Has Harrow Lodge ever looked as beautiful as it did today covered in a blanket of white? On a day when so many other park runs were closed it was wonderful to be able to run at our home course.
Run director Josie gathered us all at the start line and announced two amazing celebrations. It was the wedding day ofJames but he turned up to run like a true trooper. Good luck on your big day! We were all delighted to give you a big cheer.
We were also honoured to have Steven Ramek, a tourist from Surbiton run his 300th run with us. Well done Steven, an AMAZING achievement!
Welcome to all tourists, especially those whose home courses were closed. We were delighted to host you!
Today, even more so than usual I felt the strong sense of community that parkrun is all about. As someone who has been a Harrow Lodge regular for a long time now, I love seeing all the different characters running every week. When I arrived in the car park our lovely Leanna was doing laps of the lake after running to the park as part of her marathon training. Our old Harrow Lodge regular Mark Fowler was back today, and pushing his buggy round the course! Well done Mark, couldn't have been easy (was super jealous of you little one all bundled up and snug in the buggy!). During the run, Laura Sherman was kindly marshalling (at arguably the riskiest part of the course!) and was possibly the only marshal to have felt warm - evidently pregnancy is it's own form of central heating. Thanks for helping out today Laura, looking radiant :-). On that note a MASSIVE thanks to all the marshals this morning. Today more than ever the marshals played an important part in getting us all safely round the course and making sure we avoided the slippery paths. Thanks guys!
Next week it's International Women's Day and we are asking for men to take the volunteer slots so women can run. To all the guys who haven't marshalled in a while, next week may be a good time to do so!
Good luck to everyone running elsewhere this weekend, especially those doing the Big Half. Lets hope its a tad warmer.
See you next week guys!