32 hardy folk battled against the strong southerly wind to walk, jog and even run the course today. (At times ‘running’ felt more like jogging on the spot!) We were delighted to welcome 2 first timers / visitors, one of whom, Cherrilyn, swapped a Queensland 32 degrees C for the Bressay 5 degrees (although we suspect the strong gusts of 46mph must have made it seem even colder!). Congratulations to Cherrilyn for completing her first ever Parkrun – let’s hope we’ve not put her off!
The first finisher today was 12 year old Layla Todd. We think she is our youngest first finisher so far! Thank you also to Layla for being volunteer co-ordinator today and working hard on the ferry to encourage folk to volunteer for future weeks. Despite the stormy conditions, there was also still one new personal best today, recorded by Bruce Cleminson who put in a speedy walk and a strong finish!
Today’s event was made possible by 19 fabby volunteers. Thank you to all of you for being prepared to give up your time on such a coarse day – without you there would be no running milestones! We hope those of you who were outside have now thawed out. At this time of year volunteers open the charity shop and the cafe especially for Parkrun on a Saturday. The cakes and hot food are amazing (I can vouch that Noel's fried egg rolls are superb!) and thoroughly appreciated by runners and volunteers alike.
This week's volunteers were:
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Adam CZARNOBAY • Hannah BATESON • Noel KELLY • Derek ROSS • Maureen BURKE • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Norrie LYALL • Moraig LYALL • Susie FOX • Layla TODD • Julie JOHNSON • Mandy PHILLIPS • Jan HOWARD • Lois PHILLIPS • Esther HOWARD • Ellie HOWARD • Karen FRASER • Holden HALL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bressay parkrun Results Page.