What an amazing morning! We saw our first female finisher at Bedgebury ever - Grace B ran around our course in 18:54! Well done Grace - we are so pleased for you!
We also had another new record from Sarah M who set a new record for VW 60-64 - finishing in 21:45. We all understand parkrun isn't a race and it isn't about records but it is so inspiring to see what people can achieve on a Saturday morning.
Across the field, we celebrated 27 PBs with runners saying the weather was a great temperature for running! David S ran his100th parkrun with us and welcome to Pippa W, Verity L and Julian H who ran their first parkrun - lovely to see people still discovering parkrun!
A reminder that you have 2 weeks to sort your Hallowe'en outfit for our optional fancy dress run!
And 2 more dates for your diary:
Christmas Run - 18th December (Bedgebury site is closed on the 25th so there will be no parkrun that day)
New Year's Day - 1st January - come as you are - ready to embrace the new year! We will need volunteers for an early start!
181 of us enjoyed parkrun at Bedgebury this Saturday - and what a gorgeous morning it was too! We also had a full rota of volunteers this week without having to put a plea on Facebook - thank you for this, it really does make it so much less stressful for us!
Nicholas C & Josephine S celebrated their 50 parkruns with us this week but little Harrison, our amazing tail walker this week, celebrated his 6th birthday! Complete with a balloon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRISON! We hope you had an amazing day and thanks for sharing it with us!
A big well done to Lottie G who completed her first parkrun ever - welcome! JW10
The future roster can be found here and as you can see we are a little short for next week - volunteers welcome.
A date for your diary:
***Saturday 30th October will be our Hallowe'en themed parkrun for anyone who wants to dress up!***
We are already planning the Christmas dates - Bedgebury Pinetum is closed on Christmas Day which falls on a Saturday so we are looking at options for that and New Year runs - more to follow soon
That's all from us!
Looks like we escaped the rain! We had 160 people and a few dogs and buggies join us for our 215th parkrun at Bedgebury this morning. There was definitely a chill in the air when the volunteers began gathering at around 8.15 - (editors note`: Emma B was on time!)
We had a full amount of volunteers and marshals in the end thanks to the response to our mid-week pleas. We are short for next week and lots of us are away so if you can help, please let us know now.
30 of our lovely runners got PBs this morning so it looks like everyone is enjoying the new course and getting fitter too. It was amazing to see new parkrunners join us like Aimee F-P, Alicia L-C, Jennifer F, Sarah C, Alison C, Daryl L, Iain C and Robin W - we hope you all enjoyed it and we will see you soon!
- Just a polite reminder not to spit at the finish line - we still had finishers spitting today
- When talking to the volunteers please maintain your distance to keep all safe.
- Please leave your tokens in the buckets after scanning - we have been losing a few which we need to pay for to replace so please check pockets and return any to us as they will be joyfully received!
Look forward to seeing you all next week!
A good turnout of 202 participants for our 210th parkrun. There seemed to be lots of tourists visiting as it was Bank Holiday weekend and I chatted to runners from Tooting, Bromley and Weymouth.
Two of these runners were twins Steven and Mark who turned 50 and were celebrating with a parkrun with us. Happy birthday to you both!
We saw 30 PBs and the first finisher was Andrew L - a first timer to Bedgebury. Anthony W completed his 150th parkrun and Bridget K completed 200 and Sarah S her 50th - well done for reaching these milestones!