I arrived not long after 8 this morning to find some of volunteers there already preparing for the run. Cones out, finish funnel posts being put together and signs arranged ready to go. As the clock ticked towards 9 o’clock the remaining volunteers turned up and get ready for their roles, and a few runners arrived as well.
It didn’t seem as hot as it has been recently but it was still pleasantly warm, with a slight breeze as everyone lined up for Conwy parkrun #180. Congratulations to Darren Dentith on your 100th run, and a big welcome to all first timers and tourists from around the UK (including St Andrews, Coventry and not forgetting Truro to name a few).
Everyone set off, running, jogging, walking or plodding (as one participant said they would), giving us the opportunity to set up the finish funnel. And guess how many parkrunners we had. My guess was rubbish; Erin was closest (but disappointed to be about 8 out).
First finisher today was Jose Eduardo VEGA PEREZ, the third time he has done so at Conwy. Simeon FAWCETT and Bryn WOODALL were the next two to cross the line. Simeon was the first to say how hot it was out there, and certainly not the last. Rhiannon KAMINK was the first female finisher, Jo HOUGHTON-DAVIES next followed by Rachel COOK who pipped Katy WEST by 2 seconds. Katy was one of 18 runners getting new PBs today, well done to you all. There were also 18 Unknown runners without barcodes, if you want to have your result recorded please bring a printed barcode next time.
This week’s edition of Conwy parkrun was brought to you by
Annalisa THOMAS • Anne DARLINGTON • Anthony HOWE • Brandon ROBERTS • Carla GREEN • David Alan JONES • Erin ARMSTRONG • Glenn GRANT • Hayley ROBERTS • Iorwerth ROBERTS • Keith CHAMBERLAIN • Martin GREEN • Moyra BALDWIN • Patrick KELLY • Peter M W JONES • Robert ARMSTRONG • Tristian GREENFIELD
If you would like to volunteer drop a message to firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a free cheer from all the runners at the start line and appreciation from everyone here at Conwy parkrun. We always welcome extra help during the summer holidays when regular volunteers are on holidays (or touring at other runs like me).
Have a good weekend and hope to see you at the RSPB soon. Ant