There was no National Sleep In Day for the 102 brave parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked our Rushmere course this morning, some of them in pyjamas! Despite the sub-zero temperatures and snow flurries, there was a warm welcome for two new people joining the parkrun family, and tourists arriving from Bedford, Humber Bridge parkrun in Hull, and New York, USA.
The effort put in by every single participant today was remarkable to see; you gave it everything, undeterred by the weather and muddy conditions – ‘Beast from the East’, BEATEN! The PB gong was ringing out, and I know that Steve Hickman was busily taking photographs, so do look out for them on our Facebook page later: https://www.facebook.com/rushmereparkrun
A delighted Matthew Brooks crossed the finish line as first male in 20.42, followed by first timers Andrew Lawrence in 20.52 and Neil Adcock in 21.45. First female home was a Junior, Nikki Kay, in 25.14, second female was Verity Allsopp finishing in 25.24 and Abi Gooch was third lady in 25.51. Full results can be found on the Rushmere parkrun Results Page.
My heartfelt thanks go out to the 13 chilly volunteers today – we could not have run this event without them:
Kieran WHITE • Michael SHARMAN • Tracy CARDNO • Cheryl CHAPPELL • Stephen MOORE • Steve HICKMAN • Sheryl DEW • Joshua BENDALL • Christine BEAUMONT • Kevin HARE • Keith PHILLIPS • William LANGDON • Michael GALLIE
Keep warm, everyone and see you all next week!
Run Director in PJs