We had some fairly serious parkrun tourists at Pendle on Saturday. Leading them was Nick Berentzen who was running his 246th parkrun, running Pendle for the first time and chalking up his 83rd different parkrun in the process.
Karen Hulme was another first timer at Pendle and is already a member of the 250 club. She has taken in 68 different parkruns in her 259 runs and also found time volunteer on 180 occasions.
Her son, Adam, although still in the junior ranks has 188 runs to his name on 46 different courses and has also volunteered on 118 occasions.
The weather was a lot better than some of the forecasters had predicted and that attracted more than 100 runners to Pendle for the seventh time this year. And once again it was some of the younger runners who stole the headlines.
Barlick Fell Runner Jack Villiers (11-14) was first home ahead of clubmates Andy Berry and Alex Mason (15-17) who both recorded PBs. And the runners in fifth, sixth and seventh places - Scott McCredie, Stephen Hartley and Phil Brown - also recorded new PBs.
Emma Taylor and Sarah Bell led the ladies' race ahead of Joss Waiting who also recorded a new best time.
On a day which saw everything speed up a little, there was also PBs for Tom Partridge, Ciara Duffy, Alice Fleming, Katie Myers, Alexandria Cozens, Joe Myers, Patrick Eady, Thomas Coulton, Joe Taylor, Amanda Woods - her second in as many weeks and a whole minute quicker than the week before - and Kath Taylor.
Alan Wilkinson splits his time fairly even between Pendle and Burnley parkruns, but chose Pendle for his 100th run.
And also celebrating on Saturday was Margaret HArtley who out his birthday party on hold for a day so she could come and enjoy parkrun as well as looking after the kitchen for much of the morning.