As of Nov 2015 we are now looking for volunteers for parkrun Trelissick / Truro. Details here.
parkrun has come to Cornwall!
parkrun came to Lanhydrock in January, and is the first parkrun for Cornwall. Being new to parkrun ourselves here at Lanhydrock, we have been really impressed by the turnout each week. parkrun is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to jog, walk or run 5k for fun and get timed for FREE, every Saturday at 9am. This is completely dependent on volunteers giving up some of their time on a Saturday morning to marshal, run direct, time keep, scan barcodes or hand out finish tokens. We’re very grateful to the Cornwall Sports Partnership for setting up this event and providing all the vital supplies. The route is marked out by way markers, sponsored by Run England, and can be run at any time, but parkrun offers an exciting and sociable atmosphere for a really enjoyable, but tough multi-terrain jog/walk/run. All runners need to do is have a look at the website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/lanhydrock/ to get your own personal barcode (no barcode, no timed result) and all the ‘need to know’ information, and then turn up on the day, ready to run at 9am.
We’re really keen to get the word out there. This isn’t just a great opportunity for Bodmin, but for the whole of Cornwall, as it’s the first in the county. We don’t just offer opportunities to take part in the run itself, but opportunities to help out with some of the volunteer roles too. Cornwall Sports Partnership has been brilliant in getting us set up with all the gear and training we need to get parkrun off the ground. We’re now at the point where we need to develop a broad volunteer base so that parkrun can carry on providing a fantastic opportunity for anyone to get out for a jog, walk or run in the great Cornish countryside. It’s also a brilliant opportunity for you to meet runners and talk about your club.
I know Lanhydrock is quite a trek from your home ground for many of you, but please do keep us in mind when you have a Saturday morning spare and fancy a day trip to a spectacular 1000 acre estate (now including cycle trails!)