oops! think I exceeded a charater limit rule! Rest of the article:
So, if you do forget your barcode, as I myself have done on more than one occasion, then yes you will have to wait seven more days for your 10, 50, 100 or 250 t-shirt, or come back next week to have a crack at your PB but please take a moment to consider whose responsibility that really is. Should our 20,000+ hardworking volunteers be expected to spend more of their precious time adding you in manually or should you understand that you still got to run with your friends? That’s what parkrun’s really about, right?
I do realise that many of you will be reading this unsure as to the correct parkrun barcode form so here’s a few bullet points to keep you on the straight and narrow...
Once a month I email all of our event teams around the UK with updates from the parkrun world and yesterday I asked that they all adhere strictly to the ‘no barcode, no time, no exceptions’ rule so please don’t be offended if your forgetfulness is met with a simple ‘there’s always next week’.
Martin, hope the niggle with the knee is just a shout-out for a wee rest!
Ricky, good luck with the 21m on Sunday! You will be finished just as I land in Spain for my wee golf-break. Latest forecast for Almeria is potential rain Sun & Mon; grrrrrrr!!!
Tried to force it this week to test readiness for Larne: hard interval session at the club on Tues and 11m with 7m tempo last night. Ab strain is improving but chest infection has got a grip of me in last 24hrs. Still going to take gear to Spain for a couple of easy morning runs and hopefully enter Larne before end of next week!
Just seen the posts about parkrun now, or I would have posted a reply earlier. Thank you Alwyn - you covered it brilliantly. Glad to see that you read the weekly newsletter. I mentioned it on our facebook page yesterday and urged everyone to read Tom's article, and then mentioned it at the briefing this morning, but still people forget to bring their barcodes along. I'm not long in from this morning's parkrun (always lower case p) as there was a bit of a headache with producing the results today. I'm having a large cup of coffee as I wait for the deluge of emails telling me that someone's time is wrong!
Sean, glad you enjoyed your first one at Citypark, and I'm delighted to hear that you're willing to volunteer already.
I know that Sundays are busy for lots of you with long runs etc, but if anyone fancies a 5 or 10k for charity in the morning, The Stroke Association are holding one at 11am at Qeens Sport, Upper Malone Road. I'm doing timing and results at it and would welcome any help with marshaling etc. if anyone is at a loose end in the morning.
Very respectable Sean - 7 min miles... well done!
17.5 miles this morning legs very heavy good to get it done though .
good run sean well done
great run ricky , well done
your right sean lot colder today
13 miles hilly yesterday it was very cold and windy but stayed dry apart from the odd flurry of snow. I felt better this week than last probably because I knew I could do it.
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