If I didn't know better I'd have thought it was a Summer Sunday, such was the weather on 15 October. Only the wet grass gave away that it's the middle of Autumn. Perhaps it was the weather that helped the numbers, as for this, the 180th Harrow Lodge junior parkrun we had 60 runners (on the same Sunday last year there were just 29).
Of the 60 we were over the moon to see 8 first timers. We welcome Joshua Tinsdale, George and Billy Sheridan, Jake, Ollie and Albie Lane, Asmee Yanglang and Sophie Cross. We hope you enjoyed the event and come back for many more.
We were very pleased to award a half-marathon wristband to Isabel Forrest after she made it to 11 junior parkruns last week. Well done Isabel. We also had 2 significant milestone runs today. Aidan Raison was undertaking his 100th junior parkrun and Samuel Burdett was running his 150th junior event. Well done boys on what really is a fabulous effort!
On an almost perfect running day we saw 12 personal bests recorded today. Congratulations to Jacob Ley, Findlay and Orlaith McLaren, Sammy Yusuf, Ben Herbert, Summer Smith, Ava Illingworth, Lenny Oliver, Paige Wicks, Rosie Hobbs, Isla Sullivan and Caleb McGrath on your achievements!
Thanks go to our wonderful volunteers this week. A special word for regular runner James Tudor who is injured right now. Rather than staying in bed, he was out on the course with his camera taking photos of the children as they went past. We look forward to seeing the results on Facebook!!
The weather will inevitably change soon but we hope you keep coming and keep fit and healthy. See you next week!!