parkrun USA newsletter 14th November 2012

<br /> parkrun USA newsletter 14th November 2012<br />

Welcome to this month's newsletter

In this month's newsletter we bring you updates from our Halloween Costume Run, We ask “Where Are You”, A Christmas Holiday Party is being planned, Livonia parkrun six month point totals and our ‘parkrunner of the month’ feature

The last few weekends have afforded Livonia parkrunners bright, sunny skies and crisp temperatures for their Saturday morning jaunt. These ideal conditions have not been shelved as a number of new personal bests have been recorded including a new course record time of 18:20 by visiting UK runner Ian Fearon taking forty-two seconds from the previous course record. With a regular appearance from parkrun UK runners, and most recently a Irish National Team Member showing at Livonia parkrun, how soon until we see a USA parkrunner set the course record?/

The Halloween Costume Run was great fun. Others in the park that morning enjoyed the parade of costumed parkrunners making their way around the course. Prizes donated from Running Fit – Northville were awarded to the best parkrunner costumes. The ghoulish fun was captured on camera. Check out the Livonia parkrun album.

Where Have You Been? You know who you are!! We’ve 314 registered parkrunners,314! With fall sport season’s coming to an end, don’t decide to sleep in!! Get ready for your winter sport season stay motivated with parkrun. We run every Saturday morning at 9am. Come out and join your friends! You don’t have to be a runner, but a community and fitness minded coffee drinker. Register and bring a friend, neighbor ,family member or co-worker to Livonia parkrun this weekend and see what we’re all about. Livonia parkrun will turn you into a runner!!

Run Happy. Run Often.

Rick and Lori (contact us)

Volunteer Reminder

We’re in need of more parkrun heroes…. You, our Volunteers!! Livonia parkrun will only continue to happen because volunteers will make this happen. Please do not wait to be asked, we are delighted to see emails asking to volunteer. Every Saturday Livonia parkrun needs volunteers to place the course direction signs, scan registrant bar codes and finisher place cards, assemble and clean-up the finish chute funnel and take photographs, (we’ll even provide the camera). Our rule of thumb has always been that we ask all our most regular runners to volunteer three times a year. There are roles to suit everyone including children. You’ll get your name in lights and you’ll gain points for the yearly competition!! We’d be delighted to have new volunteers each week! Contact Us To Volunteer

Event News


Join us for post parkrun coffee, hot chocolate and socializing at Bigbee Coffee - Livonia, located 33443 West Seven Mile, just west of Farmington Road.

Livonia Park and Recreation Dept. have announced the gate to the park will be closing in the next two weeks. Please use the small west most parking lot between the golf course and baseball field near the fitness par-course and playscape; we’ll continue with the same course; just slightly altering the start and finish area.

Livonia parkrun Christmas Party – Saturday 7pm – George Murphy’s’ – More information will follow. Come out and enjoy the festive evening. Check with Livonia Social Committee William Pederson and Doug Ware, aka Wheaties and Gillette.

A Reminder to please be courteous to others who use the park each Saturday morning. The section along the bike path (from 2k-3.2k) is usually active with dog walkers and cyclists as is the back soccer field with flag football. Please be alert as you come up on or are passing someone. A courteous “On your Left” or “On Your Right” with a cheerful “Good Morning” will keep us all happy, healthy and safe to enjoy our community fun at parkrun each Saturday morning.

Wow! Livonia parkrun is nearing the six month anniversary date. Here are the point standings after November 10.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
William PEDERSON (Unattached) 1476 pts.
Spencer GREVE (Unattached) 1319 pts.
Kostas VOUTSINAS (Unattached) 1238 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jennifer GREVE (Unattached) 1489 pts.
Sheila DOW (Unattached) 1434 pts.
Callie KANE (Unattached) 1191 pts.

New parkrun USA locations on the way! Orlando, Walnut Creek and Houston will offer parkrunners warm weather destinations this winter. All three new parkrun communities plan to go live in late January or early February. Stay tuned for more information.

Feedback from the field

None this week. Drop me an email if you have an interesting parkrun related
fact, happening or comment that you would like to share with all parkrunners.

parkrunner of the month

parkrunner of the week
Name:   Greg Coyne
Number of year running   20
Hometown   Temperance, MI
Occupation:   Sales Trainer (Gerry Weinberg & Associates-Sandler Training)
Number of runs:   12
Future running goals:   Do another 10K and ½ Marathon in the next 6 months
What do you like about parkrun:   The Camaraderie with the regulars (The growing relationships with the runners who come every week)
Favorite parkrun moment:   When I get a PR and Halloween (Costumes!)
Favorite music choice:   AC/DC


Barcode reminder

Barcodes are used at all our events to record your result. Please collect and print your barcode here. No barcode, No result!

All questions answered

Do you have a question about parkrun? How do I collect my club T-shirt? How do I get my barcode? All your questions are answered here.

Volunteering at parkrun

We ask every parkrunner to volunteer 3 times a year. When volunteering you receive the maximum number of points towards the yearly competition.

Children at parkrun

All children under 11 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Guardians must ensure that children place themselves appropriately so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken at the start. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

the parkrun show

The parkrun show

You can download your copy of the parkrun show here. (iTunes)

The parkrun show is the audible roundup of the "goings on" of everything that caught the teams eye from the weekend in parkrunworld.

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