Although I joked about bringing nice weather back to parkrun on the 7th, this week we were not so lucky. Wind & rain to start with improving to just wind that greeted the 125 men women and children who completed our course this week.
Numbers were down I suspect due to the weather and some concerns over the ever evolving situation with COVID-19. On that subject I have waited until now to issue this report as it was looking ever more likely that HQ would suspend all events and that has been announced at 08:40AM today. Please continue to monitor the parkrun official blog on this subject here:- http://parkrun.me/covid19
Please continue to follow the advice of healthcare officials and stay safe, stay fit and stay ready to parkrun when we return.
Back to the event on the 14th I would like to thank the volunteers, as I said when I shared the results running in it is one thing, but standing in it is another so thank you as always to those that joined me this week to make parkrun happen, the full list of volunteers from this week are as follows: -
Jack WILDERS • Erica JOSCELYNE • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Julie FARRANT • Jasmine YANG • Heidi BAKER • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Rebecca SMITH • Mark SMITH • Lucy MORRIS
This week's first finisher was Ben SELDON in a time of 19:12 with Claire HIGGINS taking position of first female.
We had 18 new PBs this week including Tony BRYANT who completed his 100th parkrun Tom PHILPOTT who is relatively new to parkrun but continues to improve, Katie THORPE who is having a year of PBs and a great effort from Charlee ROSE who broke 25 minutes for the first time so well done to them and everyone who managed a PB.
We had representatives from 13 different clubs this week, as always it is good to bring so many like minded runners together.
To confirm the current situation our next parkrun is currently scheduled for 4th April, but as the situation continues to evolve that of course could change so please do keep watching our social media channels.
I know that parkrun will leave a gap in many a Saturday morning, please stay physically and mentally healthy and if you need to talk or need re-connecting with the parkrun community, feel free to find me on facebook and send me a message and I will do what I can to help.
Take care for now.
Jack - RD