It’s good to be back (again)
As the saying goes, you wait for ages for a bus to arrive and then two come along at once ! Well for me, having not been at parkrun since June, here I am twice in 4 weeks ! And it is nice to be back enjoying a bit of banter with old friends.
Arriving at 8.15, I found Mike had already got the signs and finishing area sorted (as he always does !). I had wondered what condition the grass would be in, thinking it may be getting damp as it normally is in October. In fact, it was bone hard and looked more like July than October ! I reckon we have quite a few more weeks using our summer start - I do hope I haven’t jinxed it now !
The run itself went with its normal efficiency, aided by our superb volunteers.
Leading home the 441 runners was Max Dumbrell not far off his PB in a time of 16:17, a time which earnt him the 10th fastest parkrun in the country on Saturday (incidentally James Westlake ran the fastest parkrun in the UK on Saturday running at Horsham in a time of 15:38 !)
Max was followed home by David Bull and Adrian Haines (another interesting fact was that Adrian has recently finished 2nd in the World Masters 800m race).
The Ladies were lead home by Michelle Nixon in a time of 21:51 followed by Kathy Peters and Claire Page.
Well done to you all and to all our runners.
Some special mention needs to go to the following :
September parkrunner of the month : Pete Meloy. Congratulations Pete, richly deserved.
Juniors 10th parkrun : Issac Dyball, Holly Stanger
50th parkrun : Caz Alliston, Catherine Bradshaw, Julie Saunders
200th parkrun as a Junior : Ryan Williams
Special Announcement : Don’t forget we have our Halloween Run on Saturday 27th October where they’ll be Fancy Dress, CAKES and a surprise. How spooky !
Right I must go – I have a bus to catch
Cheers for now.