Many of you may have seen in the paper that Park Run is coming to Bolberry in the New Year. I have also been contacted by the organiser, Martin, asking if anyone would like to help: As he lives right next to the Rugby club I invited him along to tonight’s hash (beer only as he has a calf strain!). So if you fancy helping have a chat with him! I did say he needs to but everyone a beer!
Here is the email he sent me if you like to contact him by phone or by email if you can’t make it along tonight!…..
Hello – I have exciting news, our new local ‘Parkrun’ is coming in the New Year.
You may already be aware of Parkrun(1); run by volunteers, it’s a free, weekly event (9am every Saturday) for everyone of any age and fitness. Participants either run, jog or walk over a 5 kilometre distance. It is proven to improve people’s physical and mental health, encouraging them to engage with their local community whilst making friends(2).
Parkrun already exists in 645 different locations in the UK with over 154,000 park runners participating every week. As our nearest events are in Plymouth or Torbay, too far for most local residents, we’re bringing one closer to home. In conjunction with the National Trust we’re using Bolberry Down, near Malborough.
We now need some more volunteers to join the organising committee, to ensure the Parkrun can proceed. Please spread the word amongst your friends and ask those interested in helping to get in touch with me for more information.