Run report 01/06/19 Event no. 60
Wow!! June already and what a beautiful morning we had for event number 60! As we arrived for set up at 7.30, it was so warm, there was no need for a jacket for the first time this year. We worked up quite a sweat carrying the equipment and pulling our trolleys up to the start area!
It was half term this week and I had to put out an appeal again for volunteers this week but you guys as usual, offered to help me out. I know how much you all enjoy your weekly run, but we do need some people to give up the chance to run every now and again to ensure we can put on a safe and enjoyable event. It also gives our core team the chance to have a run which is only fair!
The good weather gradually dragged people out of their beds and by the time Phil, my V.C, delivered his “First timers briefing” we had a healthy sized crowd ready to run, jog or walk around our course. There was a little tension in the air as two of our regular runners, Nigel and Darren arrived wearing football tops from opposing teams, hopeful their team would triumph in the Champions league final later in the day. They are old friends and completed the run together, neither of them wanting to cross the line before the other in case it jinxed their team’s chance of victory later in the day! Bless!
This week, 102 of you walked, jogged or ran our lovely course. We had visitors from Birmingham and St Albans. Incredibly, one of our tourists, Scott Clarke was completing his 172nd run at a different parkrun venue! Scott, who is the Event Director at St Albans junior parkrun, likes to travel and this coming Saturday will complete his 250th run in Norway! Congratulations Scott! It is always lovely to meet new people and it’s one of the reasons I enjoy being a Run Director! You should all know by now that I love a chat! We hope you enjoyed our parkrun and will come back to visit again soon.
Thank you as always to our volunteers. If you haven’t tried volunteering at parkrun yet, please consider it!! All the tasks are pretty easy, and training is given for anything technical! Some of the roles can also be combined with a run (for our faster runners).
My band of super starts this week were: Angela RECHTERN • Brian CHARLESWORTH • Carol LATHAM • Casey FAIERS • Charlotte COWGILL • David MCMILLAN • Derek WILLIAMS • Gwen TAYLOR • Hannah LOCK • Harry MCMILLAN • Harvey MACKAY • Ian DEBNAM • Jane ATKINSON • Jane LATHAM • Jo WILLIAMS • Laura MILES • Martin ATKINSON • Philip CHAPLIN • Rachael ANDERSON • Sandra PAVITT • Sarah MACKAY • Simon LATHAM • Susan ANDERSON • Tia LATHAM • Tim GOODBODY • Will LATHAM
Thank you once again for all your help and support. The lovely Phil is your RD this Saturday so please help him out if you can.
Good luck to some of our Core Team who, this Saturday are competing in the “Man vs Horse” race in Wales… have fun with those hills!! We’ll be thinking of you while we tuck into our Full English breakfast after parkrun!!
See you on Saturday,