Here's a treat for any marathon runners, or potential marathon runners: Paul Oppe of Thames Valley Harriers will be giving a free Marathon Workshop at the TVH clubhouse after the Scrubs parkrun on 7th December. Thoroughly recommended - you'll get lots of sound advice from someone who really knows what he's talking about. There's more information at http://www.thamesvalleyharriers.com/Pages/WLMANmarathon131207.pdf
Look out for these Queen's Park Queens at the Scrubs parkrun tomorrow morning (Saturday 16th November) and give them a cheer. They are joining us as part of a weekend of sponsored running around half a dozen local parks to raise money for Children in Need. Some might be wearing tutus - their slogan is "nothing is tutu far!"
For those of you interested in learning more about volunteering, or maybe becoming a run director, our Event Director Anita and Run Director Debbie from Hammersmith and Fulham Council have organised an evening 'Get Together' to train you how to carry out these roles at the Scrubs parkruns. The session will take place on Tuesday 26th March, from 6pm to 8pm, at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham offices, 77 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0LJ. It should be pretty straight-forward and fun, and there will be food!!! If you want to take part, or have any questions about the event, please email Anita : firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be running the course in REVERSE to mark the occasion. It will be interesting so see if this gives people an advantage an we get a flurry of PBs!
After the run, and continuing with the theme, we will have a TEA PARTY. Please bring down some brunch snacks and refreshments so help us toast the celebrations!
Then the moment we've all been waiting for; the AWARDS CEREMONY! With prizes covering a range of categories, the greatest achievements at the Scrubs this year will rewarded. Having looked through the nominations, many of the awards are still up for contention, so there's still a lot to play for!
This promises to be an unmissable event, and as always, everyone is welcome :)!
Looking forward to it already,
The WSparkrun Team x
Run Report -
Before the start, our Bradley Cahoon was presented with his parkrun 50 shirt, to loud applause. Brad has run here 18 times, with 6 of those runs being PBs, and volunteers regularly, a leading light on the Scrubs.
First home today in his usual apparently effortless style was Sean Renfer, with a new PB of 16:31. That's 14 runs, 14 wins for Sean. Nearest to him was James Rouse in second, two minutes later, then Hugh Mason in third, three minutes later. Alex Pellew was fourth, just three seconds outside his PB with 19:38. Fifth overall and first female was Claire McMahon in 19:51 - that's a perfect 12 runs at the Scrubs, 12 wins for Claire. First-timer Kosana Weir (JW14) was second female in 24:36, and Matilda Ferrand was third, just six seconds behind Kosana.
Good performances worth a mention from further down the field: Kiyan Nobary, Janice Moore, Sam Britton, Avedis Kabrielian and Rizwan Rauf all took big chunks out of their PBs. Riz has crept up to third place in the Male Points table after 28 runs at the Scrubs now. James Malcolm is uncatchable at the top and is king of the male points table, even though he'll be away next week, so well done James.
So, all eyes turn to the anniversary next week! - as you can see from the message above it should be great fun. I'm looking forward to running the course backwards (if that makes sense!) - will it be easier or tougher? It will be weird looking forward to the slopes we usually dread, and dreading the slopes we usually enjoy. Remember to dress in Jubilee style and bring some goodies for the party!
See you on Saturday. Meanwhile, please join us for some chatter on facebook (just search for wormwood scrubs parkrun). The facebook page is taking off recently: on May 25th it reached the landmark of 100 "likes," and now just a week later there are 128. Maybe it's reached tipping point!
Sport Makers is part of the Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.
The Sport Makers programme, funded by the National Lottery, will recruit tens of thousands of new sports volunteers aged 16 years and over to organise and lead community sporting activities across the country (such as parkrun events).
The messages behind both Sport Makers and parkrun are about local residents increasing provision for sport and physical activity in their community. The event aims to highlight the good work that is already happening, and the opportunities for others to emulate that success in future with the Sport Makers programme.