Even on the days that we expect parkrun will be fairly normal something alway happens to make parkrun really special and Event 379 was no exception.
We had the discovery of the tortoise/turtle/terrapin found in the car park by a vet (what's the odds on that!).
We had a tree down on the small lake which led to Phil volunteering for the first time (with his son) and him winning parkrun bingo.
We had Ian celebrating his last parkrun in the 55-59 age category by bringing chocolates to share and running round barefoot.
We had outstanding volunteers. Here's Maureen catching a sign about to blow off in the wind.
We had 37 fabulous first timers and a tourist from Bushy parkrun (the first one in the world... which got a huge cheer).
We welcomed 248 participants, of which 21 got PBs.
We were extremely grateful to our 23 fabulous volunteers. Take a bow: Abigail CAST • Andrew PHILLIPS • Anthony DEANE • Carol SIREL • Christine HEATON • Christopher WARD • Claire DUNKLEY • Daniel CORDLE • Eleanor LEAKE • Elizabeth POTTER • Emily DIGMAN • Finlay HOOD • Finlay KIRKWOOD • Grace PHILLIPS • Helen HOOD • Joanna WARD • Maureen SILVER • Philip MOORE • Sharon POTTER • Terry RODGERS • Thomas MOORE • Tracey MOORE • Trevor PEEL
We had a great turnout at the Daleside Cafe for token sorting, results processing, breakfast and chat.
Isn't parkrun brilliant... even on the normal days. Let's do it all again next week. See you at the bell.
P.S. Thank you very much to everyone who answered our call to arms for Notts Walkers. We were delighted to receive an abundance of donations which will be delivered to them asap. Read more here.