108 runners joined us in the crisp autumn sun for Event 228 this morning.
We awarded wristbands to Anton, Esther and Adam who had reached their half-marathon goal, and to Alice who joined the ultra-marathon club with an orange wristband this week. Let us know if you have any wristbands due in your household for next week!
We are very grateful to all of our volunteers this week: Adele, Alex, Alice, Andrew, Eddie, Eloise, Freya, Frankie, Gemma, Jacqueline, Jess, Jo, Joseph, Judith, Kate, Kev, Laura, Luke, Lyra, Max, Ruth, Sara, Scott, Sharon, Sky, Suzanne, Zoe. A great mixture of new volunteers and regulars; adults and juniors. If you’d like to get involved, drop us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of roles up for grabs for next week.
We didn’t have a volunteer Funnel Manager this morning so I stood by the side of the cones watching the runners go through. What a sight that was - so many focussed runners, sprint finishers, big smilers, happy walkers. Seeing 100+ kids complete a challenging hilly run with such pride on their faces at that finishing moment of glory makes it worth getting out of bed at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning.
Thanks to everyone who gave us nice feedback about our event today - it really does make our day and it means a lot to know that people appreciate what we do.
One thing I forgot to mention at the park today was that as it’s Halloween on Thursday, if there is anyone who wants to give their costume a second outing at junior parkrun next Sunday, we’d love to see it!
And we had a lovely time after the run where a gang of us planted some flowering bulbs around two of the trees near our finish funnel area in memory of volunteer-extraordinaire Lucreta La Pierre who died last year. Thanks to everyone who took part, brought gardening tools and donated bulbs. Particular thanks to Zoe Negus for suggesting it, and to the Friends Of Hilly Fields, Glendale and Lewisham Council for their support. We are really excited to see what spring brings!!
We’ve got our next junior takeover on November 24th, where all of the volunteer roles will be done by under-18s (accompanied by an adult). Have a look at the roster and let us know if your family would like to take part. We’ve had a number of submissions for the position of Run Director and we’ll be announcing who the lucky recipient of the role will be in the coming weeks!
Hope you all have a great week and look forward to seeing you for more fun next Sunday,