Go Girls! International Women's Day, University Parkrun

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Saturday 5th March 2022

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MAIN Uni parks Parkrun report at bottom. Plus more photos!


but a few pointers in the meantime!

thanks to all who ran a bumper University parks Parkrun no.4

Kate for Run Director! And a wave to her from GoodGym as not been in a while but is still helping to organise Track Sessions at Iffley Road! This was Kates first time as RD and she did a great job :)

Alice wins the record for having as many volunteer credits as runs at Parkrun (1 for each!!). a good starting point, we wish all the runners volunteered as many times as they ran ;). Alice also spotted a nice family and writes :

"Dave (dad) 100th Park run, alfie ( child) likely pb 61st Park run, jenna (mum) 35 min pacer - Park run tourism - try a different one each time".

Ben was a bar code scanner, and needed as much as there were 424 people to scan through! This role means he could have run and helped.. but he said he didn't want to!!

Trev did the timing, and said the first timers brief. the timing is possibly the most stressful role as you feel depended for everyone getting their FREE result time!! but all 424 clicks went in the right place and processing in Common Ground Cafe afterwards was a breeze. (sorting the tokens on the other hand!!!!!!)

Well done to Sam for running her second Parkrun and getting a PB! Keep it up!

Miss out? why not help with GG next month

University Park Parkrun - SAT 2nd April

Florence Park Junior Park Run - SUN 3rd April

โ€ฆ ๐Ÿšš ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿ“ฏ

We celebrated International Women's Day last Saturday, and what a wonderful morning it was ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Tail Walker Karen has put together a superb recap of all the excitement, including some lovely photos from the event. Thank you so much Karen ๐Ÿ˜Š


As usual, we've also got your customary breakdown of the stats and facts from event #4:

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ joined us on Saturday, including visiting parkrunners from a number of our parkrun neighbours who had been forced to cancel on account of waterlogged courses ๐ŸŒง A huge thank you to you all for a fantastic team effort to ensure that the event ran smoothly ๐Ÿ™Œ

โฑ 7 superb ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ clocked in finish times from 20 to 40 minutes as part of our International Women's Day celebrations ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ If the distribution of PBs in the results is anything to go by, lots of you took the chance to chase down a time! Thank you so much to all of our pacers ๐Ÿ‘

๐ŸŒฌ New female and male ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ were set once again. Felicity Hannon finished in a time of 18:43 and Jack Eggington crossed the line in 16:07 ๐Ÿ’ฅ Congratulations on some fantastic running both of you! We spotted previous course record holder Brad hot on Jack's heels, himself also beating his own record from last week by a hefty 13 seconds ๐Ÿ‘ We don't expect this to be the end of the course record story...

๐Ÿ‘‹ 31 people completed their ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ever parkrun with us this morning. Welcome to the parkrun family!

๐Ÿฆบ 38 ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ helped make today's parkrun happen. Thank you so much for your support! We always welcome new volunteers and there really is something everyone, including roles that can be combined with your 5k walk or run ๐Ÿ™‚ Drop us an email at universityparks@parkrun.com if you'd like to get involved ๐Ÿ’ป

๐Ÿƒ A full house of ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ arrived back in our pink buckets at the end of the event โ€“ a huge thank you to all our wonderful parkrunners for remembering to return these ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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 Tom and Susan ๐Ÿ‘ 5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ Jeremy and Phil ๐Ÿ‘ 1๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ Andrew, David, Philip and Zac ๐Ÿ‘

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