It was lovely sunny day for Huntingdon Parkrun number 210, and less than a week after the London Marathon, it was great to have London marathon finishers amongst our midst; including Katherine Ireson and Annette Newton - huge congratulations to all of you who ran the Marathon!
We also welcomed to Huntingdon Kat, and her mother Jenny from Rickmansworth - Kat is our first ever blind runner to run with a guide. Samantha Wool is also our first ever guide at Huntingdon - hope to see you all again soon. We were joined by Parkrun tourists from as far away as Finsbury Park, Chester, Daventry and Swindon, as well as runners from Bedford and Northampton.
Congratulations to Harry Sweet for his Duke of Edinburgh volunteering award today as well. We love our volunteers and especially our DoE volunteers who have been with us right through the winter AND many have decided to carry on volunteering as well!!!
There were a number of ‘unknown’s' on the results list this week, so a reminder not to forget your barcode next week! Also, a reminder that there is no Parkrun on the 13th of May, due to another running event in the park. Huge thanks once again to everyone who volunteered this week, your support is fantastic - don’t forget to check the volunteer roster if would like to help at future Parkruns.
There were loads of PB's this week, well done James Orrell, Gavin Osborne, Jennifer Teachey, India Sandever, Sarah Grout, Peter Baker, Sasha Suvorov, Esme Lydon, Angela King and Nicky Hoad - Well done to all of you and well done to everyone who bagged a PB!
There were also lots of first timers, 33 in all, which is fantastic. The Huntingdon Parkrun family continues to grow and grow - for instance, Esme Lydon, who is only 6 years old, completed her 10th Parkrun and the BRJ beginners group had their graduation run on Saturday. Who knows where the start of their Parkrun journeys will take them? How about running a marathon in the future?
Anything is possible, especially with the support and encouragement of fellow Parkrunners. In the words of David Bowie, "We can be heroes, just for one day" - but with Parkrun, we can be running heroes every Saturday!
See you all next week,