Parkrun Midlands

Anyone know if theres a parkrun near me?

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19/11/2009 at 21:22

Does anyone know if there any parkrun type events in the midlands?  Sutton Park / Lichfield / Walsall way?

22/11/2009 at 17:45
I don't think there are any in the West Mids, not when I last checked anyway. The parkrun website will tell you where they all are (think it's but a google search'll bring it right up). It's worth checking regularly as new ones are springing up quite often.
03/06/2010 at 11:47

hope for one soon

03/06/2010 at 13:41

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 !! 

05/06/2010 at 21:57
Also saw in the newsletter there is a Solihull one starting soon.
05/06/2010 at 22:00
Sutton park would be good, nice place.
05/06/2010 at 22:32
sutton park is in the pipeline
i assume all those of us registered will be informed when it happens
i am hoping centurian club will take it on
05/06/2010 at 22:47
Have you been in there Lurker?
Frosty sunny mornings in Sutton park are the biz.
07/06/2010 at 12:30
I think its cannon hill park been lined up for birmingham not sutton which is a shame as sutton park would be agood venue
07/06/2010 at 13:28
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
10/07/2010 at 14:35
Cannon Hill Parkrun due to start late Aug/early Sep... also Brueton Parkrun in Solihull v.soon.
31/07/2010 at 06:48
Brueton park started last saturday, a good flat course,but be aware of the route,the signs around the course are so small you can easily go off course like i did!!
31/07/2010 at 08:08

Hi Andy,

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!

31/07/2010 at 13:27

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 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..

31/07/2010 at 14:30
GraemeK wrote (see)
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

win win

31/07/2010 at 14:36
lol.  Epic win Lurker!
31/07/2010 at 17:46

just stalked you andy

blimey you are fast!!!

31/07/2010 at 17:50
lol.  i was mate,but not these days, today i ran a 5k in 18.19. not bad for a 44 year old,but way down on my PB set around 20 years ago!!
31/07/2010 at 18:18

not bad for an old bloke


01/08/2010 at 06:46

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.

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