Event#89: The Windy One

 

 

Better late than never … Here's hoping we get to reclaim parkrun day soon.

A few snaps of some of our cheerful volunteer crew - we miss our parkrun fix as well as  all of you  - runners and volunteers.

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We’ve had Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis, Storm E-something? Who can even keep up now?

Yes, event number 89 was a windy ordeal. A tough gig for the set up crew to say the least. That sign by the pond has been relegated for so many weeks now; it just doesn’t stand a chance against the elements.

Following a superb briefing from our Run Director, Henry, we set off *almost* on time. Hurrah! We fought the conditions (both this, and my sore marathon-training legs, form my top excuses for a slow time, just in case anyone was wondering) and got round those two exhausting laps.

Congratulations to the 699 parkrunners who ran, jogged or walked 5k.

William Bourne was first over the line at 17:11. Congrats William, and welcome to Clapham Common (he was a first timer).

Emily Fitz-Hugh was the first female with a time of 20:51, a PB! Well done!

145 people ran their first parkrun ever. How exciting, I hope you come back again and weren’t deterred by the wind.

106 personal bests were set which is awfully impressive given the conditions. Imagine how fast you’ll all go when the weather gets better!

Congratulations to Lottie Curnow on your 100th milestone, and Michael Eyley, Bobby Degale, Thea Domanski, and Helen Mcgurrin on their 50ths.

Finally, an enormous thank you to our fabulous volunteer team. If you’d like to get involved in volunteering, then drop us an email and we’ll sign you up. No experience necessary, we’ll teach you everything you need on the day.

See you all next week!