We are nearly at Bonfire Night and this Saturday, the Hucclecote Harriers came to take over Gloucester North parkrun and provided us with lots of sparkle, ohhhs, ahhhhhs and even a few rockets!
The harriers were out in force around the course taking over the volunteer roles but not only that they also provided 7 wonderful pacers covering a range of times between 22 and 35 minutes. 18 people achieved Pb's today and I'm sure a number of these are due to fabulous pacers, so thank you.
Kerri, as Run Director, gave the run briefing this morning, thanked all the volunteers, reminded us all of parkrun rules and then let us know about the planned Gloucester food bank collection on 24th November before sending us all on our way. (More details will follow on the food bank collection)
Looking at today's results, there were 20 first timers and of them, 9 people were undertaking their first ever parkrun. We hope that you all really enjoyed your run and that for the newbies this is the start of many more Saturday mornings to come (be warned its very addictive!
Tourists today came as far afield as Stratford upon Avon, Crystal Palace, Folkestone and Manchester, the parkrunner visiting from Cheltenham was clearly beaten in the distance travelled stakes!
We had brother and sister junior parkrunners celebrating their 10th milestone and 1 doing so with a pb. If you have a milestone, please do let the Run Director know so that they can give you a mention in the run briefing.
Today's first male finisher was Josh Wilson, in a time of 18:43, whilst the first female finished was Rosie Brown, in a time of 23:42
There was even had a family prize giving ceremony which looks like lots of fun, but also fiercely competitive!
A big thank you to everyone that helped at the event, especially the Hucclecote Harriers, if you would like to find out more about running with them they have a Facebook page which details their regular runs - Tuesday's, Thursday's & Sundays but runners from the club are found each week at each of the three Gloucester parkruns, so please do ask any questions.
Or if you would like to take on a volunteer role in future weeks, please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and any bonfire/firework displays you have planned.