Today's parkrun team were feeling a little tense. We had an incident on Friday night with one of the watches as we were resetting them, ready for this morning. It seems that parkrun watches don't like being dropped on a hard kitchen floor. So this morning we used the other stopwatch to time the run and used a couple of mobile phones as back up using the virtual volunteer app. All went well with the stopwatch and the timekeeper kept her cool and did a great job, so the crisis was averted.
There were tourists from “that” London who had started out very early as they wanted to get their “Y” run in at Yeovil. However they were completely scuppered in their plan as Yeovil had to cancel due to the weather so we enjoyed their company instead. This running parkrun with every letter of the alphabet has become a “thing” along with parkrun bingo where you have to get every second of a minute ticked off which is suprisingly difficult. Event Director has completed 212 parkruns but is still to get No 11. There is also Pirate parkrun where 7 x C's and an R are required.
On a different subject, next week 20th, anyone wishing to join us at the parkrun Christmas party on Friday the 7th December can pick up a Menu. The “Do” will be at The Tavola D'ora in Shepton Mallet and will start at 7pm. Please take a menu home and make your selections. You can then return it with your name on it and a £5 deposit per person. These deposits AND your food options must be with Emma by the 25th November please or you we won't be able to count you in the numbers. Last year's party was great fun and any of our parkrunners are welcome to join us. Our regular parkrunner Emma Chandler is collecting deposits and so that you know who she is she will wear a christmas hat.
Hat of the week – Bobble hat as was too windy for the cowboy hat
Song of the week – Blowin' in the wind – Bob Dylan
Alternative song of the week – Time – Pink Floyd