Well at least the weather wasn't bad, the wind speed was low, it was rain free, however the looming threat of Coronavirus may mean this is the last parkrun for a little while.
On a more happy note 99 red balloons (sorry, participants) ran jogged & walked the course, which was in better condition than it has been for months now. It was a little slippy & gloopy in places but the work the NT rangers had done has reduced our lake to a puddle. We are still not using Chute Wood currently & it is recovering, slowly.
This week we had 36 participants trying our course for the first time, that's almost a third.(maths is not my strong point!) Congratulations to two first timers; Tom HEMMINGWAY & Carla BROWN getting the first & second tokens respectfully. Hopefully everyone enjoyed it and we'll see them again.
We had five PB's this week so congratulations to; Jack BILLINGHAM, Oliver IRESON, Christopher IRESON, Rebecca WARD & Devendra PATEL. Stirling effort guys, hopefully you'll smash those times as the course improves.
We didn't have anyone new to parkrun this week, so I'll give a shout out to the most senior parkrunner (not by age but amount of runs) goes to John MATTHEWS with 469, almost thirteen years parkrunning.
As ever parkrun can't go ahead without the wonderful band of volunteers so a big round of applause in thanks to;
Claire THORNE, Adrian SUMMERSON, John COYLE, Lisa MITCHINSON, Claire (Harriett) HARMAN, Ted TURNER, Lynda HEMBURY, Judi FLITTON, Sheila TURNER, Shaun OCONNOR, Marcus MITCHINSON, regular, non runner Paul HEMBURY & three under 18's Isobel THORNE, Jake SUMMERSON & Natalie RENTON
EXCITING NEWS, hopefully we have encouraged three of our regular volunteers to become run directors which will reduce the stress on the current team. However we are always looking for more members to our team or volunteers to help each week, so please let us know if you can help by signing up to receive our volunteer e-mails or e-mail in to; email@example.com