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Coventry parkrun 2 June 2018 – Cancelled 

2 Jun 18

We’re cancelled on 2 June 2018…


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Coventry parkrun – 2 June 2018 

1 Jun 18

There will be an early course inspection (as usual) tomorrow – 2 June 2018 We’ve been told that by that time the route, with a slight detour, will be usable.


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Coventry parkrun celebrates the 70th Birthday of the NHS – NHS70 

21 May 18

The NHS is celebrating 70 years this year.


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The parkrun Code 

11 May 18

The parkrun Code has been given a lick of paint.


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Coventry parkrun cancellations – 2018 

15 Apr 18

There will be no Coventry parkrun on: 19 May The Biggest Weekend: Coventry; key paths unusable (setup) 26 May The Biggest Weekend: Coventry; key paths unusable 1 September Godiva Festival 2018…


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On 3 February Coventry parkrun will be 8 years old. 

28 Jan 18

On 3 February Coventry parkrun will be 8 years old.


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Coventry parkrun – Christmas Day 2017 

29 Dec 17

Have yourself a merry parkrun Christmas… Is there anything better than an extra bonus parkrun before the food feast that is Christmas? Planning our Christmas parkrun was a diplomatic challenge – would we be allowed out at the prime present …


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Course inspections at Coventry parkrun 

8 Dec 17

Our Run Directors carry out course checks weekly at Coventry parkrun.


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Christmas at Coventry parkrun 2017 

8 Dec 17

Christmas at Coventry parkrun – 2017 16 December – will be this year’s Coventry parkrun Santa run.


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Coventry parkrun 384, 16 September 2017 

22 Sep 17

This week 651 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 99 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 383, 9 September 2017 

13 Sep 17

This week 679 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 382, 26 August 2017 

30 Aug 17

This week 593 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 2 September: Cancelled 

18 Aug 17

Due to the Donkey Derby (and the event setup) being held on 2 September in the War Memorial Park, there will be no Coventry parkrun on that day.


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Car parking at Coventry parkrun 

18 Aug 17

Please use the main Park Ride car park when joining us on Saturday mornings rather than the Leamington Road car park.


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Coventry parkrun, event number 379, 5 August 2017 

9 Aug 17

This week 548 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 109 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun, 8 July 

26 Jun 17

Due to the Godiva Festival taking place in the War Memorial park on 7 July – 9 July 2017, there will be no Coventry parkrun on 8 July.


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Coventry parkrun 371, 3 June 2017 

8 Jun 17

This week 705 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 90 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 369, 20 May 2017 

23 May 17

This week 782 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 130 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 368, 13 May 2017 

16 May 17

This week 745 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 114 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun pre-run briefings, 13 May 2017 

9 May 17

This week’s pre-run briefing will take place at 8.55am at the War Memorial.


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Coventry parkrun 367, 6 May 2017 

9 May 17

Well done to all for making the start line this morning for Coventry parkrun 367! This week 770 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 127 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 366, 29 April 2017 

30 Apr 17

Well done to all for making the start line this morning for Coventry parkrun 366! This week 717 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 135 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Coventry parkrun 355, 11 February 2017 

16 Feb 17

Well done to all for making the start line this morning for Coventry parkrun 355! Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Alan McDougall, Alison Lowe, Bryan Mercer, Casey Leaver, Charles…


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Coventry parkrun 351, 7 January 2017 

12 Jan 17

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Annette Cashmore, Bryan Mercer, Catherine Armstrong, Catherine Gough, Charles Brimble, Emma Keenan, Gaynor Thomas, George Percival, Iain Downie, …


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Christmas at Coventry parkrun 2016 

13 Dec 16

Christmas at Coventry parkrun – 2016 17 December – will be this year’s Coventry parkrun Santa run.


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Coventry parkrun 341, 5 November 2016 

10 Nov 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Alison Clark, Sandy Keighley, Andy Gandon, Andy Wilkinson, Bob Adams, Bryan Mercer, Charles Brimble, Craig Murray, Dan Rathbone, Emma Keenan, …


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Event Number 335 – 24th September 2016 

24 Sep 16

This week’s volunteer heroes Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Alison LOWE, Andy WILKINSON, Anne-Marie PASZKIEWICZ, Bryan MERCER, Charles BRIMBLE, Darren CHAMBERS, David GOODWIN, Elaine …


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Event Number 327 – 30th July 2016 – Chasing a PB! 

