Autumn is well and truly here. The park looked absolutely gorgeous on Saturday morning, and while it started off a little chilly, by the time I reached my 4th lap it was very warm!
Among our 236 finishers were 12 official first-timers and one very cute unofficial one. Natalie Storey returned to parkrun for the first time since having baby Oliver and he accompanied her around the course. It's lovely to have you back Natalie!
We welcomed tourists from Stamford park, Pontefract, Newcastle, Keswick, Bolton, Doncaster and Northampton parkruns. We hope you enjoyed our course and that we see you again!
Huge thanks as always to our volunteers. I'd like to give a special mention to our new Run Directors - the sister act of Kathryn Holliday and Nicola Jackson (accompanied by fabulous set-up teams and volunteer coordinators) did a great job over the last 2 weeks. Well done ladies! If you've ever doubted that volunteering can be fun, take a look below - Nicola and Kev are having a brilliant time processing the results! If you want to join in we'd love to have you! Check out the volunteer page on our website.
In milestone news last week, Jordan Williamson and Katie Williamson both joined the junior 10 club. Well done both of you!
At event 247, our superstar volunteer Allan Campbell reached his 200th stint in the hi-viz. Congratulations Allan - the end of the finish funnel wouldn't be the same without you!
There were a whopping 43 PB's last weekend. Congratulations to all of you including Delyth Owen, Paul Whitehead, Adrian Wood and juniors William Carter, Katie Blaylock and Aidan Martin.
During December, we will be collecting items for the foodbank each Saturday. Please take a look at their shopping list HERE and if you can, bring something along and drop it off in the start area. Thank you in advance!
PS - Last Sunday, the 2nd junior parkrun in Cumbria started in Keswick. Congratulations to the team for their hard work. Check it out if you're down there for a weekend!