The rain absolutely poured down on Saturday morning but that didn’t stop an amazing 180 of you from participating in parkrun. An extra gold star should be given to the 2 first timers who chose this particularly soggy morning as their first attempt at parkpun. Well done to both of you and welcome to the parkrun family. Tourists visited us from Chelmsford, Bristol and New Zealand. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon
Dave Hudson was the first finisher in a time of 17.32 mins. Ellie Loosley was the first female home in 21.35mins and actually crossed the finish line in socks as both her trainers came off in the home straight as she pushed on for a sprint finish!
Terrific running from you both. Despite the conditions, 12 runners bagged themselves a new PB. Very well done to Sandy Cooke, Alexandra Moyer, Andre Le Farge, Rhian Bailey, Ben Sweet, Robert Ward, Ben Rule, Lucy King, David Irwin, Chris Bevan, Finley Hiscock and Matt George. Fantastic running in very wet conditions. There were several milestones achieved this week. David Newton and Bob Thompson reached their 100th.
The Irwin family managed to hit 3 milestones – David ran his 250th, Alice ran her 100th and Charlotte ran her 50th. Impressive running and impressive planning to be able to achieve these on the same day! Very well done to you all and hope you don’t have too long to wait for the arrival of your milestone t-shirts.
Charlotte, Alice and David Irwin.
Although not quite a milestone, Veronica Middlehurst ran her 71st parkrun on her 71st birthday so congratulations and happy birthday! Happy birthday to Karl Taylor too who was also celebrating his birthday this morning.
The volunteer board is looking very empty over the next few weeks so please consider volunteering. It is great fun. Don’t worry if you haven’t volunteered before, there are lots of roles to choose from and training is always given. If you are able to help out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find you a place on the rota.
Have a great week everyone and see you next Saturday. Don’t forget your barcode!