Week 22 of (not) parkrun. Can you believe the last time we ran a proper parkrun was the 14th March. 37 weeks ago! I can’t quite believe it!!! We have been doing (not) parkrun for 22 weeks and when we first started I never expected to be doing this 22 weeks later! I also never expected 83 people to log, in fact, 83 people is more then saw my Rapping skills and King of Hearts poem!
So last week I mentioned the 200 number and trying to break it. You get a feeling what the week is going to be like Monday came with 19 loggers and 19 runs! Tuesday happened and another 11 and 22 runs, Wednesday stayed at the same level 9 and 23, now this is usually the point the things drop off. Maybe it was the Parklife video from Liz or something else, but there was an air of a few 7 out 7’s being attempted. So, Thursday we hit a rather good 13 loggers and 33 runs. It was certainly looking good and by Friday a solid 5 loggers but another 28 to the total. Certainly, in touching distance! But come Saturday I woke to the sound of lovely rain! If its raining its going to be tight! By Saturday 9 and 36 loggers, still a bit off going to need 39 ish. Sunday comes and the rain was much harder! I was a little worried! But I should never have been! An amazing 20 more people joined and in total another 72 runs got logged..
Not only did we smash out logger record with 86 (previous best 83) we also left last week’s total well behind logging an amazing 233 runs over 7 days. Even had a very late logging from Derek Wilson, who must have waited till the last minute to log!! I was a little concerned he had not logged! But come this morning he had appeared!
I am amazed at the numbers, the community spirit that Brundall has found in the last 22 weeks is amazing, so many people running and pushing themselves, this week everyone stepped up, we had people who usually log 1 run, logging 3, we had lots of people running every day. We had new people joining the challenge! People who had not logged for a while started again and the numbers just kept rising!
While we don’t have our Saturday morning runs, we are really pushing the (not) parkrun agenda, be it for our mental health, our own fitness or just the need to get out of the house. I just love the fact that so many people are out running.
One of the things mentioned is that people don’t know who people are when they see them out running! So trying to names to faces!
I know that people can’t stop and say hello, so going to try a few things firstly all the Strava people! I set up a club! Everyone is welcome, be warned if you join, I’ll be chasing you for logging! I think there are 44 ish people, but you can see profiles
If you want you can turn on Flybys on in Strava, this is an interactive map that shows you other runners with Flyby on! Now obviously that means everyone can see your runs etc, so if you don’t fancy it then please don’t use it!
Go to Strava, go to settings, go to Privacy controls and switch on or off Flybys.
Phew that’s lots already! Let’s look at the details of the week….
86 runners logged 233 runs, we had 6 first timers. Welcome Kate Moore, Alex Hagg, Anna Frostwick, Craig Davis, Elisabeth Ashman (Akela to me) and Tony Ashman. We also had 11 PB’s in the mix, even some on Saturday and Sunday, well done to anyone smashing a PB
6 people joined or cemented their place in the 7 in 7 club (Running 7 days in a row).
Mark Palmer, Me, Vicky Wardrope, Mark Clues, John Burton and Ann Marie Hughes!
Virtual shirt wise it was crazy. So many people claimed shirts. 188 have now been virtually awarded
So here goes
- 1x 100 shirt. For me!! Very pleased to get here!!!
- 2x 70 shirts. Vicky Wardrope and Mark Clues
- 3x 60 shirts. Ivan Block, Stephen Dye and Neil Button
- 4x 50 shirts. Derek Wilson, James Howlett, John Burton and Alison Hood
- 6x 40 shirts. Jacqui Millard, Stuart Wardrope, Ann Marie Hughes, Barbara Button, James Page ad Roger Wilshire
- 5x 30 shirts. Victoria Pinch, Dan Brocklehurst, James Crawford, Ben Watson and Stephen Kenworthy
- 2x 20 shirts. James Cain and Marcus Pearson
- 3x 10 shirts. Graham Fryer, Nicholas Richardson and Rebecca Pooley
Wow just wow. That is an amazing set of shirts
Had a couple of queries on how to see the Brundall data! You can see all our runs here!. I get nothing more special then this. I just use this!
So last bit. Leaderboard
- Mark Palmer (7) 117 Runs
- Stuart Harper (7) 100 Runs
- Tony Wood (5) 77 Runs
- Vicky Wardrope (7) 75 Runs. 1st Lady
- Mark Clues (7) 73 Runs
- Ivan Block (4) 62 Runs
- Stephen Dye (4) 62 Runs
- Neil Button (4) 60 Runs
You all smashed it this week.
You have kept Brundall in the top 10, we are the highest Norfolk Parkrun to log, we broke our records and we just keep running, logging and rewriting lyrics to Indie songs! I am blown away and sitting here wondering what is next!
Please keep logging, keep telling people and keep running. We will be back and I hope when we are the community is still as great as it always was. If you are confused by (not) parkrun then just ping me! It’s really simple