Inaugural parkruns

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Craigellachie
But there’s no bar to include the name of the town in the naming policy if it’s part of the name of the park! Forfar Loch is another example.
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2:28pm, 10 May 2022
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Dvorak
A knife a fork a bottle and a cork,
That's the way we spell New York!

If you go down the Dillinger route instead ;-)

Anyway, looking at the map around Ashbourne, Uttoxeter seems a notable omission. A little searching indicates trial events, but then Covid. Nearby Burton also had a passing mention.

Slightly oddly, Uttoxeter Road Runners have announced the resumption of their Park Run championship for 2022 - with bonus points awarded for volunteering at Uttoxeter parkrun.

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2:39pm, 10 May 2022
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Uttoxeter has been on the cards for a while, not sure of the start date - but when it does it will also fill a hole:

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10:44pm, 10 May 2022
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Craigellachie
I’ve seen lots of chat about Uttoxeter but the soft start policy means it won’t go online till a few days before launch - whenever launch is. I also know from recent experience that there’s a queue of new parkruns waiting to launch and it’s 6-8 weeks from absolutely everything being nailed down to actually starting because HQ only have so many staff and some staff time is still tied up relaunching events post Covid, which reduces the staff resource for new events. Once we had final permission to go ahead the start date was six weeks after that. I saw on another group that it’s currently eight weeks.
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10:46pm, 10 May 2022
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Craigellachie
As for why there’s a gap on the map - 90% of the time the answer is the same. Lots of people asked why there was no parkrun here in Arbroath but the simple answer was no one had made a serious offer to start one.

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There may be an inaugural parkrun happening near you. Best to check with the local parkrun volunteers to see if they want you to know about it or not.

Otherwise there are plenty of already established parkruns to go to in the UK and abroad, see: parkrun.org.uk

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