Run Report Event 434

Run Report Event 434

Well done to all 380 of you that completed a wet and soggy parkrun at Andover this week. The cooler weather must have favoured running as 62 of you recorded new PBs congratulations to you all.
We welcomed 20 new parkrunners to the parkrun family this week and 26 parkrun tourists visited Andover for the first time.
Thank you to a team of 24 volunteers that made our event possible this week, who all did a fantastic job, they were: Ian OLDACRE • Paul NORTH • Jan NORTH • James DUNDAS • Colin STOKES • Ian BEVERIDGE • Steve TURNEY • Graham COOK • David CLEGHORN • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Kev YOUNG • Jez HOLMAN • Oliver FRYER • Thomas FRYER • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Jack SEARLE • Amelie SEARLE • Raymond SEARLE • Amelie OTHMAN • Yana OTHMAN • Devon STEWART

Milestones this week were. Alfie Hands, Amelia Owen , Ellen Button and Lily Cook on 10. Hamish Morton, Martin Ruddick and Karl Gailer on 50 and Roger Burrows, Rachel Ruddick and Kris Day on 100, congratulations to you all

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone that wished me well once they knew that I had decided to step down as a regular Run Director. After 69 stints wearing the RD ‘s vest this was my last week in that role. This was a very difficult decision to make and involved a lot of head scratching. I truly treasure all the lovely comments and kind words that you posted on my Facebook page, it was nice to be appreciated by the lovely people of Andover.
I have been very proud to be part of such a great team of RDs both past and present. Both locally and nationally parkrun has changed a lot during the five and a half years that I have been an RD but the founding principles of it being a Free Weekly Timed run, open to all remain the same.
Paul