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Nonsuch Parkrun in February 2018
|Date||Every Saturday, 9 am|
|Location||Ewell, United Kingdom|
|Distance||5 kilometres (3.1 miles)|
|Established||17 September 2011|
|Course records||Men's: 14:56 (2015) |
Women's: 17:03 (2016)
Nonsuch Parkrun is a 5K run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am in Nonsuch Park, Surrey. It has taken place every week since September 2011 and is entirely run by volunteers. It is part of the global network of free to enter Parkrun events which take place every Saturday morning. More than 300 events have taken place, with two different routes used.
Nonsuch Parkrun has two courses, which both start in the centre of Nonsuch Park, just to the south-west of Nonsuch Mansion. Course A is just under two laps and finishes just north of Nonsuch Mansion, whilst Course B is nearly three laps and finishes to the west of Nonsuch Mansion. Course B is primarily used in the winter when Course A is prone to flooding and excessive mud.
Course B was first run in February 2013. Nonsuch Parkrun is occasionally cancelled due to bad weather, with grassy areas prone to flooding.
As with all other Parkrun events, the runs are organised by volunteers. Runners must pre-register on the Parkrun website and bring their barcode with them to get a recorded time for the event. With this barcode, a runner can record a time at any Parkrun they choose to run at.
After a pilot run in August 2011, Nonsuch Parkrun started on 17 September 2011 with 199 runners taking part in the inaugural event. In the first few months, the turnout averaged just over 100, before gradually increasing over time. The record attendance currently stands at 705 runners, set on 3 June 2017. As of 2018, Nonsuch Parkrun averages around 500 runners.
Nonsuch Parkrun held its 50th event on 11 August 2012 and its 100th event on 20 July 2013. In June 2016, Nonsuch Parkrun celebrated its 250th event, with Parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt in attendance.
Due to its large turnout, Nonsuch Parkrun has over 30 volunteer roles including some uncommon to other Parkrun events such as a Lead Bike and Visually Impaired Guides.
- Men: 14:56 (Kojo Kyreme, 2015)
- Women: 17:03 (Steph McCall, 2016)
Surrounding Parkrun events
- List of Parkruns in the United Kingdom
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