Now the name might suggest some wrongdoing or even the title of a millennial hit record by Shaggy but neither is true. You see, I wasn’t supposed to be RD today. The lovely Lorraine was on the roster for this role with me as her VC wingman but, car troubles prevented her from being here today and so I stepped in as RD at 10pm yesterday and Simon took my place as VC. Teamwork makes the dream work as they say!
Anyway, it was my pleasure to talk to you today and to watch you walk, jog and run around our rather soggy and slippery park. Now I don’t know about you, but I found today’s weather quite refreshing after the heat of the past few days. I think even the most hardcore runners may have taken the right decision to stay indoors had the heatwave continued into this weekend!
There was an epic battle at the front of the pack between Bradley and Richard and some superb performances within the top 2 ladies too. So for the stats: This week 469 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 54 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part and we had tourists from as far as South Africa and China! Our highest age grading today was and incredible 80.83%!
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
James MUNDEN • Erik SHOPLAND • Michael SAUNDERS • Joanne BULL • Jason MCLAUGHLIN • David MACLEAN • Sarah MACLEAN • Rachel MACLEAN • Paul CHANTLER • Paul AYLETT • Claudine MOODLEY • Yan YIP • Kevin WEST • Simon PERKINS • Ali BOULTON • Maurizia ASCANI • Sandrine YEATES • Sok Wah LEE • Tina KNIGHT • Ruth M • Debby SCULL • Martyn NEWTON • Gary WALLIS • Andy STRANG • Pamela DEXTER • Chris OLEARY • Faye HEAD • Annie NEARY • Graham JOHNSON • James DUNNINGHAM
We also congratulated the following milestones: Junior 10’s for– Kendra Bowbrick and Farah Moodley. 50 for Carl & Eileen Nicholas and Stacie Pook. 100 for Christopher Dunn and Piers Pollard.
Finally, some of you offered to volunteer for the coming weeks via our clipboard system which was located near the scanning station. We are hoping to continue this in the coming weeks to see if we can find new volunteers and fill our roster in advance.
I then went home and dried out the hi-viz’s on the washing line! Living the dream eh?
Keep up the good work everyone and we look forward to seeing you volunteering really soon.
Paul and the team