More Bressay wildlife were keen to get involved for Event No. 86 - so keen in fact that that our resident Rogue Cow made it almost all the way to the start line half an hr before kick off time. Fortunately our Run Directors (ably assisted by Anne Bateson - the woman all people should call in an emergency) dealt with this situation calmly and in plenty of time and the Cow was reminded that she should really register beforehand at the very least.
The human visitors this week came from Southend-on-sea, Sweden, Melbourne and the exotic destination of Lerwick. In total, 36 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. One of these PBs was from Bressay stalwart volunteer Mairi Thomson and in the 'couple goals' there was PBs for both the Borrills (Wendy and John) - well done to you all. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.
Next week is the 15th anniversary of the first ever parkrun which was started at Bushy Park in London in 2004 by Paul Sinton-Hewitt with just 12 participants. Parkrun events now take place every Saturday morning at over 1400 locations across 23 countries and 5 continents. We are very pleased to be the most Northerly parkrun in the UK and look forward to welcoming many more parkrun tourists to Bressay. To date, there has only been one week when there were no visitors from outwith Shetland to Bressay parkrun.
The event was made possible by 20 wonderful volunteers including our parkrun tourist from Melbourne Lisa Gunn:
Susan LINKLATER • Lisa GUNN • Kate WILLS • Andrea JEROMSON • Hannah BATESON • Lesley ROBERTS • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Janice HAMER • Anne BATESON • Ingrid SANDISON • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Norrie LYALL • Julie JOHNSON • Janice BURGESS • Mandy PHILLIPS • Arthur BURGESS • Val TURNER • Lois PHILLIPS