We started the year by taking new memberships and membership renewals. After that flurry of activity we had the notices and vote on this year’s resolutions. Of the five choices, Stop FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) got the most votes and has been put forward as the vote from Gloucester Road WI.

We were also joined by Geoff Keogh, parkrun ambassador for the South West and one of the volunteers that started Ashton Court parkrun, who spoke about how parkrun has grown both locally and around the world since it’s beginnings back in 2004.

The actual run has been described as the plumbing of parkrun with it becoming much more than just a run as everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer. After the meeting one lady told us how, whilst she no longer takes part in parkrun, she loves to read the weekly newsletter as it is full of inspirational stories from across the parkrun community.

Photo Credit: James Bushnell via Eastville parkrun