Wow, what a turn out. It was certainly a lovely morning and as I wandered round setting out the course at 8ish the sun was already shining. I guessed it was PB weather, and when uploading the results later was delighted to find this was the case. Clearly there were plenty of you out there who agreed it was a lovely morning though, as we had a record attendance (baring new year!) Well done to the 190 who turned out this morning, I hope you enjoyed your morning.
Lots to celebrate as well, including impending nuptials. Congratulations to the groom Stuart Bell, it was great to see you and so many of the wedding party, we hope the big day goes well!
We also celebrated birthdays and enjoyed cake as a consequence, happy birthday to Benji & Laurence, and thanks from us all for the tasty treats.
I was also really pleased to announce Alex Davies' 50th parkrun. Alex has been at Canterbury parkrun since the beginning (indeed she volunteered at the inaugural event!) and in the years since she has volunteered on over 120 different occasions!
Finally, we welcomed students from Chaucer college, some of whom volunteered while others ran, thanks for joining us and come back soon!
The observant among you will have noticed around the field set-up already occurring for the University of Kent Canterbury 10k race which occurs tomorrow on Sun 19th. Good luck to those of you planning to run it. This is a regular event and well worth turning out for, much of the course will be familiar to our parkrunners with the route heading up the Crab & Winkle then going on further than we do. Entries are available on the day so do turn up if the mood takes you!
Oh, and I mentioned the PBs earlier, a fantastic 35 of you achieved one today and that number was matched by those who were First Timers at Canterbury (or indeed parkrun entirely). Check the full stats below to dig out more equally thrilling gems.
Thanks to everybody who assisted today, including an excellent band of merry volunteers ranging from first time volunteers to those with approaching a couple of hundred "shifts" logged. Do get in touch it you feel it might be your turn to help out.