With forecast rain absent (until 9.30am!) the parkrun weather fairies were kind to us this week! And what a brilliant way to start a Saturday morning, event number 381 at Southwick Country Park. With a roster full of 29 volunteers and 201 runners, walkers and joggers, it was great to see so many people taking on the almost three laps on offer.
Just 18 minutes after the run started, we saw the first finishers approaching the line. First male Rich McAleer came in at 18:45 and first lady striding into the finish funnel in 20:14 was Jenna French. First junior saw Lydia Louw finish in an impressive 20:57 and overall a huge 30 first timers took part. Welcome to the first parkrun of the rest of your life!
A big congratulations goes to Kim Brown completing her 50th milestone, and Jana Meier and Bill Fullbrook (not forgetting Finn the dog!) celebrating their 100th. As a parkrun tourist I've not had the pleasure of seeing Finn trot past before, so when I saw him today looking very dapper in his 100th parkrun collar it really made me smile! Parkrun really is for everyone, and I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning. Well done everyone and thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. Until next time...