This weeks run report kindly written for us by Lyndsay Jordan
Another Saturday morning parkrun in the sun! Summer is definitely delivering some beautiful Saturdays for us, after the long, harsh winter. This week 329 people arrived at Rutland Water to run, jog, walk, buggy push and dog-jog their way along the out and back parkrun course. As we all gathered at the start, one of the downsides of summer was quickly noticed by a few people wearing green and yellow tops – they were getting covered in bugs! Luckily when the wind picked up the bugs dispersed. The run director gave us our weekly milestone and tourist announcements.
Tourists had visited us this week from Chester, Birmingham and Gainsborough, to name but a few. We had five people celebrating their 50th milestones! Mark TOMS, Wesley DURSTON, Richard VINEY, Sian POWELL and Morag ROBERTS, so very well done ladies and gents.
The course itself is a nice flat(ish) out and back that takes you out to the dam wall before you hit the turning point and had back, all along the edge of the beautiful setting of Rutland Water, with lots of smiley hi-viz heroes along the way who offer encouragement. I managed to play cat and mouse with the 27 minute pacer during the run which I was so pleased about given the heat, so I gave the happy bell a ring when I’d crossed the finish.
So, now for the results.
The top three men were Owen WILKINSON, in a time of 17.26, Joel THOMPSON and Joseph MONK. The top three women were Catherine CHORLTON with a time of 21.03, Matilda MANNING and Kirsty KOTHAKOTA. There were over 55 first timers to Rutland parkrun, 12 of whom it was their first parkrun. I hope you enjoyed it and it is the start of a fulfilling parkrun journey for you all. We can’t always guarantee warm weather but we can always guarantee a very warm welcome. 20 people also showed as unknown on the results – remember DFYB!
Parkruns can’t take place without the help of the wonderful volunteer and this week’s parkrun was brought to you by:
Christine WISE • Craig TILLEY • Darren BARRATT • Dylan YOUNGS • Emma HERD • Harry ROCKLIFF • Ian POWELL • Ian SHARP • Joe MARTIN • John MACKINNON • Karen GRACE • Lawrence FRANCIS • Liliane COOGAN • Liz MAKIN • Lyndsay JORDAN • Maria DAVIES • Maria SOWERBY • Neil ROCKLIFF • Neil SPENCER • Neve HATTEE • Richard John CHALLIS • Robin BURDELL • Scott MATHIE • Simon WALLS • Sonia KENDAL • Stuart HILL • Trevor WISE • Vanessa WINTERS • Yvonne SPENCER
If you would like to get involved I can highly recommend volunteering.
It is great fun and you learn new skills, whilst giving back to your parkrun community. With the holiday season around the corner, we are always in need of more volunteers so if you would like to help, take a look at the future roster and pop your name down. The roster can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rutlandwater/futureroster/.
Thanks for that Lyndsay.
Also, we thought you should all know we had a minor celebrity visitor at Rutland Water on parkrunday. The parkrun Tourist Stone.
Every week, the stone is passed on parkrunner to parkrunner, on the proviso that it's taken to a different parkrun, and passed on. It'd come to us from one of the Leicester parkruns and passed on the one of our Tourists from Hertfordshire. Bon Voyage, Tourist Stone