Guildford parkrun #373: “Super Saturday”

Well it had been dubbed “Super Saturday” by the press and down at Stoke Park it certainly was as we gathered for parkrun and pacer week! 436 people came along to enjoy the Brexit and rugby free zone! After all the rain we have had recently it was lovely to see the sun shining and a bright blue sky.run rep 1

You could feel the excitement of pacer week in the air and there was a big round of applause for all the pacers as well as the usual name check for all of the volunteers. A massive 42 volunteers were involved in making this event happen – so a big ‘Thank You’ to all.
Here are 2 of the pacers ready to go:run rep 2

The pacers obviously worked their magic because 44 people recorded new personal bests. This was particularly impressive taking into account the muddy conditions and the added ‘dog-leg’ on the final approach to the finish funnel. It was great to see additional marshal posts out on the muddy sections of the course to make sure everyone got around safely. The additional encouragement was fantastic!
Congratulations to Barry on his 50th parkrun and Laurie on his 100th. Laurie celebrated his milestone run by volunteering as a pacer. Brandon did his 25th volunteering stint so thank you and well done.
Runners ready to face the mud:run rep 3

A reminder that next week is our Halloween special so please feel free to dress up if you would like to.
See you all next week

Sarah Warr

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Bill WILD • Jo MERLINI • Neill EBERS • Brian O'KANE • Anne CONNELL • Mary NIXON • Mike HARROLD • Prab SATYA • Paul STEADMAN • Ian KENYON • Laurie BANTIN • Alastair DAY • Alastair HESLOP • Emma HAWKINS • Helen PRONGER • Matthew BAYLIS • Rennie CHADWICK • Alan INCE • Clare WILLS • Isaac WILLS • Kiera JONES • Harry CONLAN • Joshua CURTIS • Maddie HESLOP • Richard TOTTY • Emily RASTRICK • Alexandra OLIVER • Katherine PORTMAN • Wayne SMITH • Julian FLETCHER • Sarah WARR • Benjamin CURTIS • Alena STEADMAN • Hyder ROOHANI • Judith MCKNIGHT • Nicholas GOLDMAN • Brandon ACRES • Maria STRONG • Sarah ALEXANDER • Ben GREEN • Ryan BOWDLER • Leonie DAGRIPPINO