This week, on a beautiful autumnal morning, Horsham Parkrun welcomed 417 runners. Given the weather forecast, I was pleasantly surprised that so many of you still came along; it must be the tremendous parkrun community spirit and the warm, friendly welcome extended to all who come! Or could it be that you’ve heard of our Marshals? Feedback from the field is that we have the nicest and friendliest marshals but I’m sure other friendly and nice marshals are available!
This week we also welcomed 26 ‘First Timers’ to Horsham parkrun, 18 of whom were running their very first parkrun. Afterwards, Erum and Alaina Qureshi first timers and locals, said how much they had enjoyed the experience and friendly atmosphere. It’s those marshals again! parkrun tourists also came from near and far: Richmond, Hereford and Down Under (no not ‘Men at Work’ and I know I’m showing my age), Australia. A very warm welcome to you all; we hope you had a great run and enjoyed the Horsham experience, as much as we enjoyed having you. We hope to see you again.
We also saw William Meech (Junior) complete his 10th Parkrun, Paul Watts his 50th and Colin Shaw achieved the highest age grading this week of 79.46%. Congratulations to you all.
As always, parkrun would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. A huge thank you to this week’s volunteers:
Peter BANKS, Coralie BEAMISH, Beatrix BEVERNAGE, Claire BUTLER, Samantha EDWARDS, Karen ENGLAND, Daniel ENGLAND, Charles FOOTER, Henry FOOTER, Jane FOOTER, Malcolm FOOTER, Jackie GARNER, Lydia GRAHAM, Rachel HAMSON, Allison HARTLEY, Michael HIBBERD, Olive HOBBS, Nicki HOLDER, David LAWTON, Mark LEACH, Claire MILLER, Caroline OLEARY, Nigel PHILLIPS, Debby SCULL, Richard SHERGOLD, Adam TWEED, Clive WALKER, Gary WALLIS, Mark WEBB, Zoe WELCHMAN, Yan YIP
If you would like to know more about volunteering or the various volunteer roles, please ask or login to your parkrun homepage, where information on volunteering can be found.
Once again, my job as Run Director has been painless and fun, entirely owing of course to the wonderful people that make parkrun Horsham happen and make it the inclusive and wonderful experience that it is. Any errors or omissions are entirely my fault and I apologise if I’ve inadvertently missed anything.
See you all soon,
Michael, Your Run Director and Team.