The One After The Quiet One
This week we had some light rain which was most welcome as that meant the temperature was rising from the near freezing temperature that we awoke to leaving some light ice patches around the course which were negotiated supremely by all participants. We even had a light snow flurry during the run to remind everyone that winter is still with us! Not put off by that 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests, 10 of which are new to parkrun with 5 runs or less, proving that perseverance certainly pays off.
Each run report we usually go through the results and highlight the top finishers, but we are starting to believe if you want to see who did what you'll check out the results yourselves. A full breakdown of results can be found on the parkrun results page here....http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brierleyforest/results/latestresults/
Once again we had a selection of tourists making their debuts from Rother Valley, Wimpole and Trentham. We welcome anyone to our run as that is the spirit of parkrun, all we ask you to bring each week is a smile and your barcode! #DFYB. Please can people check that their ICE details (In Case Of Emergency) are kept up to date on the parkrun profile, it only takes a minute to update and just crosses the t's after you've dotted the i's with a scan-able barcode. I will take a moment and thank you all for adhering to our parking advice and directions during our period of restrained parking areas.
This weeks the event was made possible by our fantastic volunteers - Lauren BAKUNOWICZ • David HERBERT • Bethany HERBERT • Lesley TAYLOR • Phoebe TAYLOR • Craig FREESTONE • Simon CREAK • Katherine ROBINSON • Mia PIDCOCK • Steve HALLETT • Ann GRAHAM • Roger WIESLI • Eve ELLIOTT • Natalie HALLETT • Caroline FRITH • Lesley GOODMAN • Elaine WOODBRIDGE • Ted HALLETT • Jackie HALLETT • Ethan HALLETT • Lynsey FREESTONE • Sophie HARRISON.
If you ever feel the urge to lend a hand or just fancy a week off from running we would be happy to hear from you at the office email@example.com where we can work around your calender (No date is too far away!). Come and be a part of something that really can inspire and motivate you into seeing how communities make a difference.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas we can incorporate into the event we are always listening and keen to hear them. Currently at the park, things are changing slightly with the cafe and visitor centre closed. But please bear with us as we aim to not let anything spoil the events and hope to share some news very soon.
We have some takeover events happening really soon, more details will be announced very soon. If running is something that you have been doing for years or just started, there is always a running group nearby that is willing to support and accompany you or provide depth of knowledge and advice that can enhance your desire to improve or maybe you just want to be make new friends and get more involved locally. Our local running club to Brierley Forest is 'Sutton In Ashfield Harriers'. We also have 'The Huthwaite Hunnies' & 'Sutton Smilers' that get together with times available to suit most people. If you need any further information please don't hesitate to ask us. Remember we no longer have the use of our wonderful cafe. We do have access to the football grounds toilet block which has a little shelter. The cafe will open at 10.30 am if you do wish to wait around otherwise we may pop to the local golf club, a five minute walk away to process the results and we'd love you to join us.
That's it from me this week, thanks for reading, I'll be seeing you all soon.