Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 289, 23rd February 2019

It was wonderful to be in the park on Saturday - a bit of a misty start but it turned into a lovely sunny day. The first few daffodils are now showing along the lime avenue - so I changed the facebook cover page to reflect that.

This week 309 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Congratulations go to Sally Whitefield who comleted her 50th run today.

As usual, we had many canine friends also taking part - we love to see them! Unfortunately, this week I did receive a complaint about one rather unruly border collie. He picked a fight with another dog and then ran across the path of runners potentially causing a trip incident. Please remember that we ask you to keep dogs under control at all times. If you know that your canine friend tends to get over excited, it might be best for them not to join the run. I also noticed one very fast dog near the from running in full canix harness. Again, please remember that parkrun is not a canix event - we ask that dogs are run on short leads only.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Stephen COOK • Stephen PRETTY • Peter WARLAND • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Martin Charles TILLEY • Phil HYMERS • Joe BRADFORD • Liz O'RIORDAN • John CULLUM • Oliver SCHOFIELD • Susan DUNNE • Asia DAVIES • Richard SMITH • Zachary STRICKLAND • Jasper BRETHERTON • Thomas CARTWRIGHT

I have now taken over as your RD for the next two weeks - and I need to build my volunteer team for Saturday 2nd and 9th March. This week I need a timekeeper,three scanners and a token support volunteer. More marshals would also be helpful - and I really would appreciate someone to arrive at 7:30 to help me walk the course and set out the signs. If you can help, get in touch via burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com

Many thanks - Steve Pretty