It was an interesting start to the day with the car’s temperature gauge reading 17C on arrival but with a cloudy sky, blustery wind and light rain. Not exactly ideal running conditions, but also not enough to put off the 127 walkers, joggers and runners that took part.
Many thanks to the terrific team of volunteers this week, Andy MORRIS • Andy PORTWOOD • Carol Ann WOLSTENHOLME • Cath BADHAM • Chris PATTISON • Ellis HEWITT • Heather HILL • Janet HESLIP • Jean BAKER • Keith HUDSON • Lionel WOLSTENHOLME • Mark HAZLEHURST • Matt TAYLOR • Michael JOEL • Paul TAYLOR • Roger KENCH • Ruth SMITH • Stephen HESLIP • Stephen RUNDELL • William STREET – we couldn’t have done it without you.
If you would like to give something back to your local parkrun by volunteering, please leave us a message on our Facebook page or e-mail us at email@example.com – we always appreciate your support, and after all – it’s fun to volunteer.
Chris was Run Director today, and he failed to tell us that he was volunteering for the 100th time – actually he told us that he didn’t realise ! Well, I for one think that he wanted to share his blushes by announcing it himself – so we’ve asked next week’s RD, Roger to announce it then, and don’t forget to congratulate him.
The following 7 people completed their first ever parkrun today Adrienne HOPKINS, Amanda HARBOTTLE, Amber BECKETT, Amelia BECKETT, Clare MCSHANE, Craig SLATER, Russell BARRON – congratulations to all of you – see you next week.
Our first time visitors were Alan TONKS, Alix MCKILLOP, Craig SANKEY, David CLARKE, Howard DARWIN, Julie ATKINSON, Lisa BROCKLEHURST, Stephen ORAM – welcome to Poolsbrook parkrun, we hope you enjoyed our event today.
We love milestones, and in addition to Chris’s volunteer milestone we had a 50th parkrun from Gwilym HAYES (5 at Poolsbrook). It’s worth also noting that Stephen MOSS is on 49 runs, and both Ivan GLOSSOP and Roy SMITH are on 99 !
Not surprisingly, the difficult conditions didn’t lend themselves to many PBs, so even greater praise has to be given to those that achieved them this week, Diane OSHEA, Helen TURNER, Martin FINCH, Martyn SHAWCROFT, Mary BOWN, Matthew PRIOR, Nina MORGAN, Richard DOWNES, Sarah SAUNDERS, Shane SAUNDERS, Stuart TURNER, Tilly LAWSON.
It was a bit of a challenge running along the home straight with the wind right in your face it felt like running on the spot, but also a nice change to have the wind with you on the long straight between the bridge and the Erin Road car park – you win some, you lose some !
Dates for your diary
- 27 October – Halloween event – please feel free to take part in Halloween themed fancy dress
- 24 November – takeover by ‘The Running Wilbury’s’ including some pacers
- Christmas day – an extra event starting at the usual 9am
- New Years Day – an extra event starting at 1030 (a chance for you to do a parkrun double)
For those of you interested in doing a New Years Day ‘double’ you can check out which other parkrun’s will be operating by following this link. Please bear in mind that a lot of parkruns won’t make up their minds until much closer to the date, so keep looking. Note – Clumber have declared for 9AM on NYD and Graves usually do the same (but have not yet declared).
Note that we are looking for volunteer for Christmas day and New Years day, if you can help, please let us know in the usual way.
Many thanks to Lionel and Carol for providing the photographs this week.