On a day when our already plentiful local parkrun family welcomed a new sibling to the world 245 people still opted for the wonderful muddy puddles we call home and it was great to start the weekend with you all!
24 volunteers made the magic happen this weekend, including photographer Andrew who captures many a brilliant picture of our events, please do check them out - you'll almost certainly find yourself! https://www.flickr.com/groups/colwick-parkrun/
Most of this weeks Hi-Viz heroes are captured below, with the exception of Martha who ran round and then grabbed the clipboard, and Joanna who stepped in to marshal at the 11th hour. Thanks all of you!
A special mention to 10 year old Evie who directed operations, wrote her own pre-run brief and then delivered it immaculately. We had plenty of feedback noting how she was clearer, and dare we say more concise, than our older hands
Well done to those of you who reached your t-shirt milestones this weekend. Emma (50) and Phil (100) Jenner celebrated together with Cassie (who prefers watching on these days but loves her visits to parkrun nonetheless!).
Melanie Simpson reached her 100 milstone and shared goodies on the finish line to celebrate (Thanks Melanie)
Martin Styles (50), Lucia Chimenti (100) and Nicola Whillis (250) slipped under our radar but well done to you all also!
Now; Let us talk about shoe sucker straight - If you look closely at the welly guage photo below you'll note that the puddle is not more than sole deep. This is not a camera trick, and no Evie is not wearing Nike superalphaflyvapor wellies with 30cm deep soles. it is indeed only 10mm deep.
This means that if you stick to the path - you will be absolutely fine.. as modelled by Bernard and Terry here
Go wide however and you'll hit sticky mud and grass. Lets just say we've never lost a shoe on the path, but can't say the same for the grass!
For future reference, here is our 'How to guide to shoesucker straight' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb0yPZTDk7M
Following that theme, and not to be outdone, the RD's sister proved that loudspeakers are completely unnecessary if you can project as demonstrated in our 'How to guide to collecting your finish token' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZnbF_MI9-M
We love getting the juniors involved with volunteering. If anyone (parents or juniors) reading this want to have a go at any role just drop us a line - all roles are fully supported, can be shared, are fun, fulfilling and confidence building.
Not only did Evie RD for the day but she also coordinated, and then won, this week's game of volunteers parkrun bingo. So with clipboard under arm she plods off contentedly into next week...and don't we all!!
until next week! SYATB