This week's run report has been written by Colwick regulars Iain & James. Take it away fellas...
At event 402 a total 247 people became intrepid explorers around Colwick Park. Colwick is infamous for its puddles and today it truly didn't disappoint. James and I knew we were definitely in for a challenging parkrun on our arrival by the size of the puddle at the entrance to the park.
We had plenty of puddles, mud everywhere and a forceful gale into your face down to the hairpin bend and for the first time since we can remember a slight course alteration due to the fallen tree near to the hairpin bend, thanks to our marshal for helping the regulars and newcomers find their way round the altered course.
Remi had a well drilled team of volunteers helping to ensure today's event passed so smoothly.
This event was made possible by 26 volunteers, take a bow for braving today's challenging conditions: Alexandro LEONE • Andrew PHILLIPS • Anthony DEANE • Anthony MADGE • Caitlin SORRELL • David ROBINSON • Emily DIGMAN • Grace PHILLIPS • Helen HOOD • Iain HICKMAN • Jacques SARAZIN • James HICKMAN • Libby HARRISON • Lydia Rose DEANE • Matthew PICKLES • Miri LEWIS • Nathalie DUBOIS • Philip MOORE • Remi GAUVAIN • Rita ROBINSON • Stephen WELLS • Terry RODGERS • Thomas MOORE • Tim SORRELL and Tracey MOORE.
Just a thought for any first time readers and regulars of our run report, volunteering is really lots of fun. It took me a year and a half after my first parkrun before I volunteered and I've returned many times since as I've enjoyed so often being a high viz hero. For me I love giving something back to parkrun that has given me so much during the last five and a half years.
Terry expected an outbreak of tropical sunshine in his shades as he delivered the first timers & tourist briefing where he welcomed 45 first timers with his usual aplomb.
We were blessed with three tailwalkers today, Here are David and Rita Robinson all ready to get going and they were accompanied by Nathalie Dubois.
Today we were joined by Aimee and her friends on the first leg of her hen do, many thanks for starting your day of celebration by joining us at Colwick parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the rest of day.
We also had a team of runners from Papplewick Green Runners this morning graduating from a Couch to 5k programme. We all hope you enjoyed your first parkrun and visit to Colwick parkrun, and join us again in the near future.
Somehow nine parkrunners managed to set a new PB, well done to all of you in very challenging conditions.
Alan Lewis celebrated running his 50th parkrun today, 42 of his runs have been with us here at Colwick, well done Alan we look forward to seeing you in your red 50 Club t-shirt in the future.
Our last word on the conditions today, Paul Smith kindly offered to model for us post-run and judging by the photo it looks like he will need a long shower to spruce those legs up ready for a return to Colwick parkrun next week.
Today's full results and a complete events history can be found on the Colwick parkrun Results Page.
We hope you all enjoyed today's event so much that hopefully with a little less wind you will join us for more fun at event number 403.
We've also enjoyed writing the run report for the first time, Iain & James Hickman.
SYATB (see you at the bell) and remember DFYB (don't forget your barcode)