Event #87: The alternative-alternative course, Take 2!
Run report by: Kirstin Henderson
Anyone who saw the Facebook post on Friday evening, with a photo of a flooded path at Dinton Pastures, knew they were going to be in for a splish-splashing treat on Saturday morning.
Heavy rain had made the main course, and the alternative course unusable. There was only one solution: the alternative-alternative course!
This course, being used for only the second time, involved 3 small laps, 3 times over the bridge, and 3 dog-legs. In the pre-run briefing we were asked to "turn right, turn right, then turn left". Which I promptly forgot, but thankfully the marshals did a fantastic job of directing the 200 runners and walkers around the muddy, puddly course.
Congratulations to the 26 parkrunners who got a PB, and a big "Well done" to the four people who made their parkrun debuts this week. We all know their Saturday mornings will never be the same!
Huge thanks, of course, to all the volunteers today:
Tom P HARRISON • Chris MOSELEY • Nicole RICKETT • Daniel RICKETT • Martin C DOUGLAS • Catherine Y DOUGLAS • John HAMMOND • Hayley HAMMOND • Paul MACKENZIE • Lauren THORNTON • Tracey ABBOTT • Kirstin HENDERSON • Edward THORPE • Ashley PINDER • Joy ELSMORE • Jan L THORPE • Sanjana SHYAM PRASAD • Dominic COLLINS • Jack JAMES • Alex GREEN
A visit to Dinton Pastures parkrun is always a great way to start the weekend, and today was especially good fun. Glad I remembered to bring spare socks and shoes for the journey home though