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Does anyone know if there any parkrun type events in the midlands? Sutton Park / Lichfield / Walsall way?
hope for one soon
The only Midlands one at the moment is Coventry. But I think there is talk of a Sutton Park one.
The Coventry one is great if you don't mind travelling !!
I was the marshal near the main entrance to Malvern Park.
I saw one guy miss the left turn by the statue - I had to yell "LEFT!... LEFT!... LEFT!!" to get him back on track, but I think he lost a place - that wouldn't have been you, by any chance? He was a Centurion, if I remember correctly.
I heard later that one or two tried to turn right before the trees at the end, too.
Hopefully they'll get more volunteers in future. I won't be able to do it very often, as I'll be busy with Cannon Hill. I would like to run it occasionally though. I'm also hoping to do the Coventry one sometime soon. Just seeing how others do it before we get ours started, really!
I take your point about the signs. I collected some up on my way back afterwards, and someone had to point out the one just a few yards from where I'd been standing, and which I hadn't noticed!
Hope you enjoyed the run, despite your little detour!
lol. yes that was me, i lost 3rd position, my fault i should have concentrated on where i was going! Coventry is a fairly tough course,but it does attract alot of runners,normally over a 100 runners every week..one complaint many runners had at the solihull park run is that there are no toilets open before the 9am race start,is it possible to have them opened at 8.30 like they do at the Coventry park run?
Yes i enjoyed the run,its a great little course which i think will grow in popularity with time,well done to you and all the race Marshall's who gave up their Saturday morning just so mad buggers like me can run! Andy Money..
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Cannon Hill Park would be flatter than Sutton Park, but can't be as nice as Sutton is this time of year, or when it's freezing cold with the hoar on the trees in Winter
yeah but cannon hill park is a mile from my front door
just stalked you andy
blimey you are fast!!!
not bad for an old bloke
Watched Mo Farah and the others yesterday - makes me wish I'd kept up running after leaving school instead of taking it up again as an old bloke. Not that I'd have been in Mr Farah's league, or even Mr Money's!
I'm joggong round a 10k in York this morning. Not going for a time, I'll just enjoy the scenery.
I've raced in War Memorial Park a few times and didn't think it too tough, though I suppose it's hillier than Brueton or Cannon Hill. Sutton would be hillier, I would think, depending on the route.
At least there are toilets close to the start at Cannon Hill, and they do open before 9am! Hopefully the guys at Brueton Park will sort something out with the Parkridge Centre - after all they'll probably get a good bit of business from the runners post race.
Just taken a look at the results and yes, there's definitely something wrong there!
That won't happen at Cannon Hill, of course... (I hope).
Did the Jane Tomlinson 10k in York this morning - it was really nice jogging around not worrying about my time (my stopwatch battery was flat anyway!)
you will now have an email RK
i only knew because i mailed her in the week because they had left me off the list