133 children came this morning to run, skip and walk around the 2 lap 2km course. It was great seeing so many still in their jim jams!
It was a morning of highs and lows, it was Jennie's last morning as VC. She has been a part of the team since the very beginning, a founding team member and has devoted many hours to the juniors. She is embarking on an exciting new journey and we wish her the very best.
Izzy has recently celebrated achieving 100 volunteer stints. Izzy volunteers for both us and Castle Park parkrun, her dedication is very impressive. Please do be inspired by her and consider volunteering for the juniors once in a while.
We were joined by Lewis Richardson, Team GB Boxer as part of the #teamparkrun. Lewis was fab! He led the warm up, started the run, tailwalked for one lap before coming to the finish to watch the children finish. AND he helped close down the event too, helping put the equipment way. We are truly grateful for his help and hope he comes back again soon!
These children achieved a milestone this morning:
Lilah M, Eloise L and Kayleigh S achieved the Half Marathon milestone.
Joshua L-S has achieved his Marathon milestone.
They will be called up on Sunday to receive their bands.
We have some bands that were achieved in May and June and remain unclaimed, I have taken them out of the bag as I needed to reassign them. If you believe your junior is due a wristband please let us know before the Saturday afternoon so we have time to get it ready.
We had 4 first timers, 26 PBs and 5 running clubs represented.
Your Run Director next week is Karen C, she is making her RD debut so make sure you listen to her. We also have a new VC, Christina G making her debut, please help her by arriving on time if you are volunteering so she can assign you the kit relevant to your role.
The children can't run if we haven't enough volunteers, so please help enable them to run by volunteering occasionally if logistical allow.
I hope all the children have a great start to their school term, whether going back to a new year/starting a new school or, like my youngest, starting school for the first time.
Have a great week,
ED (and todays RD)