Posts Tagged ‘Little Stoke Park’

Weekly ‘junior parkrun’ starts this Sunday in Little Stoke Park

Posted on Saturday 28th June 2014 at 9:22 am by SH (Editor)

Little Stoke Parkrun trial event on 22nd August 2012.

A junior version of the successful weekly Little Stoke ‘parkrun‘ has its inaugural event this Sunday (29th June 2014) in Little Stoke Park.

Parkrun is a free, weekly 5k timed run, which takes place all over the UK and beyond, every Saturday at 9am, all year round.

Speaking about the new 2km junior version of the run, which is for 4 to 14 year-olds, event director Ian Shepherd told The Journal:

“Although it has always been inclusive and attracted many families, the 5km distance of the ‘standard’ parkrun can be quite a challenge for children, which is where junior parkrun comes in.”

“At only 2km, the junior parkrun event is far easier on little legs, so the activity remains fun instead of becoming a chore. We also have a lot more marshals dotted around the course, making it safe for children to run on their own, although parents can still accompany them if they like.”

“The juniors also have their own reward scheme, earning different wristbands after 11, 21 and 50 runs, which represent the equivalent of half-marathon, marathon and ultra marathon distances.”

Subject to successfully mustering a roster of twenty volunteers each week, the Little Stoke junior parkrun team will be putting on the run every Sunday at 9am from 29th June onwards. All runners or volunteers need to do is register once at www.parkrun.org.uk, print out their personal barcode, then just turn up to run or email littlestoke-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

For more information, visit the ‘Little Stoke South Gloucestershire parkrun‘ and ‘Little Stoke junior parkrun‘ pages on Facebook.

Share this article:

UK_Best stuff in your city_468x60

Five-day funfair comes to Little Stoke Park

Posted on Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 3:41 pm by SH (Editor)

Funfair in Little Stoke Park.

Local residents have five days to enjoy a family funfair that opens tonight (Wednesday 14th May) in Little Stoke Park.

The attraction includes large and small rides, along with game and refreshment stalls.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Wednesday to Friday (14th to 16th May): 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 17th May: 1pm-9pm
  • Sunday 18th May: 1pm-6pm

Photo: Funfair at Little Stoke Park in May 2013.

Stoke Gifford Village Fete on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014.

Coming soon: The Stoke Gifford Village Fete at the Trust Grounds on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May (2pm to 5pm). Fun and games for all the family plus a Fun Dog Show in association with Bristol Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) from 2pm to 4pm.

Attractions include swing-boats; tea and cake; archery; barbecue; Punch & Judy; quad bikes; bouncy castles; Taekwon-do demonstration; brass band; stalls; coconut shy; candy floss; art and crafts and lots more.

The fete is sponsored by Stoke Gifford Trust Committee, Stoke Gifford Parish Council and Stoke Gifford Scout Group.

Share this article:

Funfair now open in Little Stoke Park

Posted on Thursday 16th May 2013 at 9:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Funfair in Little Stoke Park, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Local residents have four days to enjoy a funfair that opened tonight in Little Stoke Park.

Described by the parish council as a “small fun fair”, the attraction nonetheless includes dodgems, a ghost train and a number of other rides, as well as attractions for smaller children.

Opening times advertised by the council are :

  • Thursday 16th May: 6pm-9pm
  • Friday 17th May: 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday 18th May: 1pm-9pm*
  • Sunday 19th May: 1pm-6pm*

(*funfair advertising states 2pm-9pm for weekend).

More photos on PicasaWeb (The Journal).

Poster advertising Stoke Gifford Village Fete.

Coming soon: The Stoke Gifford Village Fete at the Trust Grounds on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May (2pm to 5pm). Fun and games for all the family plus a Fun Dog Show in association with Bristol Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) from 2pm to 4pm.

Attractions include swing-boats; tea and cake; archery; barbecue; Punch & Judy; quad bikes; bouncy castles; Taekwon-do demonstration; brass band; stalls; coconut shy; candy floss; art and crafts and lots more.

The fete is sponsored by Stoke Gifford Trust Committee, Stoke Gifford Parish Council and Stoke Gifford Scout Group.

For more details, visit: www.stokegiffordtrust.org.uk.

Share this article:

Weekly Parkrun to commence on 3rd November

Posted on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at 12:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Little Stoke Parkrun trial event on 22nd August 2012.

A new weekly ‘Parkrun’ for local runners and joggers is to begin in Little Stoke Park on Saturday 3rd November.

Parkrun is a free, weekly 5k timed run, which takes place all over the UK and beyond, every Saturday at 9am, all year round.

News of the start of the regular weekly session follows a successful trial event in the park on Wednesday 22nd August, attended by around 80 runners.

Feedback received from participants in the trial was generally positive, with praise for the flat course and good marshalling.

Concerns that the course had too many sharp turns and might become slippy in wet weather have been addressed by adjusting it to make more use of the tarmac paths.

The revised course now consists of  three laps on tarmac plus an 800m finish section partially on grass.

Runners are asked to register in advance via the Parkrun website.

Post-run coffee and cakes will be available in the Community Hall.

The results from each run are normally published on the website by the following day.

Another local parkrun, in Bristol’s Ashton Court, was established in April 2011 and now regularly attracts more than 100 entrants.

More info: Official Little Stoke Parkrun webpage

More photos from the Parkrun trial event in August on PicasaWeb.

Share this article:

0

The Stoke Gifford Journal magazine - your MONTHLY local newspaper.
Ocean Estate Agents, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.