Saturday's Parkrun at the Weirfields was brought to you by the power of the wind, and we were only four runners short of last weeks record turnout.
What struck me when I climbed the step ladder to do the run brief (My 1st as bona fide Run Director) was the sheer number of you. I literally couldn't see the end of the end of the line.
Carrie looked after the 1st timers, (of which there were 71) and tourist brief.
Here is a picture of the funnel crew holding onto the posts to stop them blowing over to Clifton. Spare clothes left at the start were blown about a bit too - hope you found all your kit when you finished.
Quickest runner of the day goes to...? I assume he had no barcode so we couldn't record his name. Mr Norseman Triathlete come back another day and get your name in lights.
Despite the crowded field, 45 of you achieved Personal Bests. Well done.
When the bulk of the runners came over the finish line we soon realised that the funnel couldn't cope and we had to extend it. A reminder please that once you've crossed the finish line and your time recorded, make sure you go through the funnel to collect your finish token, even if you have forgotten your barcode. Doing so makes results processing much quicker, and reduces queries after the event. If you didn't bring your barcode, simply put the finish token in the buckets by the folks doing the scanning. If you take a finish token home by mistake, again just pop it in the bucket with the others next time you come.
Special thanks to Jen and Keith our token sorters for the day at the Boathouse Cafe.
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Simon. Run Director 11th January, 2020
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Keith PEPPER • Lucy GRANT • Lucy BARKER • Christopher BIRLEY • Simon BARNES • Juliet HARRISON • Gill BEVINGTON • Catherine SIMKINS • Dave NETTLETON • Isak IBRAHIM • Gabriele THOMAS-NEHER • Jazzy DREW • Lauren HALSTEAD • Claire ROBERTS • Megan WOODS • Jane EVISON • Lara BISHOP • Katharina MEYER-OHLE • Matthew NILAN