Like dark mornings and lettuce, freezing temperatures are an inevitability of this time of year we would definitely prefer to do without.
But even with the chill in the air and the slight frost on the ground, 312 brilliant runners, joggers and walkers took part in event #84. Well done to you all.
As ever, it was all made possible by our 41 amazing volunteers. We can’t have a parkrun all year round without a full roster all year round, so a massive thank you to everyone who wrapped up warm and made it happen this week.
We have some gaps to fill in on our volunteer roster over the next few weeks so if you are able to sign up to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we really appreciate everyone who steps forward and the event really can’t happen without you.
On the subject of attendances, this week’s attendance was our 10th highest ever and our 11th time over 300.
Even more incredibly, it was our 4th consecutive week over 300.
When we started the event in June 2017, any attendance over 250 (even in warm conditions!) was pretty unthinkable and it means a lot for us to see so many people supporting and loving the event all through the winter.
Here’s a comparison of our attendances this year vs same time last year. Left hand side is June 2017 (yellow) vs June 2018 (purple) and so on.
It’s brilliant. Special thanks to everyone who’s introduced us to their friends and family ☺
We also had a record number of pacers this week - 13 volunteer pacers helped 59 of you to a brand new PB!
Thanks very much to Simon (20), Kevin (22), Stephen (23), Oscar (25), Oliver (26), David (27), Danny (28), Ivor (29), Maggie (30), Chris (32), Nicola (33), Michaela (38) and Henry (40).
Seeing all the comments thanking them made our day ☺
A little reminder of our favourite phrase...
You probably hear keep to the left, overtake on the right ringing out around Lake Meadows all the time but it's crucial to the safety and enjoyability of the event so please do stick with it as much as possible.
Like driving on a motorway but with less noise and more ducks.
Dave Sweet who has been a volunteer at Billericay from the start has joined the core team and is RD next week for the first time so be nice ☺ Good luck Dave you'll ace it.
Until next time!
Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun. If you want to volunteer, email us at email@example.com
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If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE
Why not trade up your paper barcode to some of those snazzy plastic barcodes and wristbands? You can get them at the parkrun barcode website and never worry about soggy paper ones again! ICE details can also be printed on them as well.