If you read as much about running as I do, you may have seen several articles which point to two things which have led to recent surge in participation in the sport. They are, of course, parkrun itself and the Couch to 5k programme.
We have had several people at Pendle parkrun who prove just how much that is the case. And on Saturday, Paul Taylor further emphasised the point.
Paul was a graduate of Trawden AC's C25K programme in September last year, and got to grips with parkrun straight away. Between September and June this year he was almost ever-present, clocking up no fewer than 10 PBs and bringing his time down to just over 33 minutes.
But then injury struck and Paul was forced to sit out the event for three months - volunteering several times to keep himself busy - before getting the go-ahead to start running again. And on Saturday, just a couple of weeks after completing his first 10k race, he came our most recent member of the 50 Club to some very loud cheers at the finishing line.
Although numbers were a little depleted on Saturday we still attracted 11 first timers in the field of 71. And among them were two serious parkrun tourists - Rob Marsden taking in his 91st different parkrun and Robert Pullan his 60th.
The other first-timers were Danny Steer, Robert Tomlin, Christopher Almond, Sacha Cooper, Barry Lucketti, Kimberley Steer, Catherine Wright, Karen Almond and Tracey Moynihan.
Jayne Butterworth was first over the line in the ladies' race in a new PB - other PBS on the day were recorded by Andy Holden, Orla Stalton-Larter, Zak Smith and Kerry Cooper - with Helen Sweeney second and Sacha Cooper third.
And Andy Berry claimed his third first place finish at Pendle as he beat Adam Holda and Shaun Heys into second and third places respectively.