Well, that was rather nice weather we had this week, wasn't it? For the first time in what felt like eleventy-thirteen months we were greeted by a sunny and warm day in Fairlands Valley Park. 252 people completed the course, of which 18 were first-timers and a whopping 61 hard-working bunnies achieve a new PB (that's almost 25% of the athletes!) In fact, 7 of the first 10 finishers recorded new PBs - so the weather seemed to make all the difference. Full results for this week are available HERE
Whilst we had no attendees recording milestone runs or volunteering, we did congratulate Emma Kent on her marriage later that day. Here's hoping the sun kept shining and you missed the showers in the afternoon!
A big bucket of thanks to all of our volunteers this week: Chris HOLLAND • Jason ROOT • Steve WELLS • Gordon COWAN • Esperanza CASTRO • Niki PLUMB • Robert WHITTEN • Tracy NORRIS • Tony RANDFIELD • Molly-Rose FISHER • Helen HARRIS • Trevor BROOM • Matthew PATTMAN • Nathan HADFIELD • Alan FORD • Jack LUNNON • Shelbe MOONBEAM • Alan GOODWIN • Juliette MULLEN. These guys'n'gals ensured you could take part and sweat your little hearts out on Saturday. If you'd like to volunteer at some point (remember, no volunteers = no Stevenage parkrun!) then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next few weeks include a whole bunch of special events at Stevenage parkrun:
- April 28th: Pacing Day - yes, our popular pacing day returns with a group of volunteers attempting to help you break your PB. These event are always enjoyable and give everyone a sense of achievement, so why not come along - you may be spurred on to a fantastic time
- May 12th: 100th Stevenage parkrun - if it were a wedding, this would be a double-gold anniversary
- May 26th: 2 year Anniversary of Stevenage parkrun - well, that came round quick, didn't it? Expect all sorts of shenanigans and stuff. Not an event to be missed!
Best of luck to any of our parkrun family taking part in Sunday's 2018 London Marathon. In the words of someone wise: 'May your time and blisters be like the bite of a toothless mouse - small and pain-free!'