New Year's Eve run report
It was the last day of the year and what proved to be one of the drier moments in the last 2 weeks of rain.
Storm Dylan had left it's mark in certain areas of the UK but for us it was just another windy couple of days. We're a hardy lot. But it did mean that we went for a promenade start as the tidal swell was a little too unpredictable.
Our amazing volunteers were all in place as usual and our massive thanks go to:
Davy BLAIR, Jim BLEE, Rachel BLEE, Kerry CROSBY, Andy DEAL, Lily GOODE, Ursula GOODE, Beth GOODE, Grace GOODE, Oliver GOODE, Ben GOODE, Reid JACK, Sharon KENNEDY, Carl KENNEDY, Samantha LINTON, Alan MCCLUNEY
It was great to see some of the older hands from our bigger sister parkrun coming in to lend a hand at the junior event. If you would like to volunteer then could we ask that you register with parkrun first so that your volunteer efforts can be recognised.
We had 45 runners and of those runners were 2 first timers, 1 personal best, and 3 half marathon wristbands.
Our first timers were:
Our personal best runner:
Our Half Marathon Wristband runners:
As we go from week to week it is sometimes worth remembering that the sheer scale of parkrun continues to grow worldwide. We are just a small piece of the bigger picture but an important one at that. Each and every parkrun happens because there are people who love parkrun, from both volunteers through to the parkrunners.... on New Years Day (one of our two additional parkrun days) there were more people running a parkrun than there were parkrunners in the first 6 and a half years of paerkrun.
What you all do by turning up is to support the parkrun and make it what it is. In doing that you then support the growth of parkrun. You then support parkrun's desire to create a healthier happier planet.
For me junior parkrun epitomises this each and every week. No matter what the weather there are families outdoors, together, exercising, enjoying the day and adding a little bit of health and happiness to their lives.
What will you be doing for 2018?