Though today has seen a much sunnier day than we have had in a while, our parkrun course is so very saturated and it's simply not drying out.
Our Core Team has therefore regretfully decided that we will CANCEL the forthcoming TWO events on Saturday 29th February and Saturday 7th March to give the course maximum chance of recovery, with an aim to relaunch for our 2nd Birthday on Saturday 14th March. Of course, this will also be subject to the normal pre-event safety checks and we will keep you posted with progress nearer the time.
We are of also hugely disappointed to cancel our plans for Leap Day on 29th February and International Women's Day on 7th March.
We hope this early cancellation will give our wonderful, supportive, understanding Witney parkrun community of runners, joggers, walkers, volunteers and supporters the opportunity to make alternative plans for your next couple of Saturday mornings.
This winter has seen an unprecedented amount of rain with more cancellations throughout Oxfordshire than we have ever known in our collective many years of parkrunning! We should also remember that last winter, we only lost one single Saturday to snow and none to waterlogging. That said, we are working with several stakeholders to see what course improvements are possible for the future. While this is unlikely to help us right now, it will hopefully help reduce the impact of any future wet winters.
We thank you for your continued patience and we look forward to seeing you for cake and a Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank collection on Saturday 14th March. Please keep fingers and toes crossed - plus sun dances underway - until then! We miss you so much and look forward to seeing you soon.