Each week when it's my turn to sit down and write the run report, I always think that I'll struggle to come up with the words which would accurately describe the events of that morning. I'm not sure that I need more than one word to describe today, BRILLIANT! Each of you who took part - brilliant. Every adult who was dragged along - brilliant. All of you who put on the hi-viz - brilliant!
Today we had a wonderful turnout, 57 of you took a gamble on the forecast rain holding off for the morning and it certainly paid off. It was a terrific day for a run, jog or walk around our beautiful park, and a couple of you were doing it for the very first time, we all say a big welcome to Ravi and Rosie and hope to see you both again very soon.
I also gave away three wristbands today, all to junior parkrunners who have completed their eleventh event, massive congratulations to Harry, James and Harriet, who all looked very pleased to have been given their half-marathon band. If you are due your wristband for completing your half-marathon, marathon or ultra-marathon, please let your Run Director know and we'll make sure that you get the wristband that you have earned.
It's not all about the pace, but three of you managed to record a personal best time today, well done to Maisy, Joe and Betty who all knocked a few seconds off their best times. Remember that you will only get your time recorded if you bring your own, scannable barcode with you, our scanners don't work on mobile phones, so please make sure that your barcode is printed out (and not too creasy), that way you won't be disappointed.
As always, we wouldn't be able to put on the marvellous event without the lovely volunteers who give up their own time to cheer, high-five and encourage you around the course. Today, your hi-viz heroes were Effie DICKINSON • Eveline GRIFFITH • Ewan WANE • Frances ASTILL • Helen SMALLEY • Joanne TANNER • Jon POTTER • Katrina EDWARDS • Kelly MORPHUS • Louis ASTILL • Louis JAMSON • Nick HILL • Nicola DICKINSON • Oliver HILL • Richard MILLNS • Sharon ASTILL • Tamsin MILLNS • Yasmin KING • Zoe TANNER. Thank you to each and every one of you. If you fancy joining the team, just let us know. Every job is easy enough for me to do it, so nothing is too testing, you'll be fully briefed and looked after all the way. Go on, give it a go.
I always like to finish off my reports with a few pictures of our junior parkrunners on the move. If you're not on here, have a little wander over to our Flickr group, I'm sure you'll find your smiley face in there.
That's it for now folks, Ian is your Run Director next week. Have a BRILLIANT week and we'll see you next Sunday, happy, grinning and ready to go.