So, this isn't an official run report but we are publishing this to show the new route we have been working on.
It was Leap Day this last Saturday – the first 29th February that has been a Saturday since parkrun began. Unfortunately, it was not to be in Lichfield.
After a disappointing leap over the last two weeks, this week’s run had to be leapt over as well. But some of the Core Team used the opportunity to meet up and trial the proposed alternative course. For a video demo of this click the link below, or check the map at the bottom of the page:
https://www.relive.cc/view/vmqX1Z5e5Lv - Video created by Jemma Tiso-Johnson.
The weather was not at its best, so there was still some of leaping of puddles [that’s enough uses of the word ‘leap’ – get a thesaurus. Ed], but it is designed so that all the mud around the golf course is now avoided. Of course, it stopped raining as soon as we had left the park and were indoors with our coffees in Melbourne’s.
All in all, the new course was judged to be a success, even with the drizzle and rain.
There’s a short section of runners using the same path in opposite directions, so plenty of high-fiving opportunities to be had. Hopefully we will be able to give this course its debut next week. We will be keeping you posted as the week progresses.
Next week, March 7th, is International Women’s Day with events galore planned.
We are hoping for a big turnout, with parkrunners leaping [I’m warning you. Ed] at the chance to take part in this special event. Dig out your purple running tops and see our Facebook page for details.
Next Leap Day Saturday is 2048 – it’s only 1461 parkrun days away, so put it in your diaries.
Run report written by Paul Drake.
Checkout the new course map below: