I usually like to get a run report written the day of the run. When the days events are still fresh in my mind, and I so I don't feel guilty getting a volunteer credit for something I have not yet completed. My husband did the First Timers Brief, so his volunteer stint was over before he even started running. However, this weekend was my parents golden wedding anniversary, so we knew we wouldn't have long to sit in the café after parkrun, before we rushed off to join family for lunch, and hosted a barbecue into the evening, so I thought the run report could be fitted round the madness of the weekend. It was also our wedding anniversary on the Friday, so anniversaries are somewhat on my mind.
Each year each parkrun celebrates its anniversary. This year Lee-on -the- Solent will be celebrating its 3rd birthday on 7th July, with pacers, rio carnival fancy dress and cakes. Sadly we'll miss it due to an annual naval band contest, with an unfortunately early start. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.
I've loved seeing the influx of new t-shirts celebrating 50, 100, 250 and 500 parkruns, as parkrun has caught up with the outstanding milestones t-shirts earned. If you, or someone you know, has a milestone run coming up, let the volunteer office know so they can give you a shout out. Nigel Bailey and Ian Ross reached 50 parkruns this week, and Thomas Harrison reached 10 parkruns. 23 people ran their first run at Lee on Saturday, and 44 people recorded a new PB.
For anyone interested in tracking their parkrun anniversaries, and stats in general, this recent extension for Chrome gives all kinds of information. https://running-challenges.co.uk/ I was interested to find that the average geographical coordinates of my parkruns was calculated, along with the furthest parkrun location from that, and the nearest parkrun that I've not yet done. I also like the map showing locations of the parkruns I've completed.
And will we get to celebrate Dame Kelly Holmes coming to visit? For anyone who missed this week, we started with a call out to see if she'd like to come visit. https://www.facebook.com/CARTSARV/videos/2117927931581933/?hc_ref=ARShCE9iaA7smGqUuh6zPbLaJUOOW0AjxD3lVDWs7PPv5AByKhWwbZILtJy3RfALU44&fref=nf