Sign Language Support at Event #49 23rd June 2018

Well the sunny weather has put on its shoes, limbered up and we hear making its way to us for 9am on Saturday. And very welcome too after conditions at the birthday event !

This week we will be delighted to introduce James Parker as our very first Sign Language Support volunteer. James (home run Hartlepool) regularly tours at other parkruns and has very kindly offered to sign both briefings for us.

So if you know of anyone with a hearing disability who might enjoy fresh air and seeing as many of us make the international sign for ‘Thank You’ please do invite them along !

As part of last year’s parkrun PROVE project (parkrun; Running or Volunteering for Everyone) volunteers were appointed as parkrun Champions to help make parkrun more welcoming and accessible for people with disabilities or long term health conditions.

One such Champion is Philippa Merricks, who shares her story of being a parkrunner who is Deaf and unveils the British Sign Language guide to parkrun:

Lots of information here - (copy and paste link) - http://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2017/03/30/all-the-right-signs/

Phillipa-signing-900x416

 

A very special moment

It was extremely moving to see these two sisters come in together last week.

Tracy Dick, one of our most regular runners until an enforced and serious reason understandably needed her attention for a few months, was under strict instructions from husband Tom not to take part !

Now that was rather impossible and this finish with Tom’s beaming smile on the sidelines brought a tear to the eye.

And most of you will know Pam Bramley – she was also awarded the trophy for most runs by any woman ( . . .let’s just say above a certain age) :) :) :)

Simply wonderful to have you back Tracy xx
and congratulations Pam xx !!

Tracy and Pam

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Archie, our very own young superstar !

By some margin the highest total of runs achieved by any JUNIOR Under 10. Fantastic ! Here he is being awarded the trophy by Rishi, donated by our team in respect of his wonderful record of participation, and then finishing afterwards. :) :)

We’re very proud of this fella !

Mum Rebecca must be a bit proud too :)

Don’t worry about the soggy certificate Archie . . . there’s a new one getting prepared and signed and on its way to you soon !

Archie trophy

Archie Quinn

 

Birthday celebrations

In all the chaos, delays, dodgy microphones and rain of our birthday celebrations last Saturday, most of you will have missed what was going on at the front. So hopefully we can remedy that !

Here is Bill Glover – Chair of Richmondshire Council - holding up a special card to Event Director Atmaram Dahal that was donated on behalf of ALL our runners, joggers and walkers.

Bill, a key member of our volunteer team - and very instrumental in getting Catterick parkrun set up initially - is wearing a Khada (traditional Nepalese scarf). These were presented to him and Rishi Sunak MP by Atmaram.

Bill, khada, Atmaram card

 

Our first year – Best Performance and Most Runs in each Age Group

The legends of Catterick !

Here we present the best performances (by age % rating) and the names of those with the most runs in every Age Group.

Holly McCowie, Raymong Lightle and Brian Kinnane show up in both ! :)

Best Performances and Most Runs

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