Who doesn't love a run report that starts with a Beyonce reference?!
Saturday saw a crack all women volunteer team deliver another great FSC parkrun, event number 60. The team was put together in recognition of the parkrun UK partnership with the This Girl Campaign, which was aiming to specifically increase female participation in parkrun (whether as a runner, jogger, walker or volunteer) on March 7, the day before International Women’s Day.
It was great to welcome volunteers new and old and particularly great to support Donna in her first duty as Timekeeper (nope... she wasn't worried at all!) and Angela in her first time on Finish Tokens. Great job, both!
You can see that Elsa, one of the three team members volunteering as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, wasn’t entirely positive about having her photo taken!
181 runners, joggers and walkers successfully completed the course and thank you to all of you for bearing with us as we had to juggle our starting line and first few metres of the route. We don’t always know in advance when course changes will be coming (this week we found out on Thursday morning) and the core team then have to spring into action and measure out an alternative. Well done to Martin and Bryan for doing this so speedily on Friday afternoon.
First Finisher this week was an FSC regular, Tim Carter who also achieved a PB. Go Tim!
Overall there were 29 PBs this week, well done to all of you. Unfortunately, the only other PB pic we managed to capture was Tom. If you get a PB and would like a pic please just ask the RD on the day - we'd love to capture it for you and us!
Thank you to everyone for helping create another lovely start to the weekend.
Please, if you are a regular runner but yet to volunteer, think about doing your bit and signing up to volunteer. We love seeing regulars run past every week and it’s great to get to know people and to be able to call you names as you go by, but we’d love you even more if you helped share the load and volunteered every so often too.
Volunteering genuinely is a great feeling: volunteering isn’t about missing out on anything, I promise. You gain so much more than you give.