With autumn on the horizon and the grass growing rapidly on the Millom parkrun circuit, numbers continue to be substantially better than this time last year as 48 keen and eager participants listened to race director Dawn Attwood’s briefing. Dawn thanked all the volunteers; Jonathan Bailey. Julia Barwell, Colin Benn, Andy Burn, Stephen Hancock, Maya and Karen Hughes, Peter Jackson, Penny Moreton, Shelley Myers, Rob Overton, Pauline Preston, Andrew Rigg and John Roberts who had made the day possible. Visitors this week had come from Horsham and Huddersfield plus it was great to see James Hyde begin his park run experience today.
For the first time there were a couple of pace runners to help those who wished to fine tune their runs; Rob Overton leading the 25-minute finishers and Jonathan Bailey leading the 28-minute brigade. This proved very successful as many personal bests were achieved by winner Scott Mossop, Michael Spegelaere, Colin Benn, Hannah Wright, Suzy Overton, Holly Singleton, Colin Southward, Lee Brabbs, Ellen Longhorn, Kelly Lancaster, Heather Singleton, Wendy Craik, Sarah Pinney, Elle Peck White, Keaton Keen and Susan Southward. Tremendous achievements by all.
The age span continues to inspire, ranging from a six-year-oldright through to 74 years, so many family members chasing each other around the course and once finished going back out to cheer their parents or siblings to the finish. Tail walker Julia Barwell takes her daughter and the toddler was singing across the line with the widest of smiles.
The café was buzzing afterwards, thanks extended to Colin Benn who after achieving his personal best, sped to man the tea urn and cut up the wonderful apple flapjack baked earlier.
Results; Men: Scott Mossop 20.46, 2nd John Rodgers 21.32, 3rd Lee Thompsett 22.06
Women’s: Hannah Wright 25.50, 2nd Rachael Read 26.26, 3rdSuzy Overton 26.44