704 runs completed 598,520km of distance covered
1,174 individual volunteers 10,012 volunteer roles completed

 

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019

The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Stranmillis College (1) Mildura Weir, Australia (1)
Cirencester (2) Rheinaue, Germany (1)
Blackpool (3) Yowie, Australia (1)
Tooting Common (4) Mountain Drive, South Africa (1)
Mount Edgcumbe (4) Mallow Town, Ireland (1)
South Oxhey (5) Lakes Entrance, Australia (2)
Carrickfergus (5) GreenWay, Australia (2)
Wolverhampton (7) Port Broughton, Australia (2)
Temple Newsam (7) Charzykowy, Poland (2)
Hillsborough (7) Walvis Bay, South Africa (2)
Mile End (8) Valhalla, South Africa (3)
Bexley (8) The Terrace, Australia (4)
Cambridge (10) Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France (4)
Forest of Dean junior (8) Volgograd Panorama, Russia (4)
  Knysna, South Africa (5)
  Cooks River, Australia (5)
  Tamborine Mountain, Australia (5)
  Sligo, Ireland (5)
  Clonakilty, Ireland (5)

 


If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Photos from this run have been taken by Julian RODERICK and can be found here. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival.

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

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