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Living Sport 10K

Living Sport 10K

This weekend a whole bunch of us took part in the Living Sport 10k at Ferry Meadows. Ferry Meadows is a lovely park to run around and it was good to venture out into parts which you don’t get to see at parkrun. We had […]

3 more graduates

3 more graduates

Apart from Joy who picked up an injury at the end of her training, there were only 3 runners from our latest beginners cohort who were still to do their graduation parkrun. David, Jacqueline and Charlie were those runners and all three ran every step […]

Charity parlauf

Charity parlauf

Just a few months ago, one of our members was struck down with pneumonia. It is no exaggeration to say he was not far away from leaving us. However, thanks to the good people at the North West Anglian NHS Trust, Richard is not only back with us after his recovery but he is almost back to top form. As a man who runs ultras and does 20 minute parkruns, he is super fit and it is great to see him back to form.

We had a stall at Sawtry Carnival this year and raised £45 on there and we also held a charity parlauf session where we charged £1 per entry and encouraged people to bring along cakes to celebrate that Richard is well and truly alive.  In total we raised £165 for his Just Giving page.

It’s another parkrun takeover

It’s another parkrun takeover

We did our second parkrun takeover of the year on 22 June. Nona was Run Director and nearly all the volunteers came from the Club. We have nearly 100 registered runners at Peterborough parkrun now which is amazing considering we are such a young club […]

Green Wheel Relay!

Green Wheel Relay!

We loved this event last year when we had two teams. This time we were back with 4 teams. Being a newish club with a lot of new runners, it was quite a challenge finding people for the longer legs in this event but as […]

First time parkrun for the Squirrel

First time parkrun for the Squirrel

We alway have a Tail runner here at Sawtry Walk To Run to ensure no-one gets left behind. Club Captain Sue usually takes on this role and has become known as The Squirrel.

On one of the hottest days of the year so far, Sue decides to don her new suit to accompany Jackie round her first parkrun. Jackie has been running with us for about year but due to her job,cannot get out to run regularly but wanted to complete a parkrun alongside our fresh batch of graduates.

As ever Squirrel Sue was there and supported Jackie round in a time of 47.53 – well done to Jackie, and to Sue who was rather hot and sweaty after 5k dressed in a squirrel suit!

 

Early Graduation for Louise & Catherine

Early Graduation for Louise & Catherine

Our latest beginners cohort officially graduate to become 5K parkrunners next week following their 12 week None To Run programme. However, Catherine & Louise couldn’t make next week and so they did theirs a week early and both ran every step of the way with […]

Edinburgh 10K

Edinburgh 10K

Our Kat has been up in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh 10K and has sent us back this report:

Thankfully the weather was mild, rain has held off! The course starts flat, winds around backside of Arthur’s seat, starts climbing until 3km. Then a nice downhill & flat til ~6km. Slightly undulating thru 8km, then flat to finish. Last year I did it in 1:00:59, had goal of 57 to 58 this year. Lack of sleep, sluggish, walked bits of the hill of death, stopped to help a girl who fell…still pulled off 57:15! Now commencing breakfast grazing & tourism.

Well done Kat! We have 3 runners doing the Edinburgh Half and so look forward to hearing from them tomorrow.

Another SWTR parkrun First Timer

Another SWTR parkrun First Timer

Lee who has been on our latest beginners course, completed her first parkrun today in 35.57 – with no walking. Bearing in mind that she started with 30 second segments just 10 weeks ago, that is some achievement, and all before her official Graduation on […]