Tarmac brings the cake and good spirits in support of Panshanger parkrun

January 5, 2023

Tarmac employees were out in numbers at Panshanger Park in December, volunteering to support the Panshanger parkrun and its 165 participants on a chilly Saturday morning.  

In total, 24 Tarmac volunteers donned their hats and gloves to help out running the weekly event, contributing cakes and hot drinks at the finish line to help warm up the muddy runners. As landowner of the 1,000-acre park, which lies between Hertford and Welwyn Garden City,  Tarmac was proud to help supporting the parkrun, which has taken place in Panshanger Park since 2014. 

At least one dog and 165 human runners took part in the event, with the winner of the 5k announced as Sam McNally in a speedy time of 18:52.  

Sharon Palmer, national environmental permitting manager for Tarmac, said: “We were delighted to be out volunteering at Panshanger parkrun, as part of our ongoing programme of exciting events celebrating our support of the community in Hertfordshire.  

“The hundreds of runners, volunteers and supporters who come out every Saturday are a testament to the strength of the local community, and we’re always delighted to help out where we can.  

“Anyone willing to brave the elements so early on a Saturday morning more than earned their tea and cake!” 

Tarmac’s support of the recent parkrun comes at an exciting time for Panshanger Park, with the recent announcement of a new woodland to be created as part the park’s contribution to Her Majesty The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. 

With 17,000 trees to be planted, the new woodland will incorporate 19 different species of trees to create a resilient woodland. New paths will be created to allow park visitors to access the woodland, with the public invited to help plant trees. To get involved, visit the Panshanger Park website 

For more information about the Panshanger parkrun, which happens at 9:00am every Saturday, visit the parkrun website.