This week is all about numbers...
Event number 260 saw 458 runners, which only a matter of weeks ago we'd have considered a record breaking number. We also had 24 wonderful volunteers, 43 first timers (welcome to Newport parkrun!), and an enormous 127 PBs!
Some of the most staggering numbers this week have come from those who've reached parkrun milestones and congratulations and bravo to you all! ...
Joining the junior 10 club (achieved by juniors who run 10 5k parkruns) are George Powell and Jay Hayes.
Now I know where to find the stats (!) we can announce also that Mark Faulkner joins the Volunteer club for volunteering at a parkrun on 25 separate occasions.
Joining the 100 parkrun milestone club is week are Bernadette Wilkinson, Hannah Blackaby and Julia Davies. This is a superb achievement and you should all be very proud.
Topping out our milestone achievements this week is Ivor Cardwell who is one of only 507 parkrunners to achieve the phenomenal accolade of joining the 250 parkrun milestone club! In almost 5 years of Newport parkrun Ivor has run or volunteered at practically all our events, missing only one in March 2015.
Well done to you all!
Thank an you to each and every one of our volunteers for another fantastic event. We've welcomed a number of first time volunteers in the last couple of weeks and would like to open up the opportunity to anyone else that would like to join the team for next Saturday or any Saturday you can spare us in the next couple of months. Please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org to give something back smile emoticon Not only do you get to wear a fancy new Intersport hi-viz vest (or a lovely blue and white one for the Run Director), but you can start to progress towards the exclusive 25 volunteering club!
We are rapidly approaching Newport parkrun's 5th birthday which will be towards the end of March - watch this space for details of how we're planning to celebrate this milestone of our own. We do hope you can join us!
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Jon BELCHER, Gerri BLUNDELL, Helen BOVILL, Rachel Ann BOWEN, Dave COOK, Susie CREASEY, Chris DAVIES, Ruby DAVIES, Hayley EDWARDS, Carl ELLIOTT, Carole FEREDAY, Matthew GRANTHAM, Christopher HILL, Andrew HILLIS, Joey JONES, Gareth JONES, Howard Charles MASON, Elizabeth MOUNFIELD, Angela POTTER-COLLINS, Benjamin POWELL, Mike RIDD, Sarah SWART, Jeff UNSWORTH and Yangi VUNDAMINA