The parkrun weather fairies managed to hold the rain off almost completely but it was a humid and muggy day for a run. It was our genuine pleasure to host four people doing their very first parkrun, very well done to Aaron CRAWFORD; Emily THOMPSON ; Fiona PROCTOR & Fiorella BOSTIN, we really hope that we were the first of many runs. We also met a further 6 parkrunners enjoying their inaugural trip up the travellator many of whom were touristing from other parts of the UK.
Numbers were down a bit on recent weeks, no doubt down to a large contingent of Brundall regulars taking part in Run Norwich 2019 on the day after parkrunday (not that is stopped a number of you from partaking in a little leg loosener on the day before the climbed most of the hills in Norwich)
Top 3 over the line for the male runners this week were Chris MERRYLEES, Christopher SHEARWOOD (who was running his first Brundall and achieved the highest aged grading on the day) & Andy CLITHEROE. For the female runners Rebecca "Bex" POUNTAIN was first over the line, followed by Angela COLE & Emily HOWLETT
Conditions were not ideal for a fast run so very well done to the 10 people who achieved a sparkly new PB Josh ROSS; Stu CASON; Joshua ARCHER; Graham EDMOND; Pieter LEECH; James PAGE; Stuart LONG; Robert PERRY; Jess WESTMORELAND & Max WESTMORELAND.
As it’s 50 years since Man walked on the moon for the first time, I thought I would check to see whether all of the completed Brundall runs would add up to enough distance for our very own virtual moon shot. The distance varies but even using the closest point of the Moon’s orbit, our total of 122,205km would barely get us 1/3 of the way there so we’ve a way to go.
Well done everyone who walked, ran, hopped or danced around the allotments, community orchard and the nuttery (I checked! NUTTERY: noun; an area where trees that bear nuts are grown)
Thanks as always to our High-Vis heroes without whom parkrun just could not happen and who this week were Kirsten BISHOP, Ivan BLOCK, Livia BOSTIN, Gerlinde DIEHL, Mia EDMOND, Andy FOREMAN, Denise GROOMBRIDGE, William GROOMBRIDGE, Ethan HARPER, Pat LAYTON, Alan PARSONS, Karen ROWLEY, Lauren ROWLEY & Paul A P TAYLOR
See you all next parkrunday which will be a Rainbow parkrun in support of Norwich Pride so dig out your brightest running gear.