parkrun #345 was taken over by me and my fitness gang, that's everyone who’s involved with my personal training or fitness classes, Be a better runner (running training), my fitness & running bootcamps and my parkrun running team A.H.P.T.
I've been a full time personal trainer for 11 years and I've done lots of parkrun takeovers with my fitness gang, I would like to thank all my volunteers as every takeover they help me and do a superb job, today we had 40 volunteers.
A big well done to everyone of the 468 who ran today, on a windy morning,lots of PBs and lots of people finishing with smiles on there faces.
It was great to see runners today from my classes and my Be a better runner courses, clients and A.H.P.T runners.
1st Maarten Jumelet
2nd Michael Moore
1st Female Sam Cullen
2nd Abigail Branston
3rd Chelsie Bole
Todays superb volunteers today were 4 helper’s from DofE, My Run Director Ian (Buckaroo) Davies a great asset to parkrun and local running, Lead Bike was Andy Flatters (secret spurs fan). Timekeepers were the ever improving runners Katie (don't take your stopwatch to the toilet) Leesons and Nina (don't think I can run) Morley, Funnel Managers Lee (throw up) Gillis, Nick (Vidal Sassoon) Tawn and Gordon Pearson (Mr parkrun). Number checkers Ian (I've got a new motorbike) Bennett, Paige (fake tan) Lambert and Dave (we are Leeds) Lambert, Finish Tokens was twins Rhona and Katelyn Bennett, Barcode Scanners Jo (1st time) Wellings, Pat (the legend) Shepperson, Michelle (super Posh) Smith and Kerry (tap dancer) Moulton, Photographer Matt (Virgin London Marathon) Bennett. The gang setting up today were Peter (running legend) Brampton, Paul (be a better runner) Stevenette and Roy The boy Young. My Tailwalkers were Charlie (Walkie Talkie) Bennett, Sarah (I want to do a marathon) Lambert and Alfie the Pug (A.H.P.T mascot), Token sorters Jayne (nice to meet you) Pell, Elaine (Betfred) Flatters, Isla (white) Agger and Kirsty (the Mrs) Harding. Marshals, Ben (what does whittlesey do for an idiot when your not there) Harding, Juliet (Virgin Active) Saunders, Sally (Russian twist) Smith, Darren (loves getting PBs) Leesons with son George and the D of E helpers.
Well done to you all, you were all superb and deserve a mention for your great work, I'm sorry if you didn't get a mention but thanks for your help.
Don't forget without volunteers no parkrun.
Thanks for reading
Andy Harding (Personal Trainer)