Another Sunday, another junior parkrun and more super weather for our super kids. I don't know how we keep doing it but the Harrow Lodge junior parkrun just keeps getting better and better.
60 youngsters lined up for our 164th parkrun. Amongst them were 7 first timers. So we welcome to the parkrun family Isabelle Bartlett, Faith Wicks, Charlotte Crossley, Ted McKenna, Cherry Andrews, Elena Perry and Adi Norton. We hope you enjoyed your first parkrun experience and come back for many more.
Conditions were very good today (though perhaps a little too warm to be classed perfect for running). We saw 9 personal bests though, so congratulations go to Finley Perry, Dylan Leggate, Rosie Philpott, Robin Walmsley, Daniel Lammas, Charlie Rogers, Anna Regan, Oscar Emery and Steven Tudor. Well done to you all on a great effort.
We were very pleased to be able to award an Ultra-Marathon wristband today. Ultras don't come along that often - 50 runs shows some real drive and willingness to come out in all weather. That is certainly the case for Eliza Pain who only started park running in April 2016 and has therefore achieved 50 runs in just 14 months. You can't miss too many events to achieve that so a huge well done to Eliza from all involved at Harrow Lodge junior parkrun!
On the volunteering side, thanks go out as ever to all our wonderful volunteers. We also welcomed 3 young ladies, 2 of whom have started their Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering section with us. So thanks to Aimee Usher, Olivia Hyde and Mollie Howard for giving your time to enable the children to run. The DofE scheme is a great thing and we love supporting young men and ladies in the area as they progress through.
The forecast is for great weather to continue through to next weekend so let's keep the numbers up (try to help us beat our record of 77 runners by bringing along some friends!!).
See you then!