This week I had the pleasure of being Run Director after several days of dry and sunny weather. Clearly this encouraged significant numbers of you to forfeit your Saturday morning lie in to either run, jog, or walk around our lovely 5 km parkrun. In total we had one of our largest participations to date with 321 people who ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers.We also had a number of tourists some who have clocked-up a serious number of runs, and one lady was from Paris!
The ground conditions were such that 93 participants recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:
Megan EVANS • Alcus ERASMUS • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Alec LODGE • Grace CADZOW • Kevin MULLY • Rachael FLETCHER • Francesca PALMER • Kobus SMITH • Alastair CAMERON • David LAMB • Katy BELLERBY • Felix BELLERBY • Florence BELLERBY • Simon WALLACE • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Fraser ARNOLD • Jamie SMITH • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Helen FRANKLIN • Leah MCFARLANE • Ian HUDSON • Olivia HOODLESS • Greta OLLANDINI • Anna FRESHWATER • Paula FROST
If you would like to join our friendly volunteers and get to experience parkrun from a different perspective, then please FB, email, or talk to any of our volunteers.
Important milestones this week included Dana SMITH and Simon WALLACE completing their 50th parkruns. Congratulations also to Simon WALLACE for acheiving his 25th volunteering event! Well done both of you, and if I missed anyone out please do let us know!
Two final things before signing off:
I would like to personally thank all those that are helping us make Castle Park parkrun a sustainable event which is free to everyone, by donating at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/aboutus/
Finally, please keep an eye on social media for the revised start location for Sat 5th May, when we do not have access to Sworders Field.
Now over to Ben for our 32nd event.