Some of you are not old enough and will not get the film reference, but it was quite a misty morning, but alas no appearance from Clint Eastwood joining the other 328 runners. This was the most runners we had at Southwater thus far, which is obviously fantastic! It was so foggy, that Roger Johnson our Run Director, was unable to determine the beginning of the starting line and apologises that you all had to shuffle backwards.
As usual, a great atmosphere and helped by the fact that the lovely people from Southwater Cafe provided free cakes and biscuits for all the runners. If you are able, it would be nice to leave them a little review on TripAdvisor. I’m sure you’ll agree that they have made us feel quite welcome, whilst at Southwater.
Before going onto results, well done to Martyn Newton who was parkrunner for the month of March. Martyn has done 20 parkruns and achieved 2 PB's in April. Martyn has also helped us out 3 times, including taking on the tricky new position of the New Runners Briefing!
We had quite few tourists travelling as far as Plymouth. We also had 11 first timers, so a heartfelt welcome to: Caitlyn TUCKER, Chloe FRANCIS-SMITH, Rosie COLLINS, Lisa BARTLETT, Charlotte GANGEMI, James JOHNSTON, Thomas REYNOLDS, Graham WALKER, Louise COPUS, Katie PHILPS and Christine AMSON.
As conditions were generally good, a phenomenal 38 of you got personal bests on the day. A very well done to you all
Also, a well done to the fastest three men and women of the week:
Men: Jason HARROLD (18:36) Matt MASON (19:11) Rondo SELWYN (19:22)
Women: Emily CHADWICK (21.28) Vicky HANDY (22:57) Zoe WELCHMAN (23:16)
Claiming their milestones this week included:
100TH: Captain Gold Pants, aka Matt WHYMAN, Wonder woman aka Emma WALTERS. Also, husband and Wife duo, Martin and Pauline Nichols. A note for Matt, Kylie would like her shorts back!
50th: Matthew CUMBER
Lastly, well done to those of you who took part in the Brighton Marathon this week. Also, a special well done to Nicola Smith, who completed the Manchester Marathon a couple of weeks ago, in 3 hours 42 minutes.
Please remember that none of this would be possible if it wasn't for the team of volunteers helping out each week. This week's heroes are:
Alan BUCKINGHAM • Anaya WAKEFIELD • Carol BROWN • Christina HARRISON • Gail JENKINSON • Geoff NOBLE • Gillian AYLMORE • James BONIFACE • James WELCHMAN • Jan HATWELL • Jeannie BURTON • Jo HOPKINS • Kathryn SLATER • Katie BURT • Laura SOWTON • Martyn NEWTON • Nara SULLIVAN • Nicola BOND • Rachel MACLEAN • Richard BARRON • Richard MULLANS • Roger JOHNSON • Sacha HILLICKS • Sarah MACLEAN • Sue CHAPMAN • Susie MILBANK • Tanya KEELING • Yan YIP
There's a wide variety of roles and you can see what's needed here on the future roster page; http://www.parkrun.org.uk/horsham/futureroster/. So please volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the position and date you can help out on and someone will get back to you.
One last thing in case you missed it last week, some new photos were added to our Flickr album which you can check out here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/horsham-parkrun/
Roger & Team