Gedling Junior Parkrun #176

After all the rain last Sunday, I spend most of the week checking the weather forecast to see if I would need to bring my snorkel and flippers along. Alas, when I opened the curtains, we had a lovely crisp day for event #176.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who turned up ready and raring to go. This week, our high-vis heroes were:

Alan TOWNEND  •  Alice TOWNEND  •  Ann FISH  •  Chris COE  •  Eloise MILLNS  •  Ewan WANE  •  Jake BROUGHTON  •  James MARTIN  •  James MARTIN  •  Jenny BROWN  •  Joanne TANNER  •  Jolene SANDERSON  •  Jonathan TANNER  •  Josephine FRANKLIN  •  Laurel TOWNEND  •  Laurence COE  •  Lyndsey JOHNSON  •  Madeleine MILLNS  •  Matthew MARSHALL  •  Oliver SANDERSON  •  Richard MILLNS  •  Sarah HORRIGAN-FULLARD  •  Steve MARTIN  •  Tamsin MILLNS  •  Ted SELBY  •  Tom BLAKEY  •  Tom ENGLAND  •  Zoe TANNER

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This was my first time in the Run Directors vest on the new route so the giant map from Damian and Fyfe was greatly appreciated as was all the help and support from our regular volunteers. If you would like to be a high vis hero at a future event, please drop Sarah a line and she will add you to the roster.

This week we were inundated with first timers. Welcome to the parkrun family Fred, Samuel, Nina, Erin, Olivia, Rosie and Imogen! We hope you enjoyed your run with us and will see you again soon.

We also had four runners who achieved a milestone run: Reece joined the ultra marathon club (50 runs) and Eve, Poppy and Isabella joined the half marathon club (11 runs). We think Mylo also joined the marathon club (21 runs) but didn't collect his wristband so let us know next time you run with us and we'll get that sorted for you.

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There were 64 of you who joined us this week, with the girls edging out the boys with 39 runners and the boys with 25 runners (girl power!). After a fantastic warm-up led by Ewan, we were off! All that bouncing and jiggling around clearly did something as we also had 10 shiny new PBs earned this week, a huge well done  to you all!

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Remember, next week is our Halloween run so please feel free to dress up in your spookiest outfits and join us for more fun. Your Run Director will be Damian and he currently needs a few more marshals so if you can help, please email the office and let us know :)

Have a great week all, happy running!

Lyndsey