What a gorgeous morning it was for parkrunning! Sparkly sunshine, not even the slightest breeze and 59 happy faces ready to run the hills. Perfect! We even had 11 first timers join us and a few tourists too - welcome to you all, we hope you enjoyed our lovely views on your way round the course!
Keeping the show on the road, as ever, were our amazing band of volunteers. We really couldn't do it without them and it was great to have some brand new volunteers join us as well as our regulars. We've also got 5 Duke of Edinburgh volunteers with us at the moment, and they're doing a great job too.
On stop watches we had Tamsin and James; managing the finish funnel were Jenny and Yasmin; beeping barcodes were Martin and Isaac; Debbie and Tabitha were tail running today; and Sean, Olivia, Orla, Peter, Jack, Richard, Kelly, Jayne and Ellie did a fabulous job of cheering our runners around the course this morning. Thank you also to Fleur for leading the warm-up. It's so great to have our juniors volunteering and making such a difference. Love it! If you fancy giving it a go and helping out, then just drop Liv, our volunteer co-ordinator, a line and she'll have you signed up in no time!
We got to share in a few milestones this morning too. Joe, Lucien, Ruby and Hugo joined our half marathon club and received their wristbands today. Make sure you also look at your parkrun profile, guys... you'll be able to print off a certificate of your achievement there. Congratulations!
There were some pretty quick legs out on the hills today. It always amazes me how quick the morning flies by. Twenty minutes and we're done!
All in all, it's been a real dose of happy on a Sunday morning. If you have friends who haven't heard about junior parkrun, make sure you let them know there's free, safe, fun to be had with our 2k course every Sunday. The more the merrier!
See you all next week