Parkrun returns to Chasewater this Saturday!

After being cancelled due to weather and flooding on the course for no less than three weeks running, Chasewater Parkrun returns this Saturday morning (8th March 2020) – assuming we’re not hit by a hurricane of blizzard between now and then – and it looks like being a great run!

Come for a run – these ladies have been missing you! Image from Chasewater Parkrun Facebook page.

The organisers posted the following on their Facebook page:

Unless something cataclysmic happens we are on this week. Some photos from Sunday show a vast improvement.

We will also be celebrating International Womens Day, so would be amazing to have lots of amazing ladies taking part. We have a fab selfie frame to celebrate, so would be great to have lots of pictures from the event if people don’t mind sharing.

Chasewater Tri Club are providing your volunteers this week so we have a fabulously healthy roster – so thank you to them for enabling the event to go ahead and me and the rest of the core team to have a stress free week. We even have a couple of photographers.

Gary will be your RD this week, so please listen to the briefing as there is likely to be additional safety/course information to inform you about and it could save you an injury…

Other than that – have a fabulous run this weekend. We have missed you all.

p.s we would like to wish our regular canicross Indy Glibbery good luck at Crufts this weekend !

I know we have a lot of running folk amongst the readership, and in the mass of volunteer, community organised stuff in recent years, one of the most impressive demonstrations of this has been the growth of the free, Saturday morning Parkrun phenomena, where volunteers and runners gather every Saturday in local parks for a run, totally free of charge.

What a fantastic environment to run in! Image from Chasewater Parkrun on Facebook.

It’s not competitive – except against your own personal best – it’s properly marshalled and you have to register, but it’s a free, friendly thing that’s hugely popular and a stunning demonstration of community in action.

It’s suitable for runners of all experience levels and paces. Find out more at the event page here or the event Facebook page here.

Having run for years now at Walsall Arboretum and Cannock Chase, we now have a 5km Parkrun at Chasewater that happens every Saturday (events in the park permitting) – and has been attracting over 300 runners already!

It’s on this Saturday (8th February 2020) at 9:00am and the organisers have this to say:

What is Chasewater parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Chasewater Country Park, Pool Rd, Burntwood, Brownhills, WS8 7NL. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Chasewater parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the South Shore café – please come and join us!

Please, if you go for a run this Saturday, drop me a line and let me know how you get on – this is a fascinating thing and it’s growth is really wonderful. Comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

Just walking to the start shows the large number of runners already making this a great event! Image from Susan Williams.

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