And with rain………

It's been over a month since we've put anything on here, time goes so fast! I wil just say again though, if anyone has anything they want to put on here just send an email to the workington inbox and we can put it on.

I want to start by letting you read an email sent after the 34th event:
"Just a quick note to say thanks for a lovely parkrun yesterday. Having lived for several years between Carlisle and Dumfries, I remind myself everytime I travel out west, that I must go that way more often!
It was great to come to a small friendly run for my friend/clubmate's parkrun debut!

An interesting fact about workington parkrun is that you must be the only parkrun that has the male and female course records set by runners nominated for the uk ultra runners of the year awards ( an award that relies on public vote on www.ukultraawards.com). Amazing to be in a list with runners such as Ricky, and goes to show that you have to work at short distance as well as long!

Thanks again to the marshals/timers/organisers and especially to whoever provided the hot drinks

It's interesting to hear people (and podcasts such as the parkrun show) talk about huge numbers and attendance records....but smaller events have such a personal touch and seem v friendly. We don't have a "local" parkrun so if running one, we often see different people, hence the friendliness, chat and camaraderie really makes the trip worthwhile. Keep up the good work, and hope to be back"
Joanna Zakrzewski x

Thank you Joanne and well done for setting the new womens record on Saturday 1st Feb. It's always nice to get some feedback, especially when it's as good as that above, makes it all the more worthwhile getting out of bed on a Saturday morning for volunteers and runners alike.

Anyway - Well done to David Chapman to was the December sweatshop winner, and to Tony Briscoe the January winner.

Christina Davies, Nichol Moffat, Jenny Jennings, Ben Crelling, Sara Huddart, Marie Duxbury, Heidi Martin, Joanne Hughes have all got PB's in their latest runs since joining us in the new year so congratulations to you!

From the last event we had some quick finishers:

Russell MADDAMS (VM40-44) first over the line in 16:44
Brian TAYLOR (VM45-49) second in 16:57
Blain ROONEY (SM25-29) was third in 17:27.
Joasia ZAKRZEWSKI (VW35-39)  was first over the line in 17:50
Pippa MADDAMS (VW35-39) was second over the line in 18:50.
Faye MALKINSON (SW25-29) was third (18th overall) in 21:14

So from our first event in June 2013, up until our 34th event we have completed 1,674 runs covering a total distance of 8,370 km, and 508 new Personal Bests!

Well done Workington, it's neighbours and it's visitors!

Until next time.......