Phew what a scorcher. A magnificent 323 runners and walkers braved conditions bordering on tropical to tread our lovely parkrun course. The number of participants included 35 first timers and visitors, coming as far afield as Edinburgh, Norway and Australia (probably for Bas again).
It was the first Saturday of the month, which meant that it was photo day for anyone that had recently received a milestone shirt. The photograph featured 7 proud wearers of 50, 100 and 25 Volunteer shirts. Congratulations to all involved
Saturday was a milestone day for Kevin Orchard, who completed his 50th run. Congratulations also to Carole Burgess for joining the magical 250 club. I am sure that the parkrunners appreciated the cakes and strawberries. Many thanks to Jan North for her lovely sign.
The parkrun this week was made possible by the below volunteers.
Lisa TRENDELL • Paul NORTH • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Angela DEWEY • Devo WRIGHT • Philip BRINDLEY • Julie JACOBS • Les BLOUNT • Helen JUDE • Matthew THOMAS • Ann EGGINGTON • Laura BEAN • Colin YOUNGER • Michelle YOUNGER • Hayleigh POOLE • Bas JACOBS • Jeffrey WEYERS • Jack SEARLE • Sue DUKE • Martin VANDEN • Claire HOOPER
Everyone did a wonderful job. It was a struggle getting volunteers this week, so thank you to everyone for stepping up. If anyone would like to volunteer please message our Facebook page, or email the team at email@example.com. Please help Janice this week and over the next few weeks, as it helps enormously.
Although conditions were hot, 23 people managed to achieve new personal bests. Well done to everyone on putting in such a magnificent effort, including youngsters Jasper Valler and Saphal Gurung.
We celebrate our parkrun birthday on 21/07 so please come along and celebrate with us. There will be cakes (anyone may contribute) and optional fancy dress. Since our first parkrun on 16/07/11 7,002 participants have completed 62,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 311,570 km, including 10,216 new Personal Bests. On our first birthday in 2012 there were 59 runners and walkers in attendance. I think that we will beat that in 2 weeks time.