Many thanks to our friend Adam Caress for last weeks run report. He's the Event Director at a run in Lincolnshire and it's always great to see him and his brother Jamie.
Despite a late night at Kyeren on Friday evening a parkrun for Saturday morning was never in doubt. Since running my first event at Durham parkrun on 2nd June 2018 I have rarely missed a week and gone on to organise a parkrun back home in the South Holland District of Lincolnshire. That is one of the amazing things about parkrun, its ability to be replicated across the country and still have a great community feeling on a local and global level.
We were greeted by a slightly cooler morning for the Jubilee Weekend at Durham parkrun. After a warmup jog, me and my brother assembled for the traditional Run Director Briefing where we were informed that we would be running an alternative route in preparation for the upcoming regatta event. It was great to see plenty of volunteers on the roster this morning both out on the course and performing the finish funnel positions. Thanks to everyone who volunteered today, parkrun would not happen without you. I know to well as an Event Director of another parkrun event that it can sometimes be a struggle covering some of the roles on the volunteer roster so if you can please do volunteer occasionally. The roster for future weeks can be found online on the Durham parkrun website.
9 attendees completed their first every parkrun. Congratulations and I hope you join us again soon.
First finisher today was Ben Bayly in a swift 17.04, with Charlotte Griffiths being first female to cross the finish in 18.24.
The first junior was Ivo Schulz in an impressive 18.41.
Next week I am back home running at Snowden Field parkrun but am certain that I will return to Durham parkrun in the future.