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GoodGym's first University parks Parkrun takeover!

6 GoodGymers made their way to help the University Parks Parkrun, OXFORD in Oxford.

  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Ruth
  • Trev
  • Sarah Morris
  • Ben Foster
  • Chloe Brain
 
Saturday, 2nd of April 2022
 
Led by Trev

Our first takeover at Uni Parks parkrun in the center of Oxford Event 8!

shout out to Harvey joining us as a GG and a parkrun tourist from Ealing.

more photos to come and on the PR website.. here is their report thanks to all who came. Trev

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๐ŸŒณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

What a morning! A frosty start turned into brilliant sunshine just in time for event 8 today ๐ŸŒž We were lucky enough to be joined by lots of GoodGym volunteers this week ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ for your support Goodgym Oxford!

A particularly big thank you and ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ to today's Run Director Trev, who organised the GoodGym takeover ๐Ÿ‘ Trev is a Run Director at our friends Florence Park junior parkrun ๐ŸŒฟ If you haven't discovered junior parkrun yet, get yourself (and your little people if you have any) along at 9am on a Sunday โ€“ it's amazing ๐Ÿ’ซ Today was Trev's first time run directing at a 5k event ๐ŸŒณ He came along with his usual energy and enthusiasm and did an absolutely fantastic job ๐Ÿคฉ We love you Trev!

Run report courtesy of visiting parkrunner Simon and another batch of no doubt beautiful photos from Rose are in the pipeline ๐Ÿค  To quench your thirst until then, here are some stats and facts from today's parkrun: ๐Ÿ‘‹ Amongst the ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ who joined us, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ were new to University Parks parkrun and ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ completed their ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ever parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family ๐Ÿงก

๐Ÿ”” A big well done to the following on reaching new ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€: 2๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ Rachel ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ† A new ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ was set this morning! Kate Williamson (VW 75-79) hit a new University Parks PB of 25:55 today and in doing so beat her own previous age grade record and raised the bar to 95.24% ๐Ÿ‘ Very many congratulations Kate - you're truly inspiring!

๐Ÿฆบ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฎ wonderful ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ helped make event 8 happen ๐ŸŒณ Amongst them... ๐Ÿ‘‹ Milton Keynes parkrunner Martyn was visiting Oxford today and opted for some parkrun voluntourism ๐Ÿงก Thanks so much for your help Martyn, and congratulations in advance for your 250th parkrun in a few weeks' time! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง Joy, Rose and Katie were back for another family volunteering stint, marshalling and taking photos ๐Ÿ“ท (Album to follow!) Katie had produced yet another bespoke motivational sign to cheer you all round on the course ๐ŸŽจ Thanks team - it's a real treat to have you ๐Ÿ˜Š

โฑ University Parks regular Helen tried her hand at timekeeping for the first time this morning and absolutely nailed it with a faultless set of results despite some challenging finish funnel action ๐Ÿ‘ You're a superstar Helen! If you would like to try your hand at volunteering in future weeks, either as a one-off or on a regular basis, simply drop us an email at universityparks@parkrun.com ๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿ” ๐— ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€: Anyone got eyes on ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ? We'd love to be reunited with it! Do get in touch if you know where it might have ended up ๐Ÿ™Œ #loveparkrun

Report written by Trev


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