Wow what a windy morning on mount Gedling, but what was crazier was it was a fairly warm parkrun considering we are 13 days into October. So Saturday we had 109 of you that ran, jogged and walked our lovely course in extra windy conditions thrown in too. That didn't stop 12 newbies to Gedling and the wind must off helped a few off you as there was 8 personal best, unfortunately we didn't have the Pb bell out this morning because after our gazebo blow away to Mr Sullivans sadness,( we didn't laugh honest, Ok maybe Ruth did a little) we decided it was safer without tables blowing in the air too.
Volunteers arrived swiftly at 8.15 and had a bit of a gym work out trying to ensure the signs, finishing tunnel all stayed in there right places without taking off like Mary Poppins. A massive shout out to everyone who has volunteered without them, Gedling wouldn't go ahead. We had Kel and David timing you in.Claire ensuring the funnel was managed and in order with Dawn giving you your finishing tokens. Ian and June beep you in on the scanners, with the help of Gaz who was in charge of the clipboard. Marshalling around the course we had Caroline, Maureen and Hilary. Making sure everyone was back safely we had Sarah and Ruth tail walking you home. First time briefing was undertaken by Jenny. Then you had me Sarah getting back into the Run director vest and not moaning yet about how cold it is.....
There are plenty of spaces on the roster going into the next few weeks, so if you could spare one week off no park running and volunteering instead that would be fab. Its super easy and full training will be given.You could be injured, resting ready for a big race whatever the circumstances Gedling would love for your help and it would make our Volunteer Coordinator Denise's job a little easier. So email in to Gedling office if you can assist.
After we had packed up, we headed back to the willow brook for tea and breakfast. Results were process without any errors and no missing tokens is always a happy smile on team Gedling's faces. A massive thank you to Ryan who made a special trip down to the pub with his dad to sort the tokens out. We really appreciate it. Also alongside Ryan we had the Noble brothers who gave a lending hand too. Thanks Juniors.
That is all for this week, so ill be handing over the vest to Helen.
Happy running Sarah x.