Wythenshawe parkrun no.379 23rd February 2019 – Last Orders At The Cafe
In our usual day to day activities we always like a sense of familiarity, this may be parking in the same spot at work, or paying at the same till when we buy our weekly groceries. At parkrun, nothing is different and for me seeing Sam at the first corner or Jane scanning the barcodes brings this sense of familiarity, however this week we said goodbye to one of the Wythenshawe parkrun constants.
The Cafe at Wythenshawe has been helpful in a number of ways in terms of assisting our parkrun, from storing some of our equipment, to letting parkrunners use the toilet facilities, to providing a Christmas Breakfast Special and every week being the base for our core team to use their wifi in order to process the results.
So from all of us who have used the Cafe’s facilities, a big THANK YOU from Wythenshawe parkrun. As we do not know when the new Cafe will be open this means that we have no toilet facilities at the moment so please be aware of this on Saturday morning before you make your way to our event.
In terms of this week’s event, we had 299 parkrunners who enjoyed the unseasonably warm February morning and ran/jogged/walked their way around the park. And 52 of you enjoyed the warm weather so much, you ran Personal Bests, based on the number of times that they have run at Wythenshawe, I would like to highlight Victoria Cordingley, Claire Smith & Gillian Edmundson for their PB’s this week, but congratulations to you all.
We also had 29 First Timers to our parkrun this week, with 18 of you making their parkrun debut. Along with a tourist from Belfast, we welcome you all and hope to see you soon.
One thing that the newcomers will have noticed is that at parkrun we like to celebrate achievements and the best way to celebrate is with plenty of Cake and Sweets. So congratulations to Thomas Pavey on running his 100th parkrun, and to Zack Hocking, Rick Jones, Peter Daly, Ben Crouch & Nikki Reed who all celebrated their 50th parkrun.
We are always grateful to the volunteers who make parkrun possible and this week led by Alan Lamb, they included Norma Burgess, Jonathan Butcher, Ron Carter, Ben Crouch, Edward Cundick, Joe Oliver Evans, Jane Gavin, Joshua Horsman, Graham Horsman, Ann John, Jaya Limbachia, Jennifer Lutton, Paul Maybury, Morris Mcgill, Sidney Mcgill, Lucy Mcgill, Nayana Moore, Michael Moore, Bruce Partington, Richard Pavey, Thomas Pavey, Andrew Ratcliffe, Jane Warnock & David Wathey.
So onto next week, and as I mentioned previously we may not have toilet facilities available. Although the weather has been excellent for this time of the year, remember the Beast from the East was this week last year, the overflow car park may not be available again. So please car share or cycle or use public transport if you can. If the car park is full, please park responsibly on a local side street.
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