Mud factor 0, Rut factor 1.
Once upon the winter photographers ended up muddy. This week the photographer was more likely to end up sunburned. A glorious parkrun day indeed and some amazing pictures from Penny JOHNSTONE
1. It is approximately 400m back to the visitor centre from the finish funnel, and glorious though the weather is, 4 legged parkrun attendees are going to get hot and bothered. Consider packing a water bowl and some water for the end of the run. This also goes for younger parkrunners – though they might find it easier to drink from a cup or bottle.
2. While the course conditions are about as beautiful as they will ever be, over half of QE parkrun is a proper trail course and the other section a gravelled road. It will never be the fastest PB course and there are always odd holes, twigs, path wear and a few remaining ruts requiring caution. No special shoes required and first aid is available at the finish funnel.
To the day itself.
5 first time ever parkrunners and 8 new PBs recorded for those who are just starting their parkrun journey (runs 1,2 and 3). Well done to all of you and indeed all 26 parkrunners with new PBs to celebrate.
There was a 16th birthday for Harriet WHITE, one of the volunteers (on parkrun day, in the middle of GCSEs) and in her honour here are some of the pictures that she would choose.
Happy Birthday – yes you!!
I’m running on the grass, my paws prefer it.
What are flying feet and how do I do them going uphill?
Putting my best paw forward
Wistfully watching all my buddies run (sad paws) while my humans are awesome and volunteer.
And finally, the tail without a tail showing that there simply isn’t any mud!
The rest of the incredible pictures are available on the QE Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95289650@N08/albums/with/72157697256881714 Do go and have a look.