Run Report Event 454 – The one with all the pacers

Well done to all 254 of you who joined us this morning. The rain held off for our event today, unfortunately the wind and mud was plentiful.

Despite the windy and boggy conditions, 11 of you recorded personal bests - congratulations!

We had a sea of orange bibs today with 19 pacers out on the course, aiming to complete the course in times ranging from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Thank you all for doing a fantastic job today.

We had the highest ever number of volunteers at Andover so far, thank you to our 43 hi-viz heros:

Emma POTTER • Janice COOK • Ian OLDACRE • Chris DALTON • Lewis JONES • Simon EGGINGTON • Sandra BLOWERS • Chris DEWEY • Kelvin MASON • Chris WOOLLEY • Colin STOKES • Jeremy BARBER • Michael STONE • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Catherine HICKLIN • Les BLOUNT • Jade NEWSUM • Carolyn THOMSON EASTER • Juliette WARBURTON • Nick GRACE • Nick COLLIER • Bas JACOBS • Kerry WARDELL • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Amelie SEARLE • Simon COX • Craig KENNEDY • Sophie HICKLIN • Ian MORRISON • Atholl FINLAYSON • Kyle BECKETT • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Alice BLOOR • George CRAIG • Maisie COX • Etienne COX • Emma SHERMAN • Jasmine KALTON • Colin TEESDALE • Louise BROWN

I‘d like to give a special mention to our tail walker for today, Chris Dalton. Chris has now completed 94 parkruns, and has never completed the same event twice! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Andover.

We had one milestone today, congratulations Michael Emmett on your 50th parkrun.

Please note that we are likely to move to a variation of the winter course from next week which we will explain during the welcome brief, so please aim to arrive at 8:55 for the briefing.

Don’t forget we are holding two extra events on Christmas Day and New Years’ day, both starting at 9am. Please be aware that for these runs (and Saturday 28th) the toilets and car parks are unlikely to be open, this is out of our control but we would like to thank the council for allowing us to use the park on these days. Please park on the industrial estate and do not block any of our neighbours drives or the emergency entrances.

See you next week,

Beccy