Written by Steph Fricker
I was fooled into thinking that it was cooler last Saturday, and that I might get a nice clear run. We were actually stood at the start discussing how “chilly” it was compared to recent weeks! Needless to say, once we started running, it was no longer chilly.
It was, however, still a beautiful summer morning and we welcomed tourists from South Africa, Australia, Swindon, Leeds, Southampton and Inverness!
A special mention to Daniel Church (pictured below) who was completing the parkrun on the morning of his wedding to Sophie Sullivan. Sophie didn’t make the parkrun, but I am told she enjoyed a glass of champagne whilst Daniel was running. Massive congratulations to you both and we hope you enjoyed your day.
One of our regular Bath Skyline runners, Russell Bradford completed his 150th parkrun, whilst not an official milestone I think you will agree that it is a huge achievement, well done Russell
Bath Skyline also wished a Happy Birthday to Ben Pope who was running with friends in birthday hats. They finished quite a bit in front of me, so I didn’t get to see if he got the bumps at the finish funnel or not. I am secretly hoping he did.
In total we welcomed 399 participants on Saturday from 39 different running clubs, 86 of them were first timers to Bath Skyline and 26 completed their first every parkrun! 57 participants set a new PB for the Bath Skyline course. Well done everyone.
We also had 48 unknown participants this week, this number is quite high, and we would like to stress the importance of remembering to bring your barcode with you. Not only is it used to record your run and time, but it also has your ICE (in case of emergency) details printed on it. This information is vital to us should we need to contact someone on your behalf in an emergency. #DFYB
Congratulations to Jonathan Phelps and Sarah Sanderson, the first male and female finishers with times of 17:03 and 21:28 respectively.
As we all know, parkrun wouldn’t happen without the support of our wonderful volunteers, so a huge thank you to:
Claire BRIMSON, Amanda CLARKSON, Helen CONNER, Alan COX, Stephanie FRICKER, Edward GILL, Sophie GILLMORE, James GORMAN, Richard HEARN, Simon KALE, Heather KALE, Anne KENDALL, Sally KERTZMAN, Rupert KIRBY, Louise KIRBY-GARTON, Jason LAZARE GILL, Simon LEVISON, Mark LEWIS, Rhian MACKINTOSH, Harriet MADATH, Candy MADATH, Fred MALLORY BAINS, Dawn MARCHANT, Andy MARCHANT, Conor MCGRORY, Nick PARRY, Sarah REGH, Pat ROGERS, Tom ROOM, Nicholas RUXTON, Mark SEAMAN, Stuart SHAW, Finn SMITH, Polly SPEDDING, Rob SPEDDING, Sam STREETER, Niall URQUHART, Douglas WATKINSON, Iain WILSON, David WISE, James WOOSNAM