Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism 2019 / 2020
For those who don't know (will there be anyone?) parkrun is a fantastic organisation, providing free 5km running events all over the UK and beyond, generally at 9AM on a Saturday morning. There are plenty of parkrun events within reach from Reigate for us to have a full schedule with a different parkrun each month for at least 2 years. You register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/ and once registered you can visit any parkrun with your printed bar code (provided on registration). Results are provided later in the day on the parkrun website.
Who can come with us?
We want to invite senior Reigate Priory AC members, parents of junior members and accompanied junior members along to the parkrun events, but as long as there is space non-members can tag along. Note that for club members, we want to encourage you to wear your Reigate Priory AC vest.
Our parkrun tourism schedule
We have planned some dates for parkrun tourism for this coming year.
Our provisional schedule (liable to change dates/venues) is as follows...
|22nd June 2019||Worthing parkrun - with minibus travel|
|27th July 2019||Mole valley parkrun|
|24th August 2019||Tilgate parkrun|
|5th October 2019||Horsham parkrun|
|23rd November 2019||Hove parkrun - with minibus travel|
|28th December 2019||Reigate Priory parkrun|
|25th January 2020||Banstead Woods parkrun|
|29th February 2020||Nonsuch parkrun|
|28th March 2020||Tooting Common parkrun - with minibus travel|
We wish to cover the majority of the park runs using car sharing, but for three of them we will take minibuses.
Our first visit - Worthing parkrun Saturday 22nd June 2019
Why Worthing parkrun?
Worthing is a large and attractive seaside town in West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs with a pier and a long sea front.
But, and this is the main point, Worthing parkrun is a flat and fast out-and-back. It is PB material. Indeed, my two fastest parkrun times are set here. If you want to see what is possible here, see the Worthing results from 25th May 2019.
Afterwards, the visit to the hotel with a slap-up breakfast will cap off a wonderful visit to Worthing.
What is the itinerary?
The schedule will be...
|7:15||Arrive at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance). We have use of the car park.|
|7:20||(Latest) set off for Worthing.|
|8:30||Arrive at Worthing.|
|10:00||Breakfast in The Burlington hotel.|
|11:00||minibus departs Worthing.|
|12:30||Back in Reigate College car park.|
You can see the article from our previous Worthing park run adventure here.
What does it cost?
The cost is £14.50, which includes a full breakfast from The Burlington hotel on Worthing seafront and a contribution towards the minibus. The cost for non-members is £17.50, which includes breakfast but reflects a full payment for the minibus hire, although non-members will need to wait until the 13th June for confirmation as seniors, parents and accompanied juniors have priority over the seats available.
You can see the provided breakfast here, and you will need to send us your main breakfast selection from this list, although they can do special requests and dietary requirements - just ask us.
How do I take part?
If you'd like to take part, please send me an email on the address below before Thursday 13th June, and include who would like to come with their breakfast selection from here...
... and I will reply back with confirmation and details of how to pay.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday June 22nd.