RUN REPORT 71
With the clocks springing forward and the beach huts arriving, we changed to our summer route. The beach had been very active during the previous week so the parkrunners had two tiers of pebbles to negotiate before going onto The Esplanade via a mostly pebbled ramp. Who knows how the beach will be by this Saturday – it is the joy of a beachside parkrun.
The temperatures were hardly spring-like but felt positively balmy compared with the Beast of the East II of the previous weekend.
Of the 152 who ran, walked or jogged we welcomed 27 new to Seaton parkrun, including visitors from Ealing, Wimbledon, Richmond, Huntingdon and Fareham. Despite the chilly wind and extra pebbles, 13 of you celebrated new personal bests so very well done to you all.
First finisher was Adam Hennessy in 18:27 with Phoebe Clark the first female in 20:59 while John Blackledge topped the age grade with 77.54%.
A fantastic 22 high vizzers made it all possible so many thanks to you all.
The new season also saw both The Hideaway and Spot-On kiosk back open and huge thanks to them for providing the marshals nearby with very welcome hot drinks. I suspect these marshal posts will be snapped up every week now!
As this weekend is Easter please come with your Easter bonnets, bunny ears or chick costumes! Our volunteer roster is already full for this Saturday but we have many vacancies throughout April especially as some of the core team are away.
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