There was a slightly lower turnout of 214 runners but this was a comfortable number for the small band of very efficient volunteers who offered their services.
The weather was pleasantly mild, but conditions still muddy.
First runner home was Spike Blake (J11-14) with a storming run. He was followed by Doug Rendle and Matt Collins.
First three ladies were Mimi Black (J15-17, in 9th place overall), Alana Mann and Lia Tibenham-Crofts (J15-17)
We celebrated a special milestone as Matthew Sheldon reached his 250th parkrun, while still in the J11-14 category. Matthew also has over 100 volunteering credits, and is one of the few people able to fold up the parkrun banner, so is a great example to us all. He also brought cake!
Two other Ally Pally stalwarts flew under the radar as they also achieved special milestones, Lee Connor on 200 and Susan Delgado on 100, and Anja Richter achieved her 50th. Congratulations to them all.
The New Year resolutions can get off to a good start at our next event which is on New Year's Day. Please note the later start time of 10am.