Easter Eggtravaganza

384 runners were in attendance at this week’s mild, but muddy parkrun here at Conkers. Both the first and second finishers were parkrun tourists, Tim Carter, finishing in an amazing 16:54, and Darren Hale in 17:27. A huge well done to you both!

First woman over the line in 13th position overall was Christina Cooper, in 20:14, followed by Dawn Storer in 21:46, and Ruth Ford in 22:14, who also achieved a new PB today.

We welcomed 47 first timers to the event, including regular parkrunners from other areas.

A huge well done to Liam Buckler, who achieved his 50th parkrun this week, and Sally Jeyes of Ivanhoe runners on her 100th!

Altogether 61 runners got Personal Bests this week, including Jantastic girl’s team leader, Roger Cobb in 28:20 and his son James, finishing in 21:54 - great work, lads!

As it’s Easter weekend, here are a selection of jokes and fun facts for your amusement (or not!):

Why did the Easter Bunny have to fire the duck?

He kept quacking the eggs.

What goes ha-ha-clunk?

A bunny laughing its head off.

When people gorge on a chocolate Easter bunny, 76 per cent bite off the ears first, 5 per cent go for the feet and 4 per cent opt for the tail.

Almost one in five children (19 per cent) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays. Thank goodness for parkrun!

Did you know that Conkers parkrun is about to celebrate it’s 4th birthday? We hope you are joining us on the barcode bash on the 17th April at Conkers Discovery, it should be a great night out. We’ve come a long way since the first event here on 16th April 2011, where there were just 30 runners