Wow 474 runners and walkers smashed our attendance record of 410 from the previous week. We expected a slight rise in January and had ordered the next set of tokens as ours only went up to 448 just in case, but didn't expect that many. We also made our finish funnel a bit longer to prevent a back up to the finish line. Can I remind everyone not to duck out of the funnel, stay in order, take a token at the end, get the token scanned, and only cross the finish line once. This prevents problems with the results meaning other runners could possibly get the wrong time and a longer wait for your result.
So far in 2019 we have had 107 new people register for a barcode at Andover. This week we had 52 first timers to Andover of which 32 their first parkrun ever. I hope you all enjoyed the great atmosphere on Saturday and will return for more. parkrun is a run/walk where you can take part at your own pace, in your own way, for many reasons.
We had an amazing team of 26 volunteers this week, many doing it for the first time or doing a new role. Thank you for the fantastic role you all played in making Saturday run smoothly and supporting all the runners and walkers. If you would like to have a go at volunteering , just drop us a message, when and what you would like to do. You can view the roster at www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/futureroster.
The course is still holding up well and with lots of first timers last week aiming to improve on their first run, 54 of you managed a personal best. Well done all of you.
Just the one milestone t-shirt earned this week with Sebastian Cash running his 50th.
There are many reasons why people take part at parkrun, to get fit, lose weight, volunteer, train for another event, make new friends, do something with all the family, or just to get out of the house for an hour. What ever your reason I hope we can help and be there for you every Saturday morning.We process the results upstairs in McDonalds after everything is packed away, feel free to come and join us for a coffee and talk all things parkrun.
Have a great week and see you all Saturday