We had a Torbay Velopark 5k parkrun meeting on Monday 23rd November in Torquay arranged by John Drennen South Devon AC,
Follow people was at the meeting...
Councillor Robert Exell from Torbay Council,
Robert Loxton Chairman from Torbay Sports Council,
John Wisely Parkrun Ambassador,
Drennen South Devon Athletic Club,
Tony Bennett Brixham Harriers
and from Torbay Athletic Club, myself Stephen Wilbraham,
Simon Gilboy and
Brian Lewis who also from THHN Charity.
The meeting went really well.
We now have Torbay Council looking a funding source for a future Torbay Velopark 5k parkrun event which will cost a funding source £2500 + maybe VAT. So could be almost £3k.
A bid has been made and fingers cross we could get some good news this month. If Bid fails then hopefully the Council will look for another source.
Robert Excell hopes he can get course permission, fingers cross :)
If we get the Funding and Course Permission then we just need to do some paper work including a Risk Assessment and maybe the parkrun can be create, hopefully by Easter :)
We have plenty of volunteers which is really good at this stage
(about 70 volunteers)
There will be no pressure to volunteer once the parkrun starts.
I will update this page when I get more news.