As the sun shone on a beautiful Saturday morning that was more like early autumn than late November, 311 of you ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. As is becoming the "new normal" we proceeded in an anti-clockwise direction onto the path and around Grange Paddocks. Do please pay attention to the run briefing for any updates or changes to the course for that week.
Brett Lancaster ran his 50th parkrun, and Morgan Sewell his 100th. Well done both!
The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Serena BERESFORD • Victoria MADDOX • Chris CHEW • Matthieu MILITON • David ASHWORTH • Adam CHAPMAN • Christopher CONNELL • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Rosemary NUGENT • Kobus SMITH • Dana SMITH • Paula FRENZEL • David RUTTER • Ernesto JOHNSON • Jason STATHAM • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Fraser ARNOLD • Simon DEWHURST • Jess ARNOLD • Alison MULLY • Paula FROST • Simon GARDNER • Matthew HOLLAND
parkrun relies entirely on volunteers to put on the event each week: do please consider volunteering if you haven't done so before or haven't done so in a while. None of the roles are difficult, some can be combined with running, and many people find volunteering as rewarding as running (and there's another free t-shirt to collect once you've volunteered on 25 separate days!).
A few dates for your diary:
1 December: Grove Cottage Santa Dash, Grange Paddocks https://www.facebook.com/events/261949587972797/
8 December: Bishop's Stortford Ladies Rugby Club volunteer takeover
25 December: Xmas Day "bonus" parkrun, 9am
1 January: New Year's Day "bonus" parkrun, 9am. NYD is the only day you can be credited with two parkruns, many events start early or late to allow a "double", take a look at the compendium of Christmas and New Year Events here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/
Finally, a jacket was left at the bandstand, and a fitness tracker was found on Grange Paddocks and handed to us. If either are yours, drop us a line and we'll re-unite you.
That's all from me, Tory is at the helm next week.