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Parkrun 28th January Old Deer Park Richmond 9:00 start

The nominated club parkrun for Jan/Feb is Old Deer Park (Richmond) on Saturday 28th January (9 a.m. start).  To appear in the results prior registration is essential (free at and you must take a printed copy of your barcode with you.   The event itself is free thanks to sponsorship by Sweatshop, London Marathon and Lucozade.
See parkrun website for course map, etc
Thanks to all those who have already let Steve Newell know that they intend to take part.
To support your club Club vests or T-shirts should be worn and we'll take a team photo before the start at 0855.
Parking tips.
The organisers have requested that runners do not use the pay/display carpark by the swimming pool.
There is a large car park on the opposite side of Twickenham Road (A316) and there is a footbridge available for a safe crossing of what can be quite a busy road.  Charges are 1.60 for an hour and 2.35 for 90 minutes.  You can turn into the car park when approaching from either directions.   To exit towards Twickenham Bridge, use main exit - left turn only allowed.
To exit to Richmond Roundabout, leave via Park Lane, then left, right and left again at the Orange Tree pub.
There are parking bays in Kew Road, by the London Welsh RFC ground which are FREE until 1000 - thereafter on a pay/display basis.

There is a fence near the finish where cyclists tether their steeds.


Old Deer parkrun has been struggling for numbers, especially since Gunnersbury started, so a good turnout will be appreciated.  It is not on the same scale as Bushy, Black Park, etc and the record turnout so far is only 83.
The course is three laps of about a mile plus a bit to make it a 5k.
Apart from crossing a narrow tarmac path the run is all on grass.
It is not dead flat but there are no significant hills.
The area is quite open with few trees and so a strong breeze can provide an alternative challenge.
Course records are 16:59 (M), 19:21(F)
Selected age group record holders
M50-54 Ray Owens 18:15 (last month)
M65-69 Michael Morphy 26:22 (John Coffey must be tempted)
M70-74 Brian Bennett  24:03 (Feb 2011)
No man over 75 has ever completed the course (Alan Anderson please note) but Pat Hewlett ran 36:29 on New Year's Eve as a 75 year old.




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