Sun, Fun and Family – Moors Valley parkrun report #138
by Howard Lewis
Wow – what a BEAUTIFUL morning to greet us this week! It was sunny but reasonably cool, with a gentle breeze to help. As regular readers may recall, I enjoy writing the report from time to time as it allows me to help but also run. Having said that, shouting encouragement to others when marshalling or timekeeping is just as much fun too! When you’re written a few run reports, you need to try to make it interesting otherwise you’d all be bored reading my same drivel each time I write! So… on to this week’s idea. I wanted to get some feedback from you all, you know the important people who run and volunteer each week. So, I devised 4 questions to ask willing (?) people to help me write this. Those questions were… 1. What is your name? 2. How many parkruns have you completed? 3. What is your favourite part of our course? 4. What 3 words describe parkrun for you? So along we trot, Kate T and I all ready to photograph and question willing victims. It didn’t start too well as my pen broke and Kate forgot to charge the camera battery!! Thanks to Hannah and Imogen (see them later on) a new pen and mobile phone sufficed to get things going. So now on to the important people and let’s see what they had to say:
Inclusive, Diverse, Fun
The last bit around the lake.
Sociable, Motivational, Nice Surroundings.
Friendly, Inclusive, The Atmosphere
Alex, Sean and Carole Blackmore
About 35 each
The café, the bridge, the birds.
Family Friendly, D of E, Encouragement
Where it’s soft underfoot.
Lots of fun!
Hannah and Imogen
The downhill bit before the lake.
Fun, Sociable, Hard Work!
Just a quick note or two about our questionees! (I’m sorry, I know that’s not really a word, but it seemed ok at the time of writing!) Firstly, congratulations to Glenys on her 70th birthday. A super ‘thank you’ to Alex, Sean, Carole and ALL of our lovely volunteers this week. Finally, massive congratulations to Sarah on her first ever parkrun. Can you remember yours? Thanks for reading and see you very soon. I have a feeling there’ll be some cake on 14th July, but you’d have to ask Kate T about that!