Christmas Message

Hello parkrunners!

We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on an incredible last year and send you our very best for the Christmas season.

Neckarau parkrun has very quickly grown into something pretty special since our start on 2nd December 2017. We’re very proud of what we have achieved and very grateful for the support of the community in helping us to achieve the global parkrun goal of making the world a healthier and happier place. What has been most satisfying for us is to see the friendships that have been forged through our weekly event.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers over the last year that help to make each event possible. Whether you have volunteered once or regularly - we appreciate it very much. If you stood on the course cheering on the runners and walkers, if you had the courage to man the stop watch, scan the barcodes or hand out the tokens. If you got up early to help the RD set up the course safely or donned the orange vest to tail walk and clear up the course. If you led a warm up, entertained our runners, gave a run briefing, or baked a cake. THANK YOU. This is the spirit of parkrun and we honestly could not manage without your help.

We think it is actually through volunteering that you really take the parkrun concept into your heart, so if you have yet to become a high-vis-hero then we wholly recommend signing up in 2019. It doesn’t have to be regular - just once means that a member of our core team can enjoy a run day and experience parkrun as a ‘civilian’.

We would also especially like to thank our core team of run directors: Martin Kennedy, Martin Beck, Svenja Beck, David Jones and our occasional RD, Maja Hornig. Each week a lot happens behind the scenes to deliver a safe and fun event to you on Saturday mornings. Volunteer lists are managed, emails read and answered, conversations with parkrun HQ in the UK are held, and lots of messages are exchanged between the team. And lots of social media posts are scheduled. It doesn’t stop and start on Saturday morning for the core team. They volunteer their time all week and we want to share our appreciation of this incredible spirit with you all. THANK YOU.

On to plans for 2019. Our mission to grow the parkrun community in Mannheim continues - we want to encourage other sports and community clubs to participate as regular participants - as runners and volunteers - and enable occasional take-over events too. These are wonderful ways for clubs to find new members - parkrun has been recognised as a gateway into running clubs for people that might otherwise have felt intimated and we are happy to continue to support the wider community in this way. We also hope to be listed as the regular Saturday morning event in the city’s Sport im Park program after our successful event with them last year - your support in suggesting this to the sport department would be appreciated.

We are thinking of introducing pacers once a month for those that would like some extra help to improve their times at whatever level of walker, jogger or runner you are. We celebrate every achievement and milestone that matters to you and we hope this will provide an encouraging environment to help you reach a personal goal.

We will also help you to visit other parkruns in the form of a monthly ‘shout out’ on social media for anyone planning to tourist at another parkrun and so you can fill your car up with fellow participants. We think this is a lovely way for you to experience parkrun in another location, feel the fun of being a parkrun tourist, and helping to support our fellow parkrun events to grow around Germany. There are BIG plans for new events in 2019 so this will be a great opportunity!

We also know that many of our participants are signed up for some major running events next year - as always we will be supporting you as much as possible to lift your spirits during training and on event day too. We think the cheering at our finish line shows how much we all enjoy seeing each others success and that doesn’t just mean on Saturday mornings in the Waldpark.

That’s all from us. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for being part of the Neckarau parkrun family and making this a really special and supportive community.

David & Michelle

Event Directors, Neckarau parkrun

 

Coming up:

22nd Dec - 9am - Christmas Jumper Tag / Weihnachtspulli-Tag!

26th Dec ** 10am ** - Weihnachts-Spezial / Extra Christmas Event!

29th Dec - 9am - parkrun

5th Jan - 9am - parkrun

 

#51 run report 24.11.18

On this Movember day 54 joined us and ran, jogged and walked in the waldpark.
True to movember spirit our mobro Patrick Halli showed off his moustache and collected 103 Euros for men’s health – well done everyone!

If you would like to add to his Fundraiser:

https://mobro.co/13663178

 

We welcomed tourists from Nidda in Frankfurt and Newcastle in Australia and eight of you joined for their very first parkrun- welcome!

 

Big thank you to our volunteers! Without you this would not be possible:

Svenja BECK • Martin BECK • Michelle PURSE • Rainer HALLI • Patrick HALLI • Sonja KRAUSERT • Norbert LUBER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:54 on 30th June 2018 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Laura JANSEN who recorded a time of 18:51 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 569 participants have completed 2,329 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,645 km, including 408 new Personal Bests. A total of 97 individuals have volunteered 420 times.

