Well firstly *Happy New Year to you all*
As usual this RD had a flap before we even got started this morning, I got to the carpark, popped the boot only to find it was empty..... I'd left the RD box on the doorstep. My merry set up team couldn't roll their eyes hard enough.
Sorted in the end and we were ready by 8:30.
The course conditions are holding up well and your times are certainly reflecting that, great job gang!
Great turn out of 270 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom a whopping 58 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. I wish we had a record of dogs as today our four legged friends were out in force too.
Well done to everyone who doubled up this morning. Kudos to you all!
You can check out the runners and riders for today by clicking here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/latestresults/
We've added a new member to the 100 club - Florence Bellerby completed her 100th parkrun with us this morning.
We also had a birthday, Gary Smith was the furthest marshal located at the bridge, he very much enjoyed the 270 happy birthdays he received,
HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY GARY!!
We had a full quota of superstar volunteers today so I'd like to say a special thank you to:
Samantha HOOD • Brenda CLAYTON • Peter BEATTY • Julie WITCHALLS • Edward HOOD • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Christopher CONNELL • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Reg CLAYTON • Margaret CONNELL • Kobus SMITH • Gary SMITH • Em WARRINGTON • Simon DEWHURST • Seamus POWER • Matthew ERICKSEN • Tom ERICKSEN • Judith ERICKSEN • Alex HOWARD
Please consider volunteering in future, the run only happens if we have enough high viz heroes, lots of you are notching up the run tally, you can carry on doing just that and volunteer for set up, or if you're a faster finisher one of the finish area roles. Or take a rest day and give an hour to parkrun. You'll enjoy it I promise and your conscience will be clear, we know who you are.....!
That's all from me, my takeaway Jalfrezi is on its way. Chris has the kit and will look after you in the coming days and on Saturday, I'm sure he will be thrilled with the offers of help you'll all be giving him.
Lots of love and best wishes for a fabulous 2019
Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Alastair, Ben, Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily and Tory