Run report – 23/7/16 – the apricot event!

It was a very warm and muggy morning at Newport parkrun yesterday, but that seemed to encourage our parkrunners out and onto the course on a Saturday that we felt sure would see a low turnout. Most weeks a number of our volunteers will hazard a guess at the beginning of the run as to total numbers attending. One of our RDs this week, Brad, was absolutely certain we'd be pushing 400 and was proved pretty much correct when 397 of you crossed the finish line!

This week we had 24 volunteers who high-fived and cheered all 397 of you across the line and through the finish funnel. Of our 397 parkrunners/joggers/walkers this week, 31 of you were first timers and 47 recorded personal bests.

We had a number of milestone achievers this week with Ioan Maher and Lorna Saffer reaching the junior 10 milestone club. Congratulations both, we hope to see you in your new white 10 parkrun tshirts soon!  Also reaching a milestone this week were Matthew Pollard, Tudor Evans and Paul McCarthy who have joined the 50 milestone club - well done all, there will be a red parkrun tshirt on its way to you soon no doubt!

Next Saturday we start our latest beginners running programme, more details on this will be published this week. Watch this space!

We need a number of volunteers to come forward in order to be able to put on Newport parkrun successfully in the next couple of weeks - summer is always a difficult time to fill the roster so if you can help at all, please let us know. The future roster is here so take a look and drop us a line (newporthelpers@parkrun.com) for a preferred or brand new role and the date you can help: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newport/futureroster/

parkrunners across the country were encouraged to attend an event today in an apricot parkrun top and those at Newport parkrun didn't fail to show off their parkrun best today with a splash of colour. If you'd like to purchase an apricot vest, short sleeve or long sleeve top (which you can personalise with the name of your home run) then you can do so here: https://tribesports.com/pages/parkrun-performance-collection. All the profit from the sale of the apricot tops contributes directly to ensure the sustainability and success of parkrun.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Robert BLUNDELL, Gareth CHARLES, Dave COOK, John DALLY, Peta DANIELS, Ruby DAVIES, Carl DIFFORD, Brad GOODFELLOW, Trudy HURFORD, Elaine LEVERSON, Richard LEWIS, Emma LYNCH, Dexter LYNCH, Howard Charles MASON, Elizabeth MOUNFIELD, Richard OWEN, Jan OWEN, Andrew PARK, Sam REES, Matthew REES, Jack ROWLAND, Morgan STEPHENSON, Rhys STEPHENSON and Emma WOOKEY