Event no. 374, 1st December 2018

The overnight rain finished just in time for the 199 runners (and several enthusiastic dogs) to start supported by 22 wonderful volunteers (some of whom must have been setting up in the rain – so thank you for that). Conditions underfoot were a bit slippery so it's even more of an achievement that 10 people achieved PBs.

It was great to have several parkrunners join us from beyond Abingdon including one from Moscow (I particularly enjoy that the results table keeps the name in the correct alphabet) and also another graduate of couch to 5k as well as Daisy Sherwood achieving her milestone 10th on her 11th birthday and Nick Andrews and Rachel Hassey both reaching 50.

As always our volunteers were cheerful  - I find this particularly encouraging in the 4th kilometre as I am sure that the big field gets bigger between the 1st and 2nd time round!

Katharine de Villiers