Run Report for Bedfont Lakes parkrun Event #551

Saturday 7th March 2020

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It made such a change not to be impacted by Ciara, Dennis or Jorge this weekend at Bedfont. Whilst the puddles were still present, the overall weather was perfect for parkrunning - not too hot, not too cold and crucially no gale force winds or rain! The 31 PBs that were recorded from a field of 205 runners would seem to agree. Well done all!

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We had a number of visitors this week too - some tourists from Bushy Park, from the Isle of Wight, Northala Fields, Hedge End, St Albans and South Africa. We hope you go back and sing the praises of our undulating and scenic event - whether you're into sheep, cow, horse, plane or train spotting, our course has it all!

We had a great many first timers (24!!) - both to parkrun and to Bedfont Lakes - so welcome and we hope to see you back on Saturday or sometime soon! A special shout out to Sheena Sudera who was taking part in her 4th parkrun (3rd official!) and brought her son along with her to see what had made his mum so happy and excited - it was an absolute joy to see you both running together! We hope to see more of you both at Bedfont!

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And of course, we must not forget to thank our team of volunteers without whom we couldn't put on a safe event. Whether they are co-ordinating volunteers in the run up, liasing with top parkrun bods, sheltering at the end of the long strait or scanning and processing your barcodes, we couldn't do it without you all - so thank you to this week's volunteers:

Peter WILMOTT • Caroline COCKRAM • Ian COCKRAM • Wayne SARTEN • Chris EVANS • Gary CLEMENTS • Sandra CLEMENTS • Jo ROBERTS • Jodie WILMOTT • Jennifer Mary HODSON • Ian Clive BERRY • Emma MORETON • Julie HAZELL • David DUGGAN • Isabel Rose MORETON • Vicky LALLY • Claire CROOK • Edward CHAPMAN • Mandy SAVILL • Rory FARRELL • Raahul Chandar RAVICHANDAR • Phoebe HIBBS • Shivaprakash MOOLYA • Daniel GEORGE

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There are a wide range of volunteering positions so why not give one a go?

See you on Saturday, 9am sharp! #DFYB

Jo

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