 

FAQs

Due to the fantastic Sport im Park meets Neckarau parkrun event on 18th August, we might see a few new participants who are not familiar with parkrun. So we thought it would be helpful to post a few details of our event here to answer some common questions:

Do I need to register?
If you want a time for your run/walk then yes and bring your printed barcode along. But its totally ok to join us without registration to run or walk (volunteers are required to pre-register).
If you want to register, do so here: https://www.parkrun.com.de/register/

And if I register, what do I do with my barcode?
Print it out and bring it with you. It will be scanned at the finish line and you will be emailed your time after the event.

How long is it the course?
5km in a lovely loop from the start near Strandbad, then through the Waldpark, along the Rheinufer for a little bit and then at around 2.5km we turn back into the Waldpark towards the start.

Are wheelchair users welcome?
Yes! Our course is very suitable for wheelchair users. The course is ashphalt, forest path and gravel. It's a little bumpy at the final 1km but totally accessible for wheelchairs.

Are kids welcome?
Yes! But they must be accompanied by an adult and if under 11 years old stay within arms reach of their responsible adult at all times.
This includes children who volunteer - they must be registered in advance and supervised by a registered adult.
Our course is also suitable for pushchairs.

Are dogs welcome?
Yes, but kept on a short lead and only one per person.

Are walkers and nordic walkers welcome?
Absolutely!

Will I be too slow?
Nope! Our tailwalker always remains the last person on the course to cross the line. No matter how fast or slow you walk or run, you will be assured of a very jubilent cheer at the finish line.

How do I find the start?
We meet at Fransozenweg/Strandbadweg in Neckarau. Just besides the Strandbad car park. Either drive, cycle, run or take the tram line #3 to Rheingoldhalle and walk the final 1km to the start.

What's this about coffee and breakfast afterwards?
Many of us parkrunners stay for coffee and/or breakfast at nearby Purino restaurant (Strandbad) after the event and we would love it if you would join us (at your own cost - bring cash or EC card).

Can I come again?
Yes, parkrun takes place every Saturday at the same place at 9am. Please join us!

 

 

 

 

#35 run report 04.08.2018

On this warm parkrun morning 53 of you were out and about in the Waldpark and enjoyed a great morning.

Special thanks to Claudia and Andrea, who both brought water for our participants. That was very thoughtful and so nice of you! Thank you!

Our parkrun tourists, visited us from Navan, Ireland, Huddersfiel and Bakewell, UK. Welcome!

Today’s asthetical pleasing times include 22:00 from Maja, 31:00 from Ela and 32:22 from Eswar.

The event was made possible by the following fabulous volunteers:

Svenja BECK • Martin BECK • Emma PHILLIPS • Karen CHU • Andrea HALLI • Claudia DIENGER • Angele NEVEU • Alina SZUDROWICZ • Nadine SZUDROWICZ

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:54 on 30th June 2018 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Laura JANSEN who recorded a time of 18:51 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 409 participants have completed 1,400 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,000 km, including 275 new Personal Bests.

 

# 31 run report 07.07.18

This parkrun day we had 50 runners, joggers and Walkers and we were able to welcome 12 people for the first time at Neckarau parkrun. We had visitors from Falkirk, Swindon, Wimbeldon Common and Chippenham parkrun – welcome!

Our run director, Melbourne Martin, send some special greetings to Australia. Instead of a normal starting signal he shouted „aussie, aussie, aussie“ and the crowd replied with „oi, oi, oi“ and ran off.

As usual lots of you joined for breakfast and it was a great start into the Weekend.

Many thanks to our wonderful helper: without you our event would not be possible:

Svenja BECK • Martin BECK • Martin KENNEDY • Frank EHEMANN • Karen CHU • Stian BRUBAKKEN • Swantje RICHTER • Doris ZIMMERMANN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:54 on 30th June 2018 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Laura JANSEN who recorded a time of 18:51 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 373 participants have completed 1,216 parkruns covering a total distance of 6,080 km, including 260 new Personal Bests.

 

# 30 run report 30.06.18

56 participants ran, jogged or walked along our Course through the Waldpark.

It was a fast morning and we recorded a new Course record! Congratulations! Unfortunatley the runner didnt have his Barcode and, as you all know, „no Barcode, no time“.

Again, Chris Willis took some awesome p ictures – thank you!

