It had been a while since I’d last been Run Director so was feeling a bit nervous Saturday morning. I was sure I was going to forget something essential, but I think that with the help of a superb set of volunteers everything went mostly to plan and we had another lovely morning in Williamson Park.
It was great to see everyone out getting their weekend off to a good start with a decent run. There must have been good conditions too - the first three finishers were amongst 60 who ran to a new PB. Well done to you all!
There were three people running their 50th parkruns this week! Not just Paul Fox (who I’d noticed had notched up 49 the week before so got a shout out) but also Keith Carmen and George Ravenhall. Ryan Mewis was also running his 50th Lancaster parkrun, but he’s notched up 161 parkruns in total at 44 different locations. It was good to see Marian De Silver running her 200th parkrun too. Lancaster is only 132 events old and Marian has managed to run at 111 of them! Congratulations to you all!
We had tourists from all over the world this week! A group of friendly Australians tackled our hilly course as did super-tourist Micky Wheeler who has notched up an impressive 379 parkruns on 68 different courses. We hope you all had fun and keep enjoying your parkrun tourism!
Thank-you for listening to the marshals as our volunteers dealt with the traffic. We don’t think it was a parkrunner parked on the drive, but it was a good reminder about how great it would be if everyone parked in sensible places.
All of the finish tokens were returned again – that’s three weeks in a row! Thank-you.
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer over the next few weeks, it’s sometimes a bit slower to fill the roster when people are on holiday. This week’s fab team were:
Stephen PERRY • Andrew HOLME • Ryan MEWIS • Jim BACON • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Kelly SEWARD • Christine PERRY • John HOWARTH • Hannah STEVENSON • Pam HOLME • Kathryn HOYLE • Angela SINGLETON • Francesca CITRON • Paul COTTAM • Eleanor LEVIN • Bob LOCHRIE • Paul JAMES • Carly SPARKS • Sara ATKIN
Full restuls here: Lancaster parkrun Results Page.
Did you know that you can donate to Lancaster parkrun? Find out more here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/lancaster/aboutus/