This week was the morning after storm Callum, it was windy, but for October unusually warm at 18C, we had some grey sky but a beautiful rainbow over the woods as 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs including City of Lisburn AC and 7oaks Tri Club took part.
A big welcome to new parkrunners this week Mike HIBBERT and Estelle DEN RIDDER and a fine band of tourists from far and near including Belfast and a man from Dorset who camped in his Land Rover in the car park with his wife so that he could be ready for parkrun, now that is dedication. Also on her first visit to Homewood was Ramona THEVENET who has clocked up an incredible 580 runs.
Massive congratulations to our regular tail walker Samantha PENNEL on reaching her 50th parkrun, great job, and thanks for the cake!
The event was made possible by 20 Homewood hero volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Kate HICKEN:
Ross DAVIES • Suki GILLILAND • Dave PEARCE • Richard JONES • Samantha PENNELL • Mark HEWITT • Sam BLOOMFIELD • Kate HICKEN • James OWEN • Matthew CADE • Jason TUTTY • Paul SILVESTER • Steve DYE • Dee HARPER • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Sarah EVE • Kathy MILLER • Becky MACPHEE • Calvin MANNING
First across the line this week was an unknown runner, please don't forget your barcode!, so second across was Andy MCEWAN on 19:56 and first female Charlotte MARSH on 25:11. Kevin MCVEIGH managed a symmetrical 22:22, well done to everyone that made it round this week, hope you didn't get too wet on the 2nd lap!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Homewood parkrun Results Page.
Next week 20th November is Homewoods 2nd Birthday, so do please feel free to bring some cake or snacks to help us celebrate, and don't forget the week after, the 27th October is our Halloween fancy dress run, you are highly encouraged to look the part.
This year, we will be running a Christmas Day event, starting at 9:30am. This will obviously depend on getting enough volunteers to run safely, so please do let us know if you can help out.
Currently undecided for New Years day, again, all dependant on having enough people available to put the event on.
Great running everyone, see you next week
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