Today was a very pleasant surprise. Following a night of what sounded like heavy rain it was wonderful to see that this event was going ahead to celebrate their World Book Day themed parkrun.
Arriving bright and early I got to see how the event is set up and find out what goes on behind the scenes. I assisted with Pre-Event Set up and was present at the finish line when the children received their tokens and times. The determination on their faces to do their best was fantastic to witness. It certainly gives you the “feel good factor” being part of something so positive and inspiring.
42 young people, with their grownups, arrived ready to run, walk and dance their way around the 2km course on this crisp but beautiful morning. It was my first visit to Desborough and I have to say I was made to feel very welcome. It was lovely to see the costumes that both the children and volunteers had chosen for this special weekend. The Run Director Jane was great and whilst I was nervous to be trying a new role, my fellow volunteers were very understanding and offered some advice and tips. Thank you for that.
A special thanks to all volunteers that offered their time. Without them events like these cannot happen so thank you to:-
Katy Coles White
So what did event 44 bring?
9 PBs, that’s fantastic!
3 First Timers. Welcome!
Speedy Boys & Girls!
Harlee Hooker was the first boy across the finish line, knocking 17 seconds off his previous PB.
Keris Hooker took first place for the girls. Well done.
I hope everyone involved with today’s parkrun enjoyed themselves and will be returning some time very soon. I know I will definitely be back.
Desborough Green Space you were an absolute delight.