Aware of a few local cancellations we approached the park with some trepidation but all was good... in fact it was pretty beautiful actually, and event 396 was go, go, go!
A total number of 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of which 45 were new to Colwick, and 5 were genuine first timers. Despite needing to dodge a few frozen puddles 46 people recorded new Personal Bests this morning too. Congratulations all!
We were absolutely delighted to welcome Gale Cockayne, who has been with us since August 2011, to the 250 Club this morning. Here she is on her way round with Harjit and Christine...
Also celebrating a milestone with us this morning was Sarah Horrigan-Fullard. As a founder member of Notts Women Runners and the Co-Event Director of Gedling junior parkrun she had plenty of support this morning as she clocked up her 100th parkrun.
In her own words..."Thank you for making my parkrun so special. It's almost exactly 5 years to the day that I nervously stood at the start at Colwick waiting for my first to begin. Ironically I finished 3rd female that day... and 99 runs later I've never beaten that position. Who says parkrun does wonders for your fitness?
The truth is that after all those runs and 200+ times of volunteering, the sense of community and the privilege of running and chatting with so many lovely people has brought a whole new happy to my Saturday mornings.Thank you all! P.S. Colwick will always have a special place in my heart for me, my stripey socks and muddy trainers."
It's our absolute pleasure Sarah! Thank you for being part of our parkrun family.
Huge thanks to the following people who stepped into the hi-vis this morning:
Kevin BOWEN • Helen HOOD • Finlay HOOD • Katherine MALONE • Neil David BRUMFITT • Julie MCGEORGE • Richard OWEN • Matthew ARNOLD • Eleanor LEAKE • Terry RODGERS • Jacques SARAZIN • Abigail CAST • Steve JEPSON • Tim SORRELL • Sandy WATERLOW • Joanna WARD • Claire DUNKLEY • Callista READ • Tina HOLLAND • Fiona BEALES • Deborah ELSON • Cheryl MAPPLETHORPE • Tracey MOORE • Philip MOORE and Rebecca HALL
A special mention to Rebecca... who set off as a runner, twisted her ankle, walked back to the finish and popped on a hi-vis jacket to man the token bucket for us. Every cloud has a silver lining at parkrun!
If you'd like to volunteer please take a look at the current state of the roster and get in touch. We'd love you to join us... and we think you'd love it too!
After everyone was across the finish line we packed up and headed off to the fabulous Daleside Cafe to upload the results, sort the finish tokens, eat some breakfast and have a good old natter. Another cracker in the bag!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Colwick parkrun Results Page.
Here's a few stats to polish off...
- Colwick parkrun started on 25th June 2011
- A total of 10,843 participants have completed 77,314 parkruns
- Covered a total distance of 386,570k
- Recorded 13,733 new Personal Bests
- A total of 1,025 individuals have volunteered 6,422 times
How about that!
Let's do it all again next week. See you at the bell #loveparkrun