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Great Run Local thread?

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Nov 2016
12:40pm, 16 Nov 2016
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I know they are not quite of parkrun's stature, surprised though there isn't a thread dedicated to them and their progression.

Not that I've actually done one, but there is one in my "ancestral" home town which I should do at some point.
Nov 2016
12:49pm, 16 Nov 2016
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larkim - I'm fairly sure I've seen Great Run Local being discussed of Fetch in the last 6-12months, but the only specific thread I can find (http://www.fetcheveryone.com/forum__53323__1__parkrun_vs_nova_internatiomal) is over 3-years old.

My closest parkrun and Great Run Local are both in the same park... but I've only ever ran the parkrun.
Nov 2016
1:14pm, 16 Nov 2016
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I wonder if the great run locals are less well enthused about by fetchies compared to the warm and cosy feeling most of us have about parkrun?
Nov 2016
2:07pm, 16 Nov 2016
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I think it's more that hardly any Fetchies have ever been to one. I can think of one enthusiast at Glasgow and maybe three more who have attended at all. I have a wristband, but have never been.

They do seem to be the neglected child of the Great Run organisation, I'm surprised that they haven't done at least a little more with them. I wonder if, with Great Run starting events in more places, they might piggyback off those? Stirling, for example, will have a Great Run marathon next year, biut the nearest parkrun is around twelve miles away.
Nov 2016
2:19pm, 16 Nov 2016
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One could be forgiven for scepticism of the motives given what they charge for their headline events.
Nov 2016
3:21pm, 16 Nov 2016
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Is there any grounds to the theory that Birmingham is relatively underserved by parkruns (meaning huge numbers at each) because the council decided to buddy up with Great Run Local?
Nov 2016
3:23pm, 16 Nov 2016
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Sorry, that's not very good English, is it? :(

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