Many thanks to our wonderful helper: without you our event would not be possible:

Susanne GABRIEL, Regina GREMMELSPACHER, Rainer GREMMELSPACHER, Matthias HERDEN, Maja HORNIG, Martin KENNEDY, Angele NEVEU, Sandra STROHSCHNITTER, Alexander STROHSCHNITTER, Amelia WILLIS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

 

 

#28 Run Report 16.06.2018

51 faboulous runners and walkers were out and about at the Waldpark this parkrunday and we had the pleasure of welcoming 12 first timers.

During our post parkrunbreakfast at Cafe Purino we were able to wittness 87 Canada goose Swimming along the Rhine – quite spectacular!

Thanks so much to this week’s “High-vis-heroes”, without whom we could not run our event. Today’s parkrun was brought to you by the awesome support of the following fabulous folk:

Allyn RAW • Damian NORTON • Martin BECK • Julie NORTON • David JONES • Emma PHILLIPS • Thomas RAW • Barbara WORST • Alexander STROHSCHNITTER • Amelia WILLIS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jakub BAL who recorded a time of 17:31 on 26th May 2018 (event number 25).
The female record is held by Laura JANSEN who recorded a time of 19:18 on 9th June 2018 (event number 27).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 343 participants have completed 1,058 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,290 km, including 219 new Personal Bests.

 

 

#27 Run Report 09.06.2018

What a fantastic Women’s Power Take-Over event we had this morning. We say lots of new faces, that we hope will become regular parkrunners.

We welcomed a tourist from Canberra, Australia and celebrated Thomas’ 10th run! He’s get his Junior 10 t-shirt very soon and we can’t wait to see it.

We set a new record for attendance today - an incredible 63 people ran, jogged, or walked parkrun #27. 10 people ran for the first time and 10 ran PBs. Rocking!

It was particularly exciting for us that on our Women Power Day, the first person to cross the border was a woman. What a great role model for all of us - Congratulations to Laura, who has also set the female course record.

Thanks so much to this week’s “High-vis-heroes”, without whom we could not run our event. Today’s parkrun was brought to you by the awesome support of the following fabulous folk:

Cathy HOPKINS • Anne MORRICE • Svenja BECK • Michelle PURSE • Julie NORTON • Jenny KIRK • Karen CHU • Barbara WORST • Claudia DIENGER • Alexander STROHSCHNITTER • Amelia WILLIS

Saturday’s timings and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page: http://www.parkrun.com.de/neckarau/results/latestresults/

We hope that we will see many of you next again Saturday. Please let us know if you are interested in becoming one of our volunteer helpers and joining the "High-Vis-Heroes"!

 

#26 Run Report 02.06.2018

On this sunny parkrunday 47 of you ran, jogged and walked our course. Nine of you were first timers at parkrun – a very warm welcome to you guys!

 

Many thanks go to our volunteers, who made this event possible:

Svenja BECK • Martin BECK • Michelle PURSE • Julie NORTON • David SWEENEY • Karen CHU • Susanne GABRIEL • Alexander STROHSCHNITTER • Angele NEVEU

 

If you walso want to help out, just shoot us a message. You can also find the current roster here:

http://www.parkrun.com.de/neckarau/futureroster/

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Katherine SHERIDAN who recorded a time of 19:40 on 19th May 2018 (event number 24).
The male record is held by Jakub BAL who recorded a time of 17:31 on 26th May 2018 (event number 25).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 321 participants have completed 944 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,720 km, including 204 new Personal Bests.

 

#25 Run Report 26.05.2018

On this lovely parkrunday 41 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests.

We had lovely visitors from Krakow, Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Tonbridge and Forest Rec parkrun- thanks for making us a destination.

The event was made possible by our awesome 11 volunteers:

Svenja BECK • Martin BECK • Michelle PURSE • Julie NORTON • Maja HORNIG • David SWEENEY • David JONES • Karen CHU • Swantje RICHTER • Marlene RICHTER • Malte RICHTER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Neckarau parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Katherine SHERIDAN who recorded a time of 19:40 on 19th May 2018 (event number 24).
The male record is held by Jakub BAL who recorded a time of 17:31 on 26th May 2018 (event number 25).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan OLLEY who recorded 82.17% (24:18) on 5th May 2018 (event number 22).

Neckarau parkrun started on 2nd December 2017. Since then 313 participants have completed 897 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,485 km, including 195 new Personal Bests.

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