With snow on the tops and a full moon still showing, it was quite apt to have the Halloween fancy dress parkrun and to add a twist, for only the 2nd time, we did it in reverse!!!! The news of this has spread and, even with the Snowdonia Marathon taking place today involving a large number of our regulars (well done you crazy/hardy/Superhero type bunch!), 227 parkrunners started at our regular finish and finished at our regular start line! One of our barcode scanners was a bit temperamental in the cold this morning which also added to the fun but it soon warmed up and behaved itself!
There was quite a large number of visitors to Penrhyn this morning with parkrun tourists from Basingstoke, Lee on Solent, Daventry, Ormskirk, Preston, Durham and Sheffield with Alistair and Liz from Devon using this as the warm up for the Snowdonia Marathon (CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!!!) Amongst the visitors and halloween constumes this morning were 7 people with 250 green shirts, the most experienced runner being Angie Hart with her 345 parkrun in a time of 28:39.
It must have felt like a different parkrun doing this in reverse today and I think it was fairly equal in terms of numbers in how many people said they preferred it this way compared to the regular route! still, 28 people recorded a PB today so congratulations.
Milestone Mentions go to Junior runner Madeleine Sinfield on her 10th run and Adele Mountford on her 50th. Unfortunately, I hadn't organised a prize for best costume but was impressed with the amount of witches, wizards, skeletons, werewolves, pumpkins and a Grim Reaper that got round the course
As always, a huge thank you to the volunteers for giving up their time, especially in the cold weather. Please message in with your barcode if you fancy helping out - without volunteers, we simply couldn't hold this event.
November 17th is our 4th Birthday so will we be able to beat any of our records that day - fastest male/female/age grade or attendance????
My guess is it could be the amount of cake produced to celebrate!
See you soon