Its that time again!! Saturdays seem to come around so quick, is that me getting old? Or just the excitement of it all!
FINALLY we have a parkrun day where its nice and fresh out and there isn't a sign of any rain!!! Wohoooooooooo!!
I acted as Run Director today and it started off very early for a Saturday morning, up at Marquis Drive by 7.20am trying to get the "mule" started to take all the equipment to the finish line - I failed miserably at this, so instead just loaded all the equipment onto the back and then waited for someone thats a little more savvy with the vehicle.
It wasn't long before our hi-vis heros turned up, got kitted up and off they went to their positions. - Im not sure if anyone realises but the marshals get took out to their positions at 8.20am!!!! They have a lot of waiting around to do before you parkrunners get to them! and for that we are super appreciative.
Today we had a very special visitor, Megan from Alzheimers UK - parkruns official charity, who come along to support, provide information and promote a campaign the charity is holding which all parkrunners can get involved with "Running Down Dementia" where anybody can walk, jog or run 100KM between now and 31st August and raise just £100, this is such a worthwhile charity and such a fantastic campaign that absolutely anybody can get involved with!!!! If anyone would like to get involved and support parkruns official charity and join this campaign just follow the link
The morning went pretty much without a hitch (well except the megaphone deciding to die on me right when I needed it - good job I have a big gob
But Yay no incidents (we always like that) and all the parkrunners and volunteers come back with a big smile on their faces
We had several exotic animals come over the finish line as well, all hot and bothered, I have a sneaky suspicion they may be training for an upcoming marathon ... 3 miles down only another 23 to go ...
This parkrun was a particularly special one for a number of parkrunners who joined club 10 and club 50
Junior Club 10
- Jay Sawyer
- Edward Spalding
- William Van Nijerk
- Nick Doughty
- David Peczek
- Laurence Morris
- John Harris
- Kim Smith
And we'll finish off with this weeks stats
347 parkrunners, walked, jogged or ran!!!
41 first timers come along to us last week! - we hope to see you again
66 new recorded personal bests!!!!
29 different clubs took part!!
Cannock chase parkrun couldn't have run today without the help of the fantastic 31 volunteers we had
Amanda WILLIAMS • Brenda LANGSTON • Brian LANGSTON • Catherine MAKINSON • Darryl COPELAND • Emma PLUMBE • Gary WILCOX • Geoff FARMER • Geoff TYLER • Georgena ASHCROFT • Helen GOFF • Ian PHILLIPS • Jack WALKLATE • Jake SIMPSON • Joe BALLANCE • Julie PATTYSON • Keith PARRY • Keith STONEMAN • Larry GOFF • Louise DOWNING • Marie WARD • Mark ELLIS • Mark JEFFERY • Michael JONES • Paul Brendon SCULLION • Polly BALLANCE • Rebecca JACKSON • Richard MARLAND • Sadie BURNS • Tina KNAPPER • Zoe BURNS
If you would like to volunteer at future Cannock Chase park runs please have a look at the future roster page http://www.parkrun.org.uk/cannockchase/futureroster/ and Email Us if there is anything you fancy trying.