30 Jul 16

This was meant to be MY WEEK but fate had other ideas! Back at the end of March I completely changed all my racing goals – out went long distance in came speed (well my speed) and I decided to target my Coventry parkrun PB.


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Event Number 326 – 23rd July 2016 – Apricot Saturday 

25 Jul 16

For the last 14 weeks I have been a rather nomadic parkrunner; travelling north to Chester, all the way down to Evesham in the south, west to Ludlow and East to Beeston.


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Coventry parkrun 325, 16 July 2016 

16 Jul 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Sandy Keighley, Becky Walmsley, Bernard Blundell, Bryan Mercer, Buff Forbes Stone, Cathy Keay, Charles Brimble, Dan Rathbone, David Kingston, …


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Coventry parkrun cancellations 2016 

1 Jul 16

Due to the Godiva Festival taking place over the weekend of 2 July 2016, there will be no Coventry parkrun on 2 July 2016.


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Coventry parkrun 322, 18 June 2016 

23 Jun 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all of this week’s volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun!: Alison Lowe, Aloysius Keighley, Andrew Hales, Andy Gandon, Andy Scruton, Andy Wilkinson, Barbara Fox, Bryan Mercer, Charles Brimble, …


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Coventry parkrun 321, 11 June 2016 

11 Jun 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to Core Team E for hosting event 321 and to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun! Step forward and take a bow, our heroes: Alison Lowe, Bryan Mercer, Carol Williams, Cathy McKeown, …


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Coventry parkrun 319, 28 May 2016 

1 Jun 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Andy Wilkinson, Ben Walmsley, Bryan Mercer, Cathy McKeown, Charles Brimble, Elaine Robinson, Gaynor Thomas, Helen Ursell, James Padvis, John …


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Coventry parkrun 318, 21 May 2016 

23 May 16

This week saw some of our juniors take over as the event team for Coventry parkrun.


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Coventry parkrun 317, 17 May 2016 

19 May 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to Core Team C for hosting event 317 and to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun! This week’s heroes: Alan Schofield, Andrew Hales, Cathy McKeown, Charles Brimble, Cheryl Thomas, …


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Coventry parkrun 316, 7 May 2016 

15 May 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun: Amarjit Singh Randhawa, Bryan Mercer, Cathy Mckeown, Charles Brimble, Craig Marston, Edward Simmonds, Ellie Tooth, Gaynor Thomas, Jason Douglas, …


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Coventry parkrun 315, 30 April 2016 

5 May 16

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to Core Team A for hosting event 315 and to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have enjoyed our parkrun! Step forward and take a bow, our heroes: Alison Clark, Andy Wilkinson, Bryan Mercer, Charles Brimble, …


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Coventry parkrun 314, 23 April 2016 

28 Apr 16

Coventry parkrun 314,  23 April 2016 This week there were 626 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 135 recorded new Personal Bests.


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Make mine a skinny latte! – Event 311 

3 Apr 16

Like many other runners I am sure the post run coffee or tea is part of your normal parkrunday routine.


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31 March 2016 

31 Mar 16

Please ignore any emails relating to a parkrun on 31 March – this is an error on out part.


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Just a parkrun! – Event 308 

17 Mar 16

Now I need to get something off my chest.


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HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY! – Event 303 

7 Feb 16

HAPPY 6 th BIRTHDAY! – Event 303 What a day to celebrate being 6!  I am sure at one point on today’s run we all experienced very wet feet as the paths by the carpark actually became a river as the surface water was so great it cascaded down the …


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Winter weather and parkrun 

19 Jan 16

Winter weather and parkrun We try to make our events happen every single Saturday in the year, but inevitably we do occasionally have to cancel events because of inclement weather.


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Coventry parkrun 300 

14 Jan 16

300 Not Out Today was our record attendance breaking 300th parkrun event and the below table shows how we have progressed over the last six years and how we’ve grown.


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Coventry parkrun 299 – 2 January 2016 

3 Jan 16

Coventry parkrun 299 – 2 nd January 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR.


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Christmas at Coventry parkrun 2015 

12 Dec 15

Christmas at Coventry parkrun – 2015 19 December – will be this year’s Coventry parkrun Santa run.


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Sweatshop prize winner 

12 Nov 15

We are pleased to announce that this month’s Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Helen Hodge.


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Sweatshop Prize Winner 

12 Nov 15

We are pleased to announce that this month’s Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Kevin Hinson.


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Sweatshop Monthly Prize 

12 Nov 15

We are pleased to announce that this month’s Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Alison Clark.