It was another bumper week at Reigate Priory parkrun. This week 412 people ran, jogged and walked the course, beating our previous attendance record of 387 (set last weeek) and taking us over the 400 participant mark for the first time. With only 400 tokens at the finish line the ingenuity of our volunteer team was tested, and they weren’t found lacking, handing out paper “finish tokens” to participants 401 to 412.
Reigate Priory wasn’t on its own with a bumper attendance, with 113 UK parkruns setting a new attendance record this weekend, including our neighbours at Tilgate. Our attendance record prior to this January stood for 19 months, wonder how long this one will last? We know that it will at least stand for double the time of the record set on 5 January as there is no Reigate Priory parkrun next week 19 January due to another event taking place in the park. The ideal time to try out some parkrun tourism, near or far.
30 of you were undertaking your very first parkrun today, welcome and we hope you enjoyed it, and 25 of you were doing that all important parkrun number 2. At the other end of the scale we had one parkrunner who was completing parkrun number 388, wow! On milestones we celebrated with Reigate Priory regulars Brian Apted and Linda Fallon who both joined the 50 club. Well done both.
After our rest next week we will look forward to seeing you back with us for the next Reigate Priory parkrun which will take place on 26 January. This week’s event was made possible by our 27 splendid volunteers:
Andrew PATRICK • Paul CHANDLER • William JESSUP • Tracey JESSUP • Theo Simon LEWIS • Hugo Thomas LEWIS • Stephen LEWIS • Mike WILLIAMS • Fraser MULLEN • Moray CAREY • Bruce MASCALL • Gareth HODGSON • Sally PARKER • Kate HOLAH • Ian ADLAM • Colin SMITH • Chris PARKIN • Drew ORAM • Ian CROUCH • Ruth EVANS • Olly EVANS • John FRY • Jo SMITH • Nick PETTITT • Matthew LEE • Susan JENN • Ian MORRIS