Run Report – Andover parkrun 26/10/2019
It was a foul week in regards to the weather in the lead up to Saturday, but the rain kept away for our lovely parkrun. The conditions however were soft in places, but despite that, the current course held up reasonably well. We welcomed 244 runners and walkers, which was not bad at all, considering England were playing the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup semi-final at the same time. It will be interesting to see how many we see next Saturday, when they play in the final against South Africa. The number of parkrunners included 19 first timers to our event, with some completing their first ever parkrun.
Congratulations to Mason Askew on completing his 100th parkrun and to Jake Dinkele and Paul Price for their 50th. It is great to see so many junior runners achieving these T-Shirt milestones and lovely new shirts have been well earned. Congratulations also go to Tracy Green for volunteering for the 25th time. Tracy celebrated this momentous event by marshalling at the basketball court.
The parkrun this week was made possible by the below volunteers.
Martin HUGHES • Simon EGGINGTON • Colin STOKES • Ian BEVERIDGE • Graham COOK • Karen CAREY • Derek VINTEN • Kerry WARDELL • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Tracy GREEN • Raymond SEARLE • Charlie MCCOY • Miles HUGHES • Rebecca MCCOY • Paris JONATHAN • Zacharius BURTON • Louise BROWN
It was a great performance by everyone involved, but it was a struggle for volunteers this week. As a result, I was grateful for the help of fellow RD’s Beccy and Charlie McCoy and also Eggy for helping with the finish tokens after completing his run. If you can support us in volunteering, please message us on our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com.
The conditions today resulted in 9 new personal bests, which is good going. Congratulations to everyone that achieved it this week.
You may have noticed that the parkrun results page has now changed. It now gives more options in how the results can be viewed.