having seen the "Derby parkrun?" thread
I daren't email Parkrun because I don't have space in my life to try and set up something until I have got rid of Beavers in September, but I just think Cannock Chase would be the perfect place to have one. Up at Marquis Drive there are loads of fairly flat wide tracks, toilets, cafe, kids play area, parking, wildlife...
Telford is great but I feel guilty about driving that far! Is anyone else from round here?
my OH lives just off Cannock Chase but as I live in Brum we go to Cannon Hill every week. However, Walsall's another good one that we go to occasionally and is much nearer to Cannock than Telford - flat and fast
(we're parkrun addicts)
Mad4 - you could mail parkrun to say that if someone else had shown an interest in setting up Cannock chase that you would like to give moral support or be a volunteer once it's started- there might already be someone who is working on it and would appreciate someone local to bounce ideas off, you might be the catalyst that someone else needs to get going.
If you mail, they won't just push you into being the leader, you can say No!
I've just helped set up a new parkrun, I'd never have done it on my own, but with a team it was fine.
As mad4morris has stated above, Cannock chase would be the perfect location for a parkrun! I am originally from the area and spent many days up the chase as a kid, however I am now based in Cambs and regularly participate in the Huntingdon event but I'm always looking for new ones! Are any of you guys members of running clubs at all? I can speak to a few friends in the area who may be able to offer a hand if this does gain some momentum, keep me posted though as I would love to help make this happen!
I have emailed Parkrun about this now and got sent a list of "things to read if you are thinking of setting up a Parkrun". I would really like to make contact with others who are interested, I mentioned this to Parkrun but they just sent the standard info. From my experience with Beavers if I step up to the line I will let it take over my life and I don't want it to take over my life. I am quite happy to go most weeks, and quite happy to volunteer more often than running and put some time into setting up a route etc, and even have a teenage son who has started volunteering as part of his Duke of Edinburgh, but I want to do it as part of a team and I don't know anyone.
Ha ha, apart from encountering at least four other people running round the village this morning, maybe I should ask them, but they might not be very happy having their morning run disturbed!
The Telford run director, bless him, quite put me off saying what a huge commitment it was at first but now he had a team he could take a week off now and again if he really wanted to!
interested so see a CCPR include the switchbacks into the course.
Yes! This! My folks live a mile from Milford end and I love running on the "Chase". Very surprised Stafford hasn't got one yet.
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