Well done to the 180 runners, joggers and walkers who completed the Fell Foot parkrun on Saturday. To our many visitors, we hope you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.
We were also delighted to welcome five individuals recording their first ever parkrun and hope this will be the first of many for you all.
Thanks, as ever, to the 21 volunteers who made the event possible.
Unfortunately, it wasn't all plain sailing behind the scenes on Saturday so a few apologies are due.
Firstly - to Ruth Buxton, who completed her 50th event and who should have been acknowledged in the pre-Run briefing. Unfortunately, your Run Director had a 'senior moment' and completely forgot - sorry Ruth.
Secondly, we had some equipment issues at the finish line. One of our timers 'froze' on us which left us scrambling to find an iPhone with the parkrun App to attempt some degree of partial back-up record in case the other went the same way (thankfully - it didn't). No sooner had we sorted that scramble than we spotted a token distribution error just as a bunch of finishers arrived at the line. We did manage to take some tokens out of the pile in place of those which had been mishandled but, in the rush to get a paper back up for the now 'missing' tokens, the record kept of what had actually happened left something to be desired. Again, any fault in this regard lies entirely with your Run Director. The consequence of this is that, despite a sterling effort by Dave in processing results, we cannot be certain that all finishers between about 110 and 150 in the published results have correct times. Again, I can only apologise for this and hope nobody has been deprived of a new PB.
Hopefully, none of the above detracted from an enjoyable day for all participants - we look forward to seeing a good turnout next week.
Andy Letheren, RD 16/02/19