Well, what a parkrun!
Event no. 56 began with a typical Scott run briefing. We welcomed a new-to-Clifton parkrunner (AKA a parkrun tourist!), thanked the volunteers and remembered to mention the drinks and biccies in the pavilion and the Easter Egg collection too. He then went on to remind everyone of the course conditions (we think the moles have gone to Rushcliffe parkrun in Ruddington!), checked that we all knew our way round and, after a brief run through that highlighted the importance of ‘Mum’s Corner’, he asked if anyone was unsure of anything, or if anything needed further explanation… cue a quip from the back of our 25 strong field… “Yes! Brexit!”
Aaaanyways, having pointed out the tiny bit of sun that was trying its best to shine through the grey clouds, Scott counted us down and we set off.
Well, next thing we knew it was chucking it down!!! And not only that, the blustery wind was sending it sideways!!! It stayed like this for a considerable amount of the run. The word ‘grim’ springs to mind. But we were not to be deterred!
Soggy barcodes were no problem for our hi-vis heroes – as long as you have one actually with you, soggy or dry, you can be processed. The sun came out for many of our finishers, though those that went faster to get out of the rain may have missed it. Surprisingly there wasn’t a rainbow, but still the hot drinks and biccies (guarded by a young, seasoned volunteer who’s worn a glam volunteer vest no less than 26 times!) were most welcome!
As ever, it was great to get up, get out and take part with fellow parkrunners. No newbies this week – perhaps they’d assumed it would be too muddy after last night’s downpour – but we’ll be here next week to welcome you all, come rain or shine, or both! #loveparkrun
This week 25 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:
Kathy SHAW • Alan CROCKER • Ian NICHOLSON • Thomas John Jano CROCKER • Christina BRADY • Cavan INGLE • Parbinder SINGH • Emma CRANE • Laura SMITH • Carla NEEDHAM • Mary CAWTHAN • Seren INGLE • Michaela INGLE • Joanne DUCKETT • Maria WATSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on our parkrun results page.
P.S. A big thankyou to Parbinder, who trimmed some overhanging branches around the course recently. A job well done!
P.P.S This is my first ever parkrun report and if I can do it anyone can! Volunteer roster sheets are always available at the post-run drink in the pavilion, along with volunteers who can tell you about the various roles. Why not give it a go?