668 parkrunners are going on a parkrun. By Sophie-Anne Pickett

Conkers parkrun, Event number 475, 22nd February 2020.

My run report is written in the style of a well-known children’s story, can you guess which one?

We’re going on a parkrun,

We’re all in this together,

DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE!

It’s a beautiful day for running. (Well actually it’s a tad windy).

Whether you’re a first timer, or a parkrun tourist, dogs and buggies are welcome too.

Attend the run briefings, head to the start line and we’ll look after you.

THREE, TWO, ONE…..GO!!!

Run, walk, run, walk, run, walk.

 

We’re going on a parkrun,

We’re all in this together,

We’re not tired,

It’s a beautiful day for running.

Oh look! It’s a marshal, a friendly, smiling marshal.

Hello marshal, thank-you marshal, high five marshal.

 

We’re going on a parkrun,

We’re all in this together,

We’re not tired,

It’s a beautiful day for running.

Uh-oh! A hill!

A steep cheeky hill!

Don’t worry let’s all walk or run over it!

Up and over, up and over, up and over.

 

We’re going on a parkrun,

We’re all in this together,

We’re not tired,

It’s a beautiful day for running.

Oh no! A canal!

A long watery, cold canal!

Don’t jump in it! (Unless you’re a dog).

Run or walk beside it!

Huff puff, huff puff, huff, puff.

 

We’re going on a parkrun,

We’re all in this together,

Okay, maybe we’re a little tired now!

Still… it’s a beautiful day for running.

Wait! What’s that?!

A sprint finish?!

A PB?!

LET’S GO! FASTER, FASTER, FASTER!

Go through the finisher’s tunnel,

Stay in order,

Collect your token,

Ring the bell,

Scan your token and barcode (printed ones only please), don’t take it home!

Have a brew, have a natter!

We’re all going on a parkrun again!

See you next week, same time, same place.

 

Well done to the 67 parkrunners who attended parkrun for the very first time, we hope you loved it!

Congratulations to milestones achieved! Someone was celebrating their 50th but doesn’t wish to be named, well done to you, and well done to anyone else achieving an official or unofficial milestone today. I myself ran my 100th conkers parkrun out of 112th.

A big congratulations to the 62 parkrunners achieving personal bests today, you did very well to get around the course in your speediest times against that wind…. Or did the wind give you a push?!

To all 668 parkrunners you are amazing! Today we all woke up on parkrun Saturday and did our thing!

 

Thank-you…

Thank you to Conkers & National Forest for allowing us to use their facilities every Saturday morning.

And a huge huge thank you to this week’s 38 volunteers (btw volunteering is easy to do and lots of fun!), without you our parkrun would not be possible.

 

Nikki Aka Tigger REEVES • Laura GRAVES • Dawn STORER • Laurence KINGSCOTT • Mark FARRAR • Madeleine PICKERING • Kristian Finbar Jack KIRKWOOD • Jennifer CROSS • Carol GILL • Jeremy MILLINGTON-PIPE • Cayden REEVES • Chris HANMAN • Nicola BRIGGS • Ian BOAM • Maureen DANVERS • Kathryn BRAY • Christine RIDLEY • Martha MILLINGTON-PIPE • Jo IORIO • Pete GRAVES • Adrienne COLLARD • Sophie-Anne PICKETT • Sandy CHURCHWARD • Barbara CULVER • David ASHMORE • Ian MATTHEWS • Mark BLACKMAN • Katie DENNIS • Roman CRICHTON • Sally COLLARD • Kim HOLMES • Sophia ASHMORE • Kenneth ASHTON • Minda ASHTON • Andy BOOTH • Penny BENNION • Fraser CRICHTON • Mandy BLANEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Conkers parkrun Results Page.

Sophie-Anne x

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Some of those celebrating the dubiously named parkrun TuTU day. We are curious to know what sort of army would wear the tutu that Elspeth is sporting. Fiona has gone for the 'double tutu' and Dennis, that just looks wrong you are no doubt proud to say. :-) 

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Grania Towle promised her Father Brian a morning treat to celebrate his double hip replacement. What better way than to not only complete a parkrun, but to rattle up a 5 1/2 minute PB. Those new hips are super-sonic these days. Well done sir!