Guildford parkrun #371 – the one that was never supposed to happen!

By Sarah Kearsley

465 people got the memo that Guildford parkrun was ‘un-cancelled’ and that we were running as usual. Thank you to all the volunteers who stepped up at short notice to make sure that the event could go ahead.

Saturday was extra special as we were also celebrating parkrun turning 15 years old. Although we were tempted to celebrate like true 15 year-olds with an authorised house party at mum & dad’s – we instead decided to celebrate by running, jogging or walking the 5km course!

There were a lot of milestones with Daniel, Alan, Jim, Emily and Francesca running their 50th and Christian, Damian, James and Rich clocking up their 100th runs. Here is Alan celebrating what he was keen to tell me was his 50th parkrun and NOT his 50th birthday…

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We welcomed 59 first timers and it was great to see so many people at the first timers briefing.

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Conditions were starting to turn a little autumnal with a bit of mud from all the recent rain but that didn’t stop 59 people from achieving new Personal Bests. Well done to all.

Here are a few action shots from the morning.

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As always a big thank you to the volunteers and everyone for coming along and making Guildford parkrun so much fun.