Armistice Day

As I'm sure you will know it's Armistice Day this Sunday, and 100 years since the end of the first world war, If you would like to wear a poppy or a red running top at parkrun this Saturday as a mark of respect that would be a nice gesture.

 

12th May Whitstable parkrun number 400

Would you beleive it in ten days Whitstable will be staging it's 400th senior parkrun: Yes 400th: Please be there to share this monumental day with everyone, we want 400+ runners.
If you were at the very first whitstable parkrun, please let Jacky or me know this saturday or email into the office, we would love you to be there.
Jacky will be going over the top for the big day so let her know if you want to help out in any way, of course we would love all the normal stuff, cakes Biscuits, sweets, more cakes and you guessed it even more cakes.
If you're not a runner make sure you volunteer everyone is very welcome, If you know anyone who has been thinking about running we would love to have a record number of first timers, and of course Tourists from near and far we would love to see you.
Parkrun, free for the first 400 events, and the next 400 and the next.
So be there!
Dave

 

Partially sighted and blind athletes

As I'm sure you already know we are trying to make parkrun as inclusive as possible, parkrun HQ are keen to help as many partially sighted and blind athletes to participate as possible. here at Whitstable parkrun we are proud to help make parkrun accessible to as many athletes as possible, Sue Yoxall has kindly offered to coordinate our efforts to help sight impeded athletes to join in at our parkrun.
If you know anyone who would like to train with a guide, with the view of competing at parkrun. If you or anyone you know would like to train as a guide please contact Sue through the office or speak to her or myself on a Saturday morning.
Help us make parkrun better for more people.
Thanks everyone
Dave Ralfe

 

Saturday 3rd Febuary, in memory of Alex

The Holliday's family have made a very kind donation to parkrun in memory of Alex. We will be officially unveiling our new time piece on Saturday 3rd February, there will be a few words before parkrun and time to reflect. So please come along and help make this a special occasion for everyone who knew Alex.

 

parkbench to parkrun’

 
It’s back!  New, improved and renamed ‘parkbench to parkrun’ is all set to begin in the new year.  If you have a husband/wife/significant other/parent/grumpy teenager/next door neighbour who sees you going off every Saturday morning, and returning rosy-cheeked and triumphant, and says ‘I couldn’t do that though – I’m not fit’, this could be the gentle nudge they’ve been waiting for.
Last year we ran a 10-week programme based loosely on the NHS initiative ‘couch to 5k’, aimed at new runners and those not yet able to complete 5k without stopping.  We began with a gentle minute walk, minute run, gradually building each week with goal of running 5k comfortably by the end of 10 weeks. 
By popular demand we’re bringing it back, conveniently timed to coincide with the season of New Year Resolutions.  If you’re new to parkrun, all you need to do is register, print off your barcode and turn up on January 6th.  
If you have any questions or want more information, contact the office or come and find me at parkrun.
See you on the 6th
Kim x

 

Another driver on the road

What a wonderful place we live in, Whitstable mid October and weather more like summer.
And what better way to start your weekend than with parkrun, today we had Brian at the helm so everything went as smooth as clockwork, we had another good turnout this morning and a good time was had by all.
Don't forget we have a parkrun get together it's at the umbrella centre on the 5th November at 6.30 pm, prizes games fun and frolics, even a bit of dancing, so bring something to drink bring a few nibbles for the sharing table, entry on the door @ a miserly £2.00 each that even includes a raffle ticket, can you collect tickets from the table on Saturday mornings from Jacky, as we have limits on numbers, don't panic you don't pay until you get there on Sunday. if you can please bring a raffle prize, if we make any money it will go to Whitstable parkrun.
have a great weekend and thank you to everyone that helped out this morning
Dave.
Sorry one little bit of trivia
Ellie Passed her driving test, well done you!

 

make a note in your diary

Will be celebrating Whitstable parkrun's birthday on Sunday 5th November at the Umbrella centre in Whitstable from 6-30 pm to 10-30 pm. Prize giving, games, a quiz, lots of drinking, eating and general merriment, We even have raffle, everyone is invited, Tickets available from this Saturday at the parkrun desk or on the door on the night, at a miserly £2.00 each Please bring nibbles for all to share and something to drink.
see you there
Dave

 

Important News – Saturday 9th September parkrun

Both the lollipop and the normal two course will be out of bounds this Saturday due to the Whitstable Regatta having muscled into every inch of space around the kiosk. Please watch this space as the Run Director Brian and Phil check out the possibility of the WOF route.
Jacky

 

Freedom run

6.30 PM 22nd June Tankerton slopes
Freedom run 5k, normal parkrun course, timed but just for fun, don't forget your water it's going to be hot

 

Easter Saturday fun

Easter Saturday at Whitstable parkrun
Don't forget to dress up in your best seasonal fancy dress, we want brightly coloured sock, Easter bonnets, bunny ears by the ton, the more you dress up the more you are likely to win one of our fantastic prizes, This years top prize could be a family cruise around the Caribbean or £1000.00 worth of running clothing or even a brand new Ferrari, But it's more than likely going to be a bottle of three quid fizzy wine from the local budget shop.So go on don't be embarrassed dress up and enjoy the fun.
Dave

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