Everything turned out rosy!

After last week’s icy conditions lead to a cancellation, it was nice to have some more favourable conditions for our parkrun this week. But when using public paths, you never really know what to expect each week, which is why we walk to course before you arrive and announce any additional hazards during the run briefing. This is an essential way for the team to keep you safe, so it was nice to see everyone paying close attention today.

My early walk with volunteer Richard identified a large rose bush which had collapsed into the path just before the beach. With the loppers back at our spiritual home in Horsham Park, we had no choice but to cone it off and let everyone know. Thankfully, nobody crashed into it or needed first aid!

This week 390 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part. We welcomed tourists from Guildford, Hove, Tilgate and Gibraltar!

We also welcomed a large group running in aid of “Move For Australia”, a virtual run dedicated to helping injured wildlife as a result of the devastating bush fires. Darren Lillywhite and Nolan Spratt joined the 50 milestone club and Kirsty Howson achieved her century! Finally we all wished happy birthday to a special Horsham parkrunner, Barnaby Smith.

Today’s event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Jacqui WILLIAMSON • Margaret WADMAN • Amanda REILLY • Rob EGGERS • Christian LIBERMAN • Susan WILCOX • Ian WILCOX • Paul AYLETT • Nigel PHILLIPS • Yan YIP • Allison HARTLEY • Lois MCGILLIGAN • Arun COOKE • Richard SHERGOLD • Roger JOHNSON • Nara SULLIVAN • Gary WALLIS • Louise POWLING • Nicki HOLDER • Samantha EDWARDS • Stephanie ROBERTS-BIBBY • Mark WEBB • Lee MCGEEAN • Murrae ROSS-ESKELL • Kirsty HEAD • Rebecca HAMSON • Beverley MILLER • Finn DOYLE

So if you fancy helping us one week, just take a look at our future roster and email us with your choices.

Paul and the team