Pershore Plum Plodders are proud to sponsor this local project which is aiming to raise £12000 to build a lasting horse sculpture by local blacksmith Steven Ellis Cooper which will mark the 100 year centenary of the first World War. Any surplus funds being donated to Combat Stress Mental Health Charity. (Charity Number: 206002). The project was set up by local woman Sue Cosnett and to find out more or to donate, please click HERE.
Who remembers a lovely couple who live in Nogains (about 9km into our Plum 10k race) who offered to cool the competitors down with a hose pipe during the race?! Well tonight I had the pleasure of dropping off some flowers and chocolates to say thank you on behalf of the club. Top supporting, which I know a lot of runners appreciated on the day.
Well what a morning that was ! Glorious sunshine was overhead as some of us arrived early to set up the Plum gazebo, a few flags and give final instructions to Marshals. We had over 80 Plum volunteers (some missed the picture)! who covered nearly all Parkrun roles including a great number of cheering marshals around the course which i later found had contributed to a new Worcester Woods volunteering record with a total of 110 people doing their bit to make the morning one to remember. Bells, rattles and clapping could be heard from miles away thanks to the great support on course where some runners later describing it as a “race atmosphere” Pacers were available every minute from 21 – 36 minutes which people took advantage of and bagged PB’s. I have made a little video of the morning so please click HERE and take a look, you may even spot yourself !
Parkrun is a volunteered ran event and only made possible by those who put themselves out and make it happen for the rest of us week in week out. If you haven’t done so already, please please put yourself down to volunteer at you local Parkrun and give something back, so many people just turn up each week to run/jog/walk and don’t think about others giving up their time so you are able to enjoy it. It really is lovely being on the other side of the fence so to speak and it helps the event runs smoothly. There is a variety of roles to be filled so contact your local Parkrun and get involved.
This Saturday 14th September @ Worcester Woods Parkrun, the Pershore Plum Plodders will be hosting a takeover. Filling all volunteer roles and pacers from 21 – 36 mins for you to chase. There will also be a big number of cheering Plum Marshals around the course to help support and encourage you along the way so please come along and join in what is always a lovely morning. We will have our gazebo up so after, please pop along and see us if your looking for any info on joining our super friendly and supportive club. #UTP
On the 1st of August, the Pershore Plum Plodders will have a box located at the EVESHAM branch after being selected to be part of the Waitrose and Partners Community matters scheme which runs throughout the entire month of August.
At the end of your shop in branch, you will receive a token (as shown in the picture above) to put in the box of the good cause you would most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the amount of the £1000 it receives.
The Pershore Plum Plodders will be using any money that has very kindly donated for the training and development of our new and existing members.
Please let family and friends know about this great scheme and to pop a token in our box after doing their shopping !
Saturday 27th July saw two more of our C25K participants complete the 9 week programme by joining us at Worcester Woods Parkrun. It was a slightly damp morning with rain showers but this didn’t dampen the spirits of these two determined lades who put all their hard work in to practice and did themselves proud. Suzanne Price lead the course, which started on the 13th May, with help from various club members who were on hand to support and encourage participants each week. Steadily building up their stamina, distance and confidence in a safe manner helped them achieve their goal which we were delighted to see. Each lady received a medal for completing the C25K and also enjoyed a nice warm cuppa at the end !
Brilliant achievement from both ladies and many congratulations. We will look forward to seeing you join in with our usual Plod nights.
If you, or anyone you know of, are thinking about taking up running, maybe you’re getting back into it after time away or you are just looking for a friendly club to join, then why not come along to one of our Monday night sessions where someone will be on hand to start you off on your running journey with us ? Click here to find out more. #UTP