A bright and sunny, if a little bit chilly, morning today for Event 221.
Great conditions for running, as illustrated by the 143 runners who joined us - and the 30 PBs amongst them.
Thanks as always to the volunteers: Abigail, Adam, Alex, Amanda, Andrew, Anya, Becca, Cameron, Clifford, Eloise, Harriet, Helga, James, Jenny, Joseph, Kev, Linda, Luke, Martin, Roni, Sam, Sharon, Suzanne McD, Suzanne S, Timo and Zoe - we couldn't do it without you!
Shout out in particular to Amanda who conquered her fear of timing this morning - here she is with fellow-timekeeper Sam.
And well done to Clifford, one of our junior volunteers (and token-sorter extraordinaire) who was proudly debuting his new 25 volunteer t-shirt today.
We also welcomed back Roni from our RD team who has been in the US for a few years, we took the opportunity to pose for a photo with her with the selfie-frame which had been returned following some triage work from a frisbee incident. See our Instagram for what happened next...!
Thanks to Helga for leading the warm-up and keeping everyone on their toes!
If you’d like to volunteer for next week, get in touch - lots of roles available!
In case you didn’t see the information in our volunteer email this week, we have been allocated a small number of Community Places for the 2020 Big Half, which takes place on 1st March 2020. The entry fee for Community Places is £10. Email us if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’ll be running as usual next Sunday morning from 9am, but if you fancy a spot of extra running for a good cause, we’ll also be involved with providing some of the kit for the Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust sponsored relay event which takes place at 11am. This is its 5th year, and it is a really fun community-based charity event which raises funds to cover the salary of a cook who prepares home-cooked meals for young homeless women at the charity’s hostel on Tressillian Road.
It’s a 10k relay, teams of 2-4 doing a 2.5km lap four times per team around Hilly Fields. Entry is free, to sign up contact Rebecca Long on email@example.com and start fundraising/make a donation via their JustGiving page.
All abilities welcome and it is guaranteed to be a feel-good event.
Have a great week everyone, see you next Sunday!