Wythenshawe parkrun no.362 27th October 2018
At 10am on Friday Morning I looked out at the monsoon conditions in the car park at work & 2 thoughts ran through my head, the first was why did I decide to cycle to work and the second was would this be the week that the mud finally returned. However it was not the rain that was the talking point, instead it was the cold that we had to contend with.
And so 249 of us dug deep into wardrobes looking for hats and gloves that were last used in March/April as we all walked, jogged or ran around the park on Saturday Morning.
And if you were cold making your way around the park, then please join me in saying a special thanks to our volunteers who this week were led by Jennifer Lutton, with her helpers Katherine Victoria REECE, Linda EDMONDSON, Ken BURGESS, Andy HOLLOWAY, Alistair TANNER, Michael EAKIN, Mark SYDDALL, Lucy MCGILL, Jonathan BUTCHER, Andrew RATCLIFFE , Sam MCGRATH, Lisa BEATTIE, Benjamin MATHESON, Carole PARTINGTON, Ruth ANDE, Bruce PARTINGTON, Norma BURGESS, Joanna GREAVES, Libby DAY, James BAGLEY, Michael Burke KING'S CHURCH WYTHENSHAWE, Akin ANDE, Tosin ANDE & Dara ANDE
We also had 35 first timers this week to our event with 11 making their first ever parkrun. A special welcome to you and we look forwards to seeing you all again soon.
We also had a number of tourists as well, ranging from Macclesfield, Bramhall, Oldham and Stretford making a short trip to those from Cuerden Valley & Porthcawl who travelled further distances.
There were also a couple of dedicated parkrun tourists visiting us this week, with the Gray family who often run at Roundshaw Downs in London, By my reckoning they have run a combined 724 parkruns plus 82 junior parkruns at 295 different venues and have volunteered an amazing 367 times. I hope that Tim, Matthew, Marie and Sue all enjoyed our event and all at Wythenshawe want to wish Sue good luck on her next run when she will join the 250 club.
They were not the only tourists as we also had Steve Milne who has run 177 parkruns at 127 different venues with Killerton being his most frequent event.
Whilst there were no milestones this week, you will have noticed there was chocolates at the finish line, for this we must thank the volunteers from Kings Church Wythenshawe.
Another 30 of you will be celebrating Personal Bests this week, I am sorry I cannot list you all but special mention must go to Charlotte Lord who ran a PB on her 65thtime at Wythenshawe.
Please can you keep an eye out on social media this week as we are not sure which course we will be running due to the Fireworks display in the park.
See you on Saturday.
PS don't forget your barcode, 16 of you did and were classified as Unknown