It was definitely muddy in the park this week - from my vantage point at the end I was witness to a lot of sloshing through the mud by the trees with one poor child almost losing a shoe! Still as ever, nothing stops our amazing young runners - 39 were present for the occasion. We're just slightly apologetic to anyone who had extra washing to do (clothes and children!)
As usual the course conditions did nothing to put off first timers - we welcomed 2 this week so hello to Elizabeth Giwa and Albert Vasile - we promise you that not every Sunday is like that one so do come back and see us again soon.
It was hardly surprising that we were also a little short on PB's this week but we have great admiration for our two amazing superstars who somehow managed to achieve just that. Congratulations to Dominic Howard - only a second quicker but impressive all the same and to Tomiwa Holloway - a totally remarkable 39 seconds knocked off - we are in awe!
Just like every week we had some amazing work from our volunteers whose enthusiasm never wavers! It was lovely to welcome David O'Brien to Harrow Lodge this week who is the new parkrun ambassador for our area and we were really pleased to hear that he had a lovely time and was particularly impressed by our warm up leaders. We would also like to extend our best wishes to Gill, Dave and Les as they all head off for well deserved holidays - we can't wait to see you back and refreshed soon. In the meantime we're a few volunteers short - so do make yourself known if you can help out.
Finally - a quick word of congratulations to our regulars who went and ran in the mini marathon trials - you really did us proud and we know a few of you were successful in getting selected. Well done! Something for all our youngsters to aspire to in the future.
See you again next Sunday!