Whilst the world around us is a crazy place right now, it's nice that it was business as usual in the park on Sunday with 44 young, enthusiastic runners enjoying their regular opportunity to run. A huge thank you as always to the volunteer team who were out in force to support their efforts.
It was lovely to welcome 3 first timers to the park for their first run on Sunday - hello to Florence Tillson, Jake Fairhead and Sam Hollins. It was also lovely to see some visitors from Brentwood as their own event was cancelled due to the half marathon - you are always very welcome. Just a reminder to all first timers that parkrun is always free to everyone but if you want to get a time for your run each week you do need to register and bring along your barcode - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
The great news this week is that the route is clearly improving as we had an abundance of PBs - 8 in total! Excellent efforts all and well done to:
Isabella Taylor-Bush - one of our Brentwood visitors but taking a massive 26 seconds off her last visit back in February. A new junior parkrun pb as well - congratulations!
Abigail Rogers - one of our regulars taking a crucial 3 seconds off her PB - good work
Samuel Kirk - 13 seconds off an October PB - brilliant running
Elizabeth Giwa - 2 PBs in 2 weeks and an amazing 27 seconds quicker this week
Jenny Bradley - another Brentwood visitor beating an old Harrow Lodge time with a junior parkrun PB - 39 seconds quicker than her last visit
Rose Sargeant - 2 PBs in 2 weeks and a brilliant 22 seconds quicker this Sunday
Charlotte Powell - 2 PBs in 2 runs and a staggering 57 seconds faster!
Jasper Devlin - beating his first run at our course with a totally fantastic 2 minutes 33 seconds taken off his PB - awesome.
Obviously we live in interesting times right now and the safety of all who attend our event is our primary concern. We will continue to hold our event as long as we are able to but please do keep and eye on the official parkrun advice - https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/ and on our facebook page for regular updates. We very much hope that we can see you again next Sunday