FAO Reading runners

5k Parkrun - can anyone confirm?

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12/07/2009 at 13:01

I see that Reading is named on the parkrun website (http://www.parkrun.com/, though the link gives no information except that one is planned for August 1st.

Does anyone have any information about location, or confirmation that this is going to happen?

'Parkruns' are weekly timed 5Ks, and would be a good inducement to me to get running again, and to keep going through the summer.

12/07/2009 at 16:02
I haven't heard anything about that until now - looking at the website they don't seem to know much about it either!  Whereabouts are you?  I think the Basingstoke Parkrun is pretty well established, could give you somewhere to go before Reading starts up.
12/07/2009 at 16:47

Or if you are to the East, there is Black Park north east of Slough.

I'd be interested in hearing more about Reading

12/07/2009 at 21:54

Thanks. I'm aware of the Basingstoke parkrun, but it's a 20 mile drive which I don't fancy for a 5K. If the Reading one was, say, Prospect Park, it would be only 3 miles or so, which I would happily walk/jog/bike to.


14/07/2009 at 18:51

RC - Here`s the link

Reading parkrun link

Oh I see the problem - in the meantime you should come over to Basingstoke  - NHTT

Just keep checking the page for more details I suppose. 

Edited: 14/07/2009 at 18:54
14/07/2009 at 20:35

I'm sure the Basingstoke event is superb, but it's too far for a 5k run. I'll hang on for the Reading one on August 1st, wherever it turns up!

23/07/2009 at 18:58

it's been put back to September 5th

I am kind of hoping it will be at Palmer Park as that is nearer to where I live, also a lap of Palmer is 1 mile. although Prospect is a bit bigger.

05/08/2009 at 01:16
put back to the  september 12th...
05/08/2009 at 15:46
I had a mail from someone at Park Run saying that the Reading event would be at Thames Valley Park, opposite Oracle.

I'm glad it's definitely happening though am disappointed it's over that side of Reading. Not much looking forward to getting across Reading by car or bike If you live near Palmer Park, it shouldn't be too far to TVP.
06/08/2009 at 00:40

didn't microsoft use to organise a 'not quite 5k' event around TVP?

there's some nice paths round there for sure, hopefully the blokes with model aircraft won't be divebombing us like they usually do.

TVP is a 10 minute jog away so it works rather nicely as a warm up

08/08/2009 at 01:39

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