Today saw the rare opportunity allowing parkrunner's to complete two parkruns in one day. Many took advantage of this opportunity, choosing to take the trip over to Shrewsbury for a 8:30am start, then travelling to Telford for a 10:30am start.
The Run Director's and Timekeeper also chose to do this, and we can confirm that Shrewsbury certainly had the better end of the deal with the weather. Although cold, it was dry.
On arrival at the park, cue some strange looks from dog walkers, who were greeted with runner's changing out of running kit, into several layers, followed by a high-viz top. Cue: Rain
The rain started just after set up and never relented until almost the end. This sent our scanning devices into meltdown, with almost all of them choosing to pack up periodically, and most certainly at the busiest time. We apologise for the queues!
562 brave parkrunners completed the course, which is still pretty messy following the snow and over 30 trees coming down in the town park. Well done to everyone that completed the double, but a huge thank you to all the high viz volunteers that endured some of the worst weather conditions we have had in some time.
The event ended on another positive a couple of our regular Telford parkrunner's got engaged. Jim Vidler popped the question at the finish, and Natalie Dimmock, said "yes"! Fantastic guys.
Happy New Year to you all!