Another hot and sunny Saturday saw 426 runners, joggers and walkers complete the course with 19 first timers (very welcome, we hope to see you again soon) and an amazing 67 new PB’s despite the heat. Congratulations to Daniel Doherty, Ben Hulme and Lou Bateman who all completed their 50th parkrun today and Geoff Hardy-Gould and Tracey Rowland who completed their 100th run today. Congratulations and thanks to Ange Smy who helped sort the tokens at the end of the event and completed her 25th volunteer. We look forward to seeing you in your milestone t-shirts.
Many thanks to the 36 volunteers who helped set up the event, time and scan the runners, marshal the course, tail walk, manage the funnel and close up after the event - I was told we cleared up in record time, so extra thanks to everyone who helped at the end. Special thanks also go to Nicky Yeates who has been part of the Preston Park team since day one. She helps recruit volunteers and coordinates on the day as well as being a regular pacer, helping people get new PB’s. She is off on new adventures in September and completed her final volunteer coordinator today – you will be missed Nicky but I know you will come and visit us often. If you can volunteer next week or the up-coming weeks (especially with regular volunteers off on their holidays) please let us know on the facebook page or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
This week results can be found on our webpage (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prestonpark/results/latestresults/).
As a ‘supply’ run director I’d like to thank everyone for making my life very easy; from helping me with the results and making sure everything ran smoothly to buying me coffee to keep me going. Enjoy the sunshine and the football!