Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. These runs are a fantastic way to run with other people and assess your progress and fitness levels as they improve.
There are always a few club members at the Temple Newsam Parkrun who will be happy to support any Harriers – Usually we treat ourselves to replacement calories in the cafe afterwards as well!
Parkrun is entirely organised by a team of volunteers and without these kind people giving up their Saturday morning run Parkrun would not be possible.
As a club we try to help ease the burden with a ‘Takeover’ of all volunteer posts. We tend to do this once in summer and the nearest Saturday to Valentine’s day when as many club members take over all of the volunteer positions and show off what a fantastic club we are!
Periodically we also try to unofficially takeover by flooding the volunteer roster with club members. Parkrun is an important part of the running community that we are keen to support.