In the week that Theresa May danced her way on to stage, we’re pleased to say that 224 of you adopted an equally carefree attitude to life as you joined us yesterday morning in the autumnal wonderland that was Wallace Park. A very fitting setting for International parkrun Day.
The spectacular golden leaves that greeted us all were not the only things of note in Wallace Park yesterday. Milestones were also high on the agenda too. We had no less than 4 folk reaching milestones of note.
Firstly two parkrun veterans, Jon Kay and Colin “the toaster grill” Mooney (don’t ask), both joined the ranks of the very illustrious 25 volunteer club. Not many volunteers roles these guys haven’t fulfilled. Well done gents. Wear the purple with pride.
On the running milestone front, well done to both Alison Warwick (in a new PB time too) and Robyn Hampton who both reached their 50th runs. Big congratulations to both of them. Thanks for supplying with more cake than we knew what to do with. First world problems eh.
27 of you also decided to see the glorious autumn colours for yourself and joined us for the first time ever at Wallace parkrun. We hope you enjoyed your visit.
Whatever was in the air yesterday also particularly agreed with many of you as we had a mammoth 55 new PBs. On the Wallace parkrun PB mantlepiece of fame this week is:
Katy Dunn, a parkrun veteran and still a junior runner, recorded back to back PBs as she went sub 25 for the second time in two weeks. Well done Katy.
Tim Haslett went out hard and it worked out well as he recorded his fastest run since January 2017. High risk, high reward. Well done Tim.
Rachael Sloan, knocked one whole second off her previous best for her 4th PB in six runs. Well done Rachael.
Gareth Connolly really has his wife to thank for his new PB. Apparently he had to be home in good time for her to get to the hairdressers. Surely it is no coincidence that Gareth ran his fastest time in a year…
Shauneen Simpson was also on fine form as she ran her 3rd PB in 4 weeks. Getting closer to her 50th run too.
Stephen Patterson had a very productive morning, going under 21 minutes for the first time at Wallace. Well done Stephen!
Finally for today, Eithne Burrell recorded her 4th consecutive PB and went under 32 minutes for the first time. Well done Eithne!
Obviously, needless to say, well done to all our finishers. All the results are in the usual place: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wallace/results/latestresults/
Now, our thanks to all of you who answered our call for volunteers during the week in a super fast time. Many much larger events struggle every week to fill their rosters. We rarely do and we thank you for that. You are a perpetual necessity in Wallace Park if you want our parkrun to exist. No volunteers, no parkrun.
We had several folk donning the hi-vis for the first time yesterday. Our thanks to them We can also thank the following good folk for our parkrun yesterday. They were:
Run Director: John Torrans.
Timekeepers: Jim Pow and Paul Blackstock.
Finish Token hander-outer: Colin Mooney.
Barcode Scanners: Laura Johnston, Joshua Lindsay and Jonathan Davis.
Marshals: Gillian Alister, Katie Collins, Sophie Collins, Jon Kay, Gareth Moore, Alan Parker, Ian Wilson and Karen Wilton.
Tea/Coffee: Rachel Wilson and Debbie McLorinan.
Pre-event set up: Fiona Dickson and Heather Patterson.
Photographer: Michael Harris.
Tail walker: Nuala McMorrow.
Plenty of space on the volunteer roster for next week too btw, nudge nudge. Seriously though, we love to have you on h-vis. Just let us know!
We hope you all enjoyed your time with us this weekend.
We get to do it all again in just a matter of days. We hope you’ll be joining us.