Colchester Castle parkrun #348

With the morning dawning below freezing, there was concern about going ahead with this morning's parkrun. However after a course inspection, we decided the conditions were acceptable though there were a few icy patches; so ample warnings were given in the briefing and no incidents occurred (thankfully!).
this meant that 285 runners were not disappointed and were able to enjoy their parkrun on a chilly sunny morning though not long after the finish, the rain arrived!
We were also pleased to welcome 23 first timers including 5 new to parkrun, and a number of tourists, from Southend, Chelmsford, Hertfordshire, Birmingham etc.
26 volunteers well wrapped up made our run possible and they were warmly applauded by all before the start.

98,947 parkruns have now been completed by everyone at Colchester Castle, so we should reach 100,000 parkruns by Christmas. Talking of which, remember we have a parkrun on Christmas Day as well as the Saturday, and on New Year's Day you are allowed to run and count two parkruns, so it will be possible to run Colchester Castle (09:00) and then Highwoods (10:30) - the first time this double has been possible.

Have a good week, and look forward to next parkrunday!