Wow! I hadn't realised that it had been so long since we published a run report so my apologies for that.
A lot has happened over the summer and into Autumn. We have a permanent construction feature at the top of our course (installation of a new sewer main for Durham city, expected to take around 13 months to complete). So hopefully in 2021 we will get our "normal" course back!
My wonderful co-Event Director, Jenny Search, who helped me set up Durham City junior parkrun in 2016 with our core team (Vics, Andrew, Andrew, Kate and Doug) has stepped down as co-Event Director (but thankfully not leaving us completely). Clare Higgins has stepped up from one of our core team members and Run Directors to co-Event Direct with me. So again huge thanks to her for that.
Our core team of volunteers has continued to grow and thankfully we are never short of help every Sunday (although occasionally people leave it a little late to volunteer meaning the Run Director is often worrying on a Saturday night!). As I said at this morning's run brief, please do get in touch if you can help as we need 20 volunteers a week for the run to go ahead.
On to today's run: a small but perfectly formed 23 runners joined us today and we managed to keep the rain at bay! Another first finish for William J, followed in by William R and Thomas P. For the girls, Isla L was first girl, in 7th overall, followed in by Holly B and Grace W. Holly ran a new PB, as did William B. We had milestone wristbands awarded to Felicity M (half marathon) and siblings William, Charlie and Abigail B (marathon).
Hope to see you all soon!
Megan (co Event Director)
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Andrew BILLETT, Rebecca BLACKWOOD, Victoria BREWSTER, Oliver COWEY, John COWEY, Emily DAVENPORT, Andrew DAVIES, Deborah GIBSON, Freya GIBSON, Clare HIGGINS, Megan Elizabeth HOGAN, Doug JARDINE, Kendra JOHNSON, Graham MIDDLETON, Marian MUNDELL, Matthew PAINE, James PARKER, Freya TALBOT, Robert Stephen TALBOT, Kate TALBOT, Joasia ZAKRZEWSKI