459 runners and walkers completed the 462nd Andover parkrun of which 50 it was your first visit with us and for 20 your very first parkrun, I hope this will be the first of many. Its not long before those parkruns start to add up and this week we celebrated a number of milestones. Angela Smith, Tracy Spears, Howard Langer and Vinny Goodfield earned their 50 red t-shirt, Stacey Humphrey her black 100 t-shirt, and the long awaited 250 for Rob West (thanks for the sweets).
The course is holding up well and with the new years hard work starting to pay off, we had 55 personal bests. Well done Anthony Groves dipping under the 20 minute barrier for the first time, and Jane McMahon defeating the 35 minute barrier.
A massive thank you to all the volunteers who not only make it run smoothly but create such a fantastic, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. If you fancy having a go at volunteering have a look at the roster at www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/futureroster and send us a message when and what role you would like to do.
Volunteering at parkrun is very rewarding, it gives you a chance to make new friends, learn new skills, and give something back to the community, and its fun. Andover parkrun is 100% run by volunteers, and there is never an obligation to volunteer. All we ask is to remember your barcode, thank the volunteers, and a few minutes of quiet so everyone can hear the run brief.
As we enter February (when all the snow arrived last year) for the first time the 29th February will fall on a parkrun Saturday, don't miss it.
Have a great week