Wye Valley Runners (WVR) held a Hereford parkrun Take Over Day. And TAKE OVER they did! They had a huge contingent of volunteers, supported by a few regulars, including pacers for your running enjoyment. A very big thank you to their club for their support. Today's volunteers were: Alison TURNER • Andrew PANTLAND • Ann PRITCHARD • Anthony CHAMPKEN • Barbara SPANJERS • Brent LOWSON • Emma CLEAL • Jodie NEWELL • Kelly ROSE • Lynne COMPTON • Mark ASTON • Mark DEMPSEY • Paddy NUGENT • Paul GILBERT • Peter NUGENT • Peter SMITH • Phil BUTLER • Sian CHAMPKEN • Simon OLIVER
We certainly hope you enjoyed your run today. Besides the encouragement and technical support, WVR put Jodie on warm up duties and provided a choice of healthy snacks at the finish. Can you feel the love?
Let's talk this week's numbers... 327 runners (that's the largest group ever at Hereford parkrun, following a record setting week last Saturday with 242 runners).
56 first timers
37 new pb's
23 different running clubs represented
Hereford stats...5,367 runners at 214 events have completed 30,787 Hereford parkruns, covering a total distance of 153,935 km (that's 3.8 times around the world!). There have been 5,473 new pb's. We've had 344 individuals volunteer a combined 3,065 times.
No new club members this week, but several of you are due to hit 50 or 100 on their next run, so we'll be looking for you next Saturday.
A note of thanks to all.... We had queue's this week, which is not surprising given the large number of people participating. Thank you to everyone for their patience and kindness. We will learn and get better at coping with increased numbers. Incredibly, there were no missing finish tokens today! Hereford parkrunners are terrific!