The weather before the run was heavily overcast together with light rain. By the start of the run the light rain had stopped, which is always much more comfortable not to run in the rain. However, it was still wet/damp underfoot. For the short drive to Victoria Park, the car's thermometer read 8 degrees C so a good temperature.
This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course and also not forgetting, a few young tots in pushchairs – yet to get their 'running legs'! Oh yes and our four legged-friends – our dogs.
The number of recorded finishers were made up of 153 males, 116 females and 24 unknowns. Just one point to the unknowns is, you need a barcode to get a recorded time; no barcode, no result and therefore no recognition for your effort.
There were 28 first timers to the Ashford parkrun today and of those, 13 did their very first 'run' at a parkrun event; well done in making the effort. Being a new runner, jogger or walker can feel daunting, but fear not, it isn't. So, you new potential first time runners reading this, come along this coming Saturday morning and enjoy. Don't forget to first register and best of all its totally free!
50 new PB's were recorded, up by 19 from last Saturday.
Representations of 17 different clubs took part today.
29 volunteers took part today to make Ashford parkrun happen; without them there is no parkrun. A list of this weeks volunteers are on the home page. If you feel you would like to volunteer, go to the volunteer page and put your name forward for one of the roles.
Stephen BOND achieved his milestone of 50 parkruns today.
Todays full results and a complete event history can be found on the 'Results' page.
(Author: Graham CAHILL).