Brutal, challenging, the epic battle against the force of the wind didn't deter our 304 finishers who ran, jogged and walked the course on Saturday, including 69 first timers! Welcome too to the parkrun family Astrid BEERLAGE, Chad ANDERSON, Annalise BROWN, Stephen ELDERFIELD, Rebecca AKEHURST, Frankie MCGREGOR and Andrew WILSON on your parkrun debuts. Please come again! Congratulations also to the 14 parkrunners who gained a PB. Astonishing considering the circumstances!
Despite these crazy conditions the Prom proved to be dog, family and Georgia friendly...
We were delighted to greet parkrunners from Glasgow, Birmingham, Dartford, Hertford, Nuneaton, Port Rush, St Albans, Tewkesbury, and tourists from Bushy Park and Homeward parkruns
We deliberated all week about pebblegate, the surface of the Promenade, the progress of clearance made by the Council and whether it would be ready for parkrun. Blinded by our recent cancellation little reflection was made on the likely forecast. We just wanted parkrun to go ahead, didn't we. Whoops, the conditions were punishing! In spite of this all our volunteers showed up, Thankfully the pull of the new pink Hi-Viz continues. Our gratitude must be extended to our committed 27 volunteers:
William GRUMITT • Adam WALTER • Suzanne LANGDON • Suzy HAWKER • Kathryn MARTIN • Tim PAGET • Deborah ABSALOM • Dave SKINNER • David SPENCER • Rispa KOSKEI • Jayden HOBBS • David MARTIN • Laura HODGKISS • Antony BRADLEY • Jackie WARE • Jude HAWKER • Caroline SHARP • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Peter BENNETT • Mark DUGUID • Ross MACKENZIE • Belinda DOMZALSKI • Holly WALTER • Niamh SKINNER • Sara BURNS • Paul HAWKER • Cecilia SZOLNOKI
It has been officially recognised that all those that volunteer at parkrun feel an improved sense of happiness compared to those who run or walk. Why not join our volunteer team and realise the benefits? No experience is necessary. You will be briefed on your role ahead of the parkrun in the morning. Please let us know if you can help by email: email@example.com
Congratulations to Michael FORSTER and Rachael WALES for achieving their 100th parkrun and to Kevin BROWN, Kevin MOULD John MURPHY for their 50th. Did you spot Cheryl Hannibal who was clearly celebrating something too?Happy 200th parkrun Cheryl! Awesome achievement!
Looking forward to catching you on the Prom this Saturday, 29th February. Surely an opportunity not to be missed in Leap year.