The event has an official title now: Ashton Court parkrun, Bristol. Hopefully it will be the first of several parkruns for the city.
The website has been drafted but is not yet officially live, but if you are registering with parkrun, you can now select Ashton Court as your ‘home run’ from the appropriate pull-down menu. Please remember to register at www.parkrun.com before the first trial so that the organisers can test the registration and timing systems. And please register even if you are volunteering rather than running at the initial events.
The council have given parkrun a temporary licence for the two trials (26/3 and 9/4) and the first four official events (23/4 to 14/5 inclusive). So these dates are now confirmed. Hopefully parkrun can iron out any glitches early in this period and secure their long-term licence without any interruption to the regular programme.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with the organisation. They still need more volunteers however, so that they don’t need to call on people too often and everyone has plenty of opportunity to run. Please get in touch if you can help, and particularly if you are a trained first-aider. It would also be good to record these events for posterity, so if there is a keen photographer willing to take pictures of the trials, please contact park run.
Parkrun will be in touch early in the week commencing 21/3 to confirm availability and allocate roles. They are also planning a training session in use of the registration and timing equipment on Friday 25/3 from 1000-1300. A difficult day I know, but if you are free to join us, you’ll be very welcome.
Finally, funding by parkrun and its national sponsors, and major local sponsorship by Bristol City Council, has enabled this to happen, and they are very grateful for their support. However, they need to raise an additional small amount locally to cover sundries like signage, first aid kits, etc. If anyone knows of a local organisation that might be willing to offer a small sum in sponsorship, they would be very grateful to be put in touch.