A beautiful morning for our 214 runners and walkers this morning. It's great to see the nice weather has finally arrived.
We were very short of volunteers yesterday but thanks to a last minute plea on facebook we ended up with plenty. Please try to help out by signing up on our white board every few months so that we don't end up on a Friday night contemplating cancelling the run. Thanks.
Here are this morning's superstars. If we missed anyone please let us know and we'll get you added, apparently JD's scribbles were hard to read:
|Run Director||Brendan LENNON|
|Finish Tokens||Nicky WILLIAMSON|
|Barcode Scanning||Caroline MCGURRAN|
|Barcode Scanning||Zara WRIGHT|
|Tail Walker||Chloe WILLIAMSON|
|Tail Walker||Kelly WYLIE|
|Run Report Writer||Gillian MCCRORY|
|Volunteer Co-ordinator||Jonathan DEWART|
|Pre-event Setup||Dale MCCRORY|
|Pre-event Setup||Philip DAVISON|
|Post-event Close Down||Marina MCGURRAN|
|Post-event Close Down||Jason MCGURRAN|
|Funnel Manager||Daniel HARTE|
There was 23 first timers today, 10 doing their first ever parkrun, fantastic, hope to see you all back again next week:
|Jane Catherine PATTERSON||32:00|
And an fantastic 35 new PBs, superb running and extra treats for:
|Gordon MULHOLLAND||28:06||Brilliant Gordon|
The top 3 males, females and age-grades were:
Very little between our top 3 males this week.
Likewise with the ladies just 14 seconds separating our top 3.
Whilst Roger top the age grades.
Congratulations to Tiarnan CAWLEY who achieved his 10 top today and celebrated with a new PB and Clare RIMMER from Jog Moira on her 50th run:
Also a big happy birthday to little Zoe aged 7, thanks to all the volunteers and runners for singing happy birthday to her, you made her day:
A few of the boys are off to Liverpool to tackle the full or half tomorrow. Good luck to Stephen, Niall and Joe.
Finally just a few park run announcements. Please be mindful of our parking restrictions. Please do not park at the far side of the animal farm carpark, we have agreed to leave this free for farm users and don't park on any grass, only in the designated carparks. There is also plenty of parking up on the Eastway and it's just a short walk to the start line from there, so if it could be utilised more that would be great.
Also we are trying to be more environmentally friendly. I'm sure you can appreciate with over 200 runners a week the amount of plastic we get through is quite substantial so we have taken the decision to begin phasing out plastic cups and we would encourage runners to start bringing their own bottles to help us cut down on waste. We will have water available at the end and runners are more than welcome to fill their own bottle. Thank you for your understanding.
I hope to see lots of you over at Lurgan junior parkrun in the morning.