Wythenshawe parkrun no.339 19th May 2018
So 300 of us were out on a beautiful pre Royal Wedding Saturday morning in a mood to celebrate the parkrun experience. The colours in the title pertain to the various parkrun colours that I saw whilst running around the park from the white junior parkrun milestone of 10 to the green milestone of 250 for some of our slightly more experienced runners. We do not have any blue t shirts yet which are for those who have run 500 times but in time I am sure we will start to see some of these.
And talking of t shirts and milestones I spotted a number of you looking resplendent in your new milestone t shirts you have received this week. They look very smart and we will hopefully soon see Steve Dunne and Jessica Hill in these t shirts as they were celebrating their 100th and 10th run respectively. Thank you for bringing in cake; this was very much appreciated by all.
Another 71 of you will be celebrating as this was the number of you who recorded personal bests today. Using the milestone of more than 40 runs at Wythenshawe well done Richard Evans on his 194th run at Wythenshawe, Evan Roberts, Stuart Gordon, Edyta Burgess (2nd time in 3 weeks), Yoko Shelley (3rd time in 5 weeks)and Jaya Limbachia. Not forgetting Stefan Bradley, Clive Briscoe, Paul Shelley & Sarah Hooks who ran PB's for the 2nd week running, well done to you all.
However there would be no celebrations possible without the assistance of our volunteers led by Dan Martell and his helpers Amanda NAVIN, Amelie MONK, Andy HOLLOWAY, Angela HOWARTH, Annie Helen WOOLLEY, Dianne LAWLOR, Graham HORSMAN, Holly HARRISON,Joanna GREAVES, Joanne HILL, Jonathan LAY, Kate HOLLOWAY, Kathryn DEAKIN, Lee BARNARD, Lisa BEATTIE, Margaret TUNNEY, Mark JONES, Nick BURKE, Norma BURGESS, Owen ALLWRIGHT, Ron CARTER, Sarah LUDLAM, Sarah NEWTON, Sheila PARKER & Thomas PAVEY.
We also had 31 newcomers to our event with 15 of you running your first parkrun. There were tourists from a number of places including Huddersfield, Perth (Scotland), and from a couple of parkruns over the Liverpool area. To our Liverpool friends who joined us this weekend, there was no need to be shy about this, parkrun is a friendly Community & we hope to see you all again soon.
Whilst parkrun does not have too many rules, is it possible to ask for a moment or two of silence for the run briefing? I know a lot of us will have heard briefings before, however we run over different types of surfaces (Tarmac/Grass/Gravel/Mud/Metal) and the hazards do change from week to week The briefing is designed for the event to run as safely as possible. We don't want you to get injured!!
I started talking about t shirts and will finish on t shirts as we will hopefully see a number of you in t shirts from the Manchester 10K/Half Marathon from the weekend. You will have earned those t shirts running in the sun, so wear them with pride.
See you next Saturday, Jonathan
PS don't forget your barcode, 21 of you did and were classified as Unknown
PPS we are short of volunteers over the next couple of weeks, any assistance would be appreciated