Run Report event #372 - brought to you by Ann Deverill. Thanks Ann!
The threat of thunder, lightning and rain didn't dampen the parkrunners this Saturday and a turnout of 738 runners proved that.
This report is titled spreading the magic, one of the regular parkrunners was celebrating their 100th parkrun and chose a Disney theme... spreading the magic this we can all do? So, with a few Minnie Mouses and Tiggers bouncing around, a Pocahontas and a very impressive Cruella De Vil...all dogs accounted for I believe...! The magic sprinkled itself safely on Poole parkrun... congratulations Julie Hitching on your 100th parkrun.
It was particularly notable that many of the milestone t-shirts are now appearing be it 50,100 or 250...having been sent out recently to eagerly waiting runners. It's great to see parkrunners wear their t-shirts with pride. This is a part of parkrun run that spreads the magic we all have aims and goals we aspire to...getting to 50, 100 or 250 parkruns is amazing, so to you all a pat on the back. There is also a 500 t-shirt this would truly be magical...is there anyone you know close to that? I think we should have a theme that all parkrunners who have a milestone t-shirt should wear it and see which milestone is the most popular.
So as the rain stayed away giving to a lovely Saturday morning of running, sprinkled with some Disney magic and characters, another successful parkrun is done. Yet the magic continues as the results are gathered and sent out, the course is checked and cleared away and next week’s parkrun is all ready being organised, this by some very magical people...volunteers.
The volunteer is not without its own milestone t-shirt which you receive when volunteering on 25 occasions...keep that in mind 25 and you get a t-shirt to proudly wear, there are lots of roles you can do to suit you and help parkrun continue each week.
I will end my run report with a nod to the volunteers as always without them parkrun would not go ahead. So this parkrun is event 372 and I would like to acknowledge DAVID HEATH, who truly spreads the magic. David is often at Poole parkrun probably before any of us are actually out of bed, setting it up for us to turn up, run and then leave and this on no less than 350 occasions....that is truly magical. Thank you David form us all.
So spread the magic, enjoy your milestones, your themed runs, your aims and goals and achievements... but do keep the magic going, be a volunteer too....
So until next time parkrunners keep the magic going
This week 738 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 83 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 49 different clubs took part.