Shipley Country parkrun 1st Pacer Event
Storm Callum decided to visit us today which made the morning a little tricky but that didn`t stop an excellent turn out to Shipley for our pacer event.
Shipley parkrun was brought to you by a super dooooper team of 33 excellent volunteers who continuously turn out and deploy themselves stupendously. We really are spoilt with our volunteers. Thanks muchly....
In addition to this mad bunch, we have our pacers.
Excellent work there pacers.....well done. How did you find the pacers event...??
A mahooooosive welcome to our first timers and tourists to Shipley. We had tourists from London, Cambridge, Leeds, Hull and Reigate Priory.
Congratulations go to Amanda Strickson who celebrated her 49th birthday on Saturday, hope you were spoilt rotten, and Carol Gerring who completed her 50th parkrun in an impressive time of 37.31, well done Carol.
So, we had 141 participants on Saturday with 18 personal best times, 13 first timers and representatives of 28 different run clubs happily park running.
First three finishers were Luke Beresford - blue shorts (19.22), Jack Mcguire - grey shorts (20.46) and Cameron Nightingale (20.49)
We had a few issues with participants not running through the finish funnel or accepting finish tokens. This makes it a lot harder for us to process results afterwards, it would help immensely if, regardless if you have your barcode or not or if you do not want to register your run, pllleeeease go through the finish funnel, collect a finish token and hand it to the barcode scanners. Thanks peoples.....!!!
And finally, after some great work by Shipley Country parkrun core team, the kind generosity of Smalley road runners and Erewash borough council, there is now a defibrillator permanently located at Shipley Country park.
Well done everyone involved with this. Hopefully, this will not be needed but if it is then it is well worth the effort for which all parties should be proud. ( I didn`t actually do anything, bit of a glory seeker... lol).
Bye, love ya, bye