Time for Raincoats
Today was a very wet day for parkrun and only 248 people were up for the fight against the soggy weather! Today was a very special day for Parkrun as it is International parkrun Day. The first parkrun was in Bushy Park 2004 and since then it has inspired 19 countries to take part in the event, encouraging people to keep fit and enjoy running together! On the first event 13 people crossed the line to finish the 5k run and I expect some of them still take part in the event now! Today was the 728th week of parkrunning!
Today it also happened to be a South West Road Runners(SWRR) takeover and all the volunteer positions were filled by SWRR members. Thank you for being so cheery in the rain! James ADGER, Neil ADGER, Anita ATHERTON, Lawrence John ATHERTON, Paul BARTER, Rebecca BARTER, Edward BELSHAW, Julie BELSHAW, Hannah BLIZZARD, Agnieszka BOBON, Sophie BROOKS, Nick BRUCE-WHITE, Chris CALVERT, Amy CAREY-JONES, John CASWELL, Jim CROMWELL, John EVERITT, Lynda GARCIA, Dan GREY, Mark JELLEY, Liana KING, Dave MOULDER, Laura NICHOLLS, David NICHOLLS, Geoff SMITH, Donna SMITH, Richard STONE, Shaun VANSTONE were all today’s volunteers.
Today the first Male was Peter Monaghan with a fast time of 17.05 and the first female was Katie Synge with a time of 18.31. Congratulations to my friend Megan Pittard also ran her tenth parkrun! Four parkrunners got an age grading of over 80%! There were 37 PBs today including lots of SWRRs (and my friend Jojo :)!
I was happy with my time today (24.56). I can’t always do parkruns as I usually do football matches or orchestra and they both clash. Me and my Mum ran together today and we were both first in our age categories- my Mum said that hers was because it was raining and there weren’t many speedy runners!
I hope everyone has dried off and has a good weekend!
By Edward Belshaw, aged 10 ( SWRR Junior )