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Feb 18

California Country Park - New ParkRun

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Edited: Feb 19

A new Parkrun is about to hit the trails, at California Country Park as of 23rd Feb. The course starts with a lap of the woods, an out and back section on the greenway, up a muddy bridleway, along a public footpath, a repeat of the lap of the woods and a 200m sprint to the finish, just 5k which is a walk (run) in the park for most of you!


As Charlie will be race directing the 2nd event (2nd Mar) it would be a great opportunity for the Berkshire Trail Runners to attend and support this new event. For those that can attend can you wear your BTR shirts please as it may give our club a little exposure too.


Obviously Parkrun depends on volunteers to make it work so if any of you are able to help out please take a look at the volunteer list below, marshalls, scanners and number checkers are all easy roles for anyone unfamiliar with Parkrun.


California Country Park is straight down Nine Mile Ride from Swinley forest just 16 min drive.


Finally DONT forget your barcode!


Parkrun: California Country

Register: ParkRun Registration

Volunteer: Volunteer List

The location: California Country Park




Feb 19

Thankyou Patrick for putting this up. I’m very excited to be part of the team for this new parkrun. It really is a lovely venue and I’m sure will be a success. As Patrick says the first one is this Saturday, however there are a breed of park runners that visit all inaguaral parkruns and we could be inundated with them which is a shame as we do need a bedding in period as there’s bound to be tweaks we need to make. Next Saturday the 2nd though I am run director so would be lovely to see you for the support and also to promote Berkshire Trail Runners. Patrick you can bring some flyers to hand out to the finishers if you like.

See you all soon, love Charlie x

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