After a few glorious months of summer, I’m wondering when the country park is going to start showing the start of its autumnal colours. It seems as if the plants and trees have decided to continue to grow recklessly as the temperature cools a little and leave off the changing for now. At present the path is well drained and little soil+water mud. It’s still manageable in road shoes and if the recent buggy runners are any example, QE is no match for a determined parkrunner and double running buggy.
Our 102 finishers today, from 22 different clubs, James LEWINGTON scored his second PB and second second in two weeks. Toby LAMBERT was the top age graded runner (and first finisher) with a remarkable 82.37% - just 26 seconds from equalling the male course record. And well done too to Georgie LAMBERT, female first finisher and just 8 seconds from equalling the female course record. There were 27 PBs, nearly a third of parkrunners on Saturday.
6 parkrunners here at QE were part of the 13,449 in the world who started their parkrun journey today. How splendid to welcome you and please come back soon.
There were no conventional or even unofficial milestones but it was a day of smiles, laughter, chatting and visiting.
A thousand thanks yous to the 16 volunteers who gave up a part of their Saturday to volunteer put #282 on so superbly.
Run report by Pippa WHITE
We now have an online roster showing you the roles we need volunteers for - click here to view.
|In order to ensure that the event runs smoothly each week, we rely on volunteers. If you would like to help, we’d really appreciate it. All roles are simple and we offer full training in the use of the gadgets (stopwatches and barcode scanners). If you’d like to volunteer, please email email@example.com or sign the volunteer board on a Saturday morning. Thanks in advance.
We love seeing people running with their dogs at parkrun, but in the interests of safety for all our runners, our volunteers, spectators, other dogs, and members of the public using the park, we insist that dogs are kept under firm control, on a short lead or harness, thank you.
Further information on running with dogs can be found in the parkrun Dogs Policy.
Post-run meet up for food and beverages:
Please do join us in the cafe at the visitor centre for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience.