Everyone helped in a mind reading exercise, we celebrated Sallys 250th parkrun volunteering, we had some really nice milestones and there was cake...........
What a busy morning, we started by reading Sallys mind to discover that this week was her 250th parkrun volunteering event! Now thats a lot of volunteering over the years. Heres a picture of when parkrun first started at Clumber, we were lucky to get into double figures and Sally was there from the start.
Sally was genuinely surprised and didn't know our cunning plan, here she is with her cake (which she shared with everyone) and a lovely orchid in parkrun colours.
We were so focussed on Sally that we don't have many photos of anything else this week!
It was Judith Satchells 250th parkrun which is amazing! She brought chocolates for everyone too. Thank you Judith!
It was a very special parkrun for Andrew Crossland this week. It was his 50th parkrun which he ran in memory of his father, Fred Crossland. His Dad ran his 50th parkrun last year but tragically died of Cancer before he had chance to wear his 50 shirt. Today Andrew ran in his Dads shirt.
Our first two home today were Ben Harris from Retford AC and Charlie Hanson from Lincoln Wellington AC, here they are looking very pleased with their times (or maybe they were pleased to be first back for Cake)
We had lots of first time parkrunners today and we gave them a big welcome, we also had visitors from Market Rasen, Burnley, Reading, Lincoln And Ireland!. Hope you all enjoyed Clumber parkrun.
Heres a picture of Sally with Tony Jenks, who was Clumbers first ever Event Director, lots of people made the effort to come along to celebrate Sallys Achievement.
I asked Sally if she had any advice for anyone who would like to achieve 250 volunteering events and get Cake and flowers and she said "It all starts with the first time and the more you do the more you enjoy it. The time flies and before you know it you have a cake!" (Sally didn't actually say that, I made it up but its what she would have said had I asked her that question I'm sure...)
If you would like to find out how much fun it is to volunteer then drop us an email and pop let us know you would like to join in the fun!
I wasn't sure if we had enough pictures of Sally and the cake so heres one more!
Thats it for this week, have fun, go for a run and we'll see you bright and early next Saturday DFYB
Brought to you this week by the funny one!
Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 337
25th January 2020
This week 416 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Jane GODDARD • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Angela ARCHER • Nigel DAWBER • Emily BAGULEY • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Sandra BREEDON • Lesley POPPLEWELL • Emily FEE • Carole VALENTINE • Peter CRAFTS • Christine STEVENSON • Fiona GIBSON • Graham BOTTLEY • Arthur BOTTLEY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clumber Park parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).
Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 11,963 participants have completed 76,936 parkruns covering a total distance of 384,680 km, including 13,553 new Personal Bests. A total of 724 individuals have volunteered 5,750 times.