Another muddy run tomorrow

Good morning parkrunners
Kim Carter will be hosting the two lap course tomorrow all being well, as last week Please be aware there are a lot of puddles both sides of the shelter closest to the finish and it is very slippery at the back of the black and white cafe, Its also very muddy at the top of the slope where you start the second lap, but there will be marshal's there guiding you round the worst bits. as usual at the bottom of the slope "Be careful on the turn"
Last week I mentioned off road shoes would be a good idea, But evidently this has turned out to be a bit of a contentious issue! Hugh mentioned to me last week before parkrun that Trail shoes are not always a good idea on our course, as it is more hard ground than soft, shoes with thick thread tend to hold more mud, so when you are on the hard ground your shoes will be carrying and shedding quite a lot of mud.
Well! you can debate that one between yourselves, all I have to say in the issue is do whats safest for you.
Have a good run


Whitstable parkrun 2020

Whitstable parkrun 2020
It's our 10th anniversary next November 2nd, Jacky and I were thinking about hiring a hall for that Saturday lunch time to Celebrate, We looked into the Marine but decided it would be to expensive, Our reasoning behind the idea is that If we have a get together in the evening a lot of people are at Fireworks displays, so the numbers are not very good, We were thinking of an informal couple of hours just for a few nibbles and a general get together. We would love to here your comments and suggestions on the subject.
Give it some thought


Thank you from the food bank

Dear All,

On behalf of Canterbury Food Bank I would like to thank you for your recent very generous donation.

It is through such acts of kindness that we can continue to help the local families who find themselves in crisis and turn to us for emergency food supplies.

A lot of local families will be very grateful for your generosity.

Thank you all for your kindness and your support.

Best wishes

Marian Russell
( a Food Bank volunteer)


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!


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
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

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