Event #30

“It Must Be Love, Love, Love”

Storm Dennis has arrived today but a massive 210 of us still love to run in all types of weather!

So, what’s to love about Drumpellier Country parkrun?

Firstly, the setting of the course is beautiful and is a mixture of tarmac and trails on a 2 lap course. Despite the weather, the view at the Loch this morning was inviting.

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We all love the volunteers at parkrun. Every week, it takes a large number of volunteers to make sure the event can go ahead. We need our Hi Viz heroes to help and it is always good to take a turn in between running. All jobs are straightforward and support is always given. We welcome everyone to parkrun, so why not give volunteering a go? I’m writing this Run Report for this first time, so there’s a first time for everything.

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It is always good to welcome First Timers and Tourists to Drumpellier Country parkrun. This week we had an amazing 42 First Timers – welcome everyone. We love having visitors and welcome those new to parkrun for the first time ever. Very special mention to Kirsty Heath who joined us from Seewog, Germany this morning.

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Special thanks to Ken, our Run Director this morning, for keeping us all safe today and for organising everything from kit, to volunteers, to results. We love all the work that the Run Directors do to keep parkrun going every week – thank you.

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And so to the participants. We love that at parkrun you can run, jog or walk. It is definitely an inclusive, community event. Our front runners were raring to go this morning.

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Sheena was our Tail Walker this morning. We love that you looked after everyone and brought us all back safe. It doesn’t matter if you are first, somewhere in the middle or with the Tail Walker – it’s all about being part of the event. Tail Walking is a great role that allows you to gain a participation credit and also a volunteer credit, so why not give it a go?

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Next it was out on the course. Thankfully, the trails were protected from the storm and the running conditions were good this morning. We love the scenery of the trails and the changing seasons always bring such beauty to this parkrun.


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If you are celebrating a milestone, we can give you a special mention. Special shout out to Grace Gallagher who was celebrating her Junior 10 today and also managed to get a PB. We love that you can celebrate milestones with us, but every time you take part, you are completing our own personal milestone, so well done everyone.

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For many, parkrun is not just about the run, jog or walk. It is also about spending time with friends and getting a wee catch up. We would love it if you could join us in the café afterwards – everyone is welcome.

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So, I have loved writing this Run Report today. It’s another way that you can run and also volunteer on the same day. I can thoroughly recommend the empire biscuits in the café – they are just lovely.

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So, thank you all for coming. It was lovely being with you all. Please come back, bring a friend, volunteer, join us in the café and enjoy our parkrun. You can contact us at drumpelliercountryhelpers@parkrun.com

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Julie Gallagher