Run report – 20/8/16: event number 285

Last Saturday saw 31 volunteers and 343 runners, walkers and joggers take on a very blustery Newport parkrun. Congratulations to the 27 first timers who braved the not so summery August weather to take their first parkrun steps!

Congratulations to our milestone achievers this week including Mollie Sheppard who joins the junior 10 club, Paul Williams who is the most recent member of the 50 club and last but not least, Lewis McLoughlin and Neale MacCarthaigh who have run a fantastic 100 parkruns each! Well done all!

Thank you to all our volunteers, those who made the event run so smoothly and those who assisted with the First Steps beginners running groups as tail runners and leaders. Your assistance in whatever form is very much appreciated! The summer months are the hardest to fill with volunteers and although we're very grateful to those who have put their name forward to help in the last few weeks, there are a still a number of weeks we need to fill. Please take a look at the future roster and let us know when you can help out, and which role you would like to fill: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newport/futureroster/

Please email us on newporthelpers@parkrun.com if you can be a hi-viz hero and help us put on Newport parkrun in the coming weeks.

Following an inspiring two weeks of sport, next Saturday we're joining with parkrun events all across the UK to help stage the UK's largest sports day as part of Join In's I AM TEAM GB! We are not only hoping to encourage people to come along and try parkrun out, but to have a bit of fun dressing up in red, white or blue to celebrate our latest sporting heroes. https://www.joininuk.org/iatgb-events/i-am-team-gb-newport-parkrun/

If you know anyone looking to start running then don't forget to let them know about our First Steps beginners running programme which can be started any week and worked through in their own time.