Hello, my name is Will and this week Rosliston had their 125th parkrun which was my 59th parkrun, 32nd at Rosliston. All of my family do the parkrun every Saturday unless we have other plans. For the past 5 years, I have played football on a Saturday and have not been able to run in the football season and my sister used to do gymnastics on a Saturday morning. But now my sister doesn't do that any more and I play football on a Sunday now, so we can do the parkrun every Saturday.
What I like about parkrun is going to other areas and running in a new place. When we went on holiday recently, we did Lowestoft parkrun which was next to the beach and when we went to Cornwall, we did one of the hilliest parkruns in the UK at Lanhydrock where we saw the Ford family also touristing.
My mum loves running the parkrun just for fun but my dad is competitive and likes to beat his PB as well as me! He did beat his PB on Saturday and was one of 37 of you who recorded a personal best.
Well done to all the new first timers, 40 of you, and congratulations to Tony Wardle and Charlie Deakin-Jones who completed their 100th parkrun. I like running with Charlie on a Sunday morning at the Swadlincote junior parkrun where I scan barcodes after doing the run. Andy Jones and David Corfield completed their 50th runs, Edward Hough and Milli Patel did their 10th parkruns. Congratulations to you all and thanks for the cake. There was also cake provided by Dave Wright to celebrate his 40th birthday.
The weather was perfect for running after the recent heatwave and 195 of you took advantage of this, assisted by 31 volunteers.
First over the line was Alex Coleston-Shields in 18.08, followed by Thomas Bradley in 18.24 and then Oliver Meek in 18.59. First lady was Sienna Teague in 22.50, followed by Kathryn Little at 23.31 and Lauren Ford at 24.03. Well done to you all.
Rosliston parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Forestry Centre. Please remember to bring your barcode and £1 for parking. There is a new runners & tourist brief at 8.45am with the normal brief at the start at 8.55.