After the cancellation of last week’s junior parkrun due to icy conditions, the relatively mild 5 degrees and only a touch of rain was a pleasantly enjoyable condition for this week’s run.
I was delighted that so many of you responded to our request for volunteers on Saturday – the roster was looking a little thin on the ground until everyone responded to our appeal; I even had a complete roster (including photographer with shiny new camera) and had to turn down offers for assistance. THANK YOU to you all: Tazneem ANWAR, Hamza ANWAR, Asif ANWAR, Kris CHAPLIN, Linda CURLEY, Grant CURLEY, Andy FOGDEN, Douglas GORDON, Sam KETLEY, Paul PRENTICE, Elizabeth ROGERS, Cheryl SAYER, Helen SHARP, Paul SZEFER, Sarah TALLACK, Brie TUSTIN, Juno WILLCOX, Tor WILLCOX, Rachel WILLCOX, and Stephanie WILLIAMS
A week without a junior parkrun produced some cases of significant enthusiasm:
• Lots of loud cheering during our briefing and warm-up;
• Mia MUNZO for sprinting up to collect her ½ Marathon Wristband, having completed 11 junior parkruns;
• An almost false start, as some of our more enthusiastic runners couldn’t quite wait for the whistle; and
• I was delighted to give one girl a big hi-five who came to thank me for the enthusiasm shown during the briefing which made her enjoy junior parkrun even more than normal and made her run that little bit faster!
We had 76 runners complete our course, with five first timers and one Tourist. Despite the ground being wet and somewhat slippery, 9 of you managed to gain New PBs! Well done: Evelina, William, Rosie, Bonnie, Nethru, Freddie, Kiara, Ismail and Isla.
Our fastest runners were Hugo MUNDY, Joel HORROCKS and Joseph COCKROFT for the boys and Lucy FOGDEN, Evelina WALKER and Bonnie HOPKINS for the girls.
Today’s run was Number 98 at Wycombe Rye junior parkrun and we are looking at how we will celebrate our 100th junior parkrun after just over 2 years of running the event – so watch this space and for announcements on Facebook as to how we will make that a special event.
Apologies to those of you who got caught out by the results processing errors that occurred. We had a problem with some of the underlying data, which needed to be corrected – usually something as anomalous as this would produce some red flags to indicate things had gone wrong, but in this instance the data was an initially plausible data set, so didn’t set off alarm bells until a few people wrote in by email and Facebook to suggest that things weren’t quite right. Hopefully those who were initially confused by their times & positions will be less so with the republished results.
I will leave you in the capable hands of Kate RODGERS as RD for next week.
Have a great week and hope you will have as much fun (if not more) next Sunday.