In a moment of madness I said I’d devote the first week of the school holidays to a series of informal events in local parks. (Even though BOF isn’t paying me to do it!) Dave Ellis and I have organised it and some kind folk from COBOC and HOC have volunteered to help. The events will take place between approximately 2 pm and 4 pm, and each afternoon there’ll be a 1 km and 3 km course and a short score. We did think about using SI but our experiences at Aston Hall have put us off – if there is SI it’ll be limited to the 1 km course.

Programme (subject to final permissions):

Sun/Mon 24/25 Cannon Hill Park

Tue 26 Witton Lakes

Wed 27 Handsworth Park

Thu 28 Pype Hayes

Fri 29 Rectory Park, Sutton

The events are free and there’ll be prizes (dunno what yet!) for children who attend on more than one day, as well as for the Adult Of The Week. For more info, or if you’d like to help, email