There was definitely something in the air this morning at KWp.Probably just a big yellow ball of heat which graced us with it's presence for our event resulting in a significant number of huge smiles from participants as evidenced below.
68 new comers descended on KWp yesterday, we hope you had an enjoyable run and hope to see you again - especially the tourist who ran off up North with one of our finish tokens. We are certainly looking forward to seeing that again!
The 70 pb's recorded yesterday brings our grand total of pb's up to 10,173 since Event No 1 on 20 July 2013. Fantastic!
Finishing well over a minute ahead of the field yesterday was Ollie Sheppard in 17:37. Ollie is currently recorded as 'Unattached'. Is there a dating website for running clubs? Surely one will be attempting to entice him into their fold?
A well fought 2nd place went to Rhys Pippard in 18:51 and by the narrowest of margins beating local hero James Oakley into 3rd place by 1 second. We would like to say 'see you soon Rhys' but recent parkrun history shows that Rhys may be on a mission to undertake a different parkrun every week. Phew!
Two JW15-17's took 1st and 3rd places for the ladies with Ellen Humpherston in 1st in 21:39 and Morgan Barr in 3rd at 24:13. Local lady Esther McCullagh split the pair in a credible 22:10. Having a couple of years on the youngsters didn't seem to phase Esther.
Local parkrun Suggestion Initiator Sarah Hope volunteered today and we looked forward to a week without complaint. No Hope (Sorry) of that. Having first suggested that our Event Director was out of touch with volunteer roles, Sarah then went on to suggest that we consider how best to remove Goose Poop from the finish area to avoid ones trainers becoming contaminated. Please! Enough already!
It was really good to see one of our founders Nivette on course yesterday. No pb for her however, she was undergoing back surgery 80 odd hours prior to the event. Sometimes you cant keep a good lady down. (We hope her consultant isn't reading this). Accompanied by fellow BADGERS Nicki and Glynn whose demonstration of club support is second to non.
A big shout out for our volunteers again without whose support parkruns would not be possible.
Andy STRETTON • Ann-Marie CURRIER • Ashley BULLOCK • Barbara HUNT • Brian ADAMS • Brian JONES • Claire BRADFORD • Declan GRUNDY • Emily Lauren COWLISHAW • Graham ENGLEY • Ian HORTON • Jayne GRUNDY • Jo SMITH • John TURLAND • Laura BOWYER • Mark ROBINSON • Pauline HOWES • Richard CHESTER • Sarah HOPE • Sarah MADDAFORD • Steven SHUTE • Tracey BERRY • Tracy ELSDON
You are all our favourites.
We are desperately seeking Susan, Kurt or any Tom, Dick or Harry to volunteer for next Saturday's event as we are a few short of a parkrun. Please do get in touch asap.
Hopefully we will see you all there in 6 sleeps time.