As storm Brian swept across the UK, 272 parkrunners braved the wind to run, jog or walk around the Colwick course at event 330, and were rewarded with sunshine and puddles!
32 were first timers, including a handful of local tourists, and even some who had travelled all the way from Leicester! 27 people achieved PBs, which was quite an achievement given the strong headwinds around the lake.
Only one milestone was officially celebrated on the day, but what a milestone! Paul Stacey join the exclusive 250 club accompanied by friends. Paul has left his mark on Colwick, in people's hearts but also on the blue bags that carry your top layer of clothing to the finish line... We have him to thank for the laminated numbers that help you identify which bag your hoody is in!
However, hopefully it isn't too late to give credit to Francesco who joined Paul to run his hundredth parkrun. We are delighted that he chose Colwick for such a special occasion and look forward to seeing him back in the not too distant future in his black t-shirt.
Joanne, Roy, Jacqui, Stephen and Brian marshalled the course. Geoff and Steve timed you over line (between in-depth conversations about tennis), and Maureen managed the funnel and Mark handed out finish tokens.
Ian captured your best profiles as our official photographer and we look forward to seeing the results soon.
A huge thank you to Rachel from Leicester who volunteered at the last minute and joined Francesca as a tail walker.
Last week's run report asked how many people it takes to put the A-board away. The answer was 7. It turns out, you just need one person, as long as that person is the talented and dextrous Ian. Let's see if next week's crew can match that sterling performance.