After a gloriously sunny Saturday, the weather was a little less inviting as I set up the event yesterday morning! A very big thank you to Andrew, who helped me bring all the equipment up from the shed (it's very heavy) and politely pointed out that I might have put the finish sign up incorrectly...
It's always super helpful to have a pre-run set-up volunteer, there's so much to organise, putting out the cones/marshal numbers, checking the course, setting out the start and finish areas. This is a role that can be done before you head out for the day, or before running with your child, because you are finished before 9am!
Another role that can be done alongside taking part is token sorting, this one is popular with children too (thank you Anya!). If you want to get in some exercise whilst volunteering, you could lead the warm-up (thank you Joseph!), or you could be tail-walker (thank you Sally, Edward, Hector and James!).
Fun on the move!
There are many more ways to get involved, with 24 volunteers making it happen this week - thank you all! It was touch-and-go as to whether we would be able to run this week though and I had to shout out from the bench to fill the gaps on the roster. Glenn is looking pretty lonely next Sunday, so make him smile and email: firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list!
We recorded 9 first-timers this week - welcome! There were quite a few 'unknown runners' too, who may well have been taking on their first ever junior parkrun, remember your barcode next time! I didn't have any wristbands to hand out this week, but Leo was running for the 100th time, amazing! He can now print off his certificate to celebrate this achievement. Out of our 89 finishers, 11 managed to run a personal best time - well done!
We hope you all had fun and that you will be lacing up again soon for some hilly fresh air and fun!