To begin this week's parkrun report, I would like to urge you to share the hell out of our FB post, regarding Jane Gibson being missing. Jane went missing last Sunday, 8th March.
Jane has completed all of her 138 parkruns with us and has volunteered on numerous occasions also. If everyone could share the post, in the hope that she turns up safe and well, I would be highly appreciative. As, I am sure, her family and friends would be too.
Again, I had been regularly visiting the County Park throughout the week due to the water levels rising inside, but it was obviously fine for us to go ahead as planned, on the (what is now affectionately being called) Dinosaur route.
In an unusual turn of events, we had no visitors and no first ever parkrunners either this week. This may be due to something happening, but we are not quite sure.
So, with the slightly tweaked starting area and the same finish funnel as our 300th parkrun, we were still spoilt with a fare few of you yesterday. To be honest, more than I thought who would turn up.
One thing to bare in mind, is the FB page 'Friends who like Humber Bridge parkrun', where you can catch up, converse and share things with other Humber Bridge parkrunners, especially if the inevitable occurs and all mass participation events have to be cancelled. You’ll need something to keep you busy after all.
I myself am finally close to my 100th parkrun, getting there after 6 years & this may halt my progress, just like the rest of you.
As I stated in the pre parkrun briefing; we have had to purchase a new set of tokens, at the cost to the parkrun of £40. I think that the kind donations we have received, could be spent on far better things if people just stopped taking them home.
Anyway, everyone behaved this week. There were no collisions, all the tokens came back, all children stayed with an adult, everyone heeded the advice not to walk into slower parkrunners, who were still running once you were leaving and no-one spoke in the pre parkrun announcements. Not once.
For future reference, the steep steps coming down into the Country Park are going to be blocked off from Monday 16th March for approximately 3 weeks, so access to these will be prohibited. However, the entrance where the Windmill is on Hessle Foreshore is reopening, but the car park isn't yet.
Hope to see you all next week.
now for the stats !!
This week we had a bigger than expected field of 112 participants, all equally welcome of course! :) we welcomed 5 first timers to our glorious little park, we hope ( all things permitting) to see you all again soon.
We are as always, very grateful to our wonderful volunteers who make sure that the event goes without a hitch, this week we are thankful for : David CARBERT • Geoffrey COOPLAND • Glen HARTLEY • Helen PENN • Jamie PENN • Ken BROWN • Lisa HINCHLIFFE • Matthew FISHER-GILL • Patrick WALKER • Pete KIRK • Phil BROADLEY • Rachael BENSON • Sally FISHER • Shelley DUNN • Sophie PENN • Steve WRAY • Susan ELDER • Victoria RIDDIOUGH
We do always need people to offer their time and fill all the vital roles, please see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Humber Bridge parkrun happen. You'll enjoy it or your money back!!
We had some milestones to celebrate this week with both Mary PRATT and Charlotte BIRCH completing their 50th parkruns . Mary has completed all 50 at Humber Bridge parkrun while Charlotte started her parkrun journey with us before heading to Australia via Dalby Forest before heading home again! Congratulations Ladies!.
Also worthy of a mention is Tania Cream, who completed her 150th parkrun this week, although not an official milestone, it's still a huge achievement, well done Tania
Good to see so many of you in action at the Dalton Dash today too, some great results don't forget to let us know when you're taking on new challenges, we love to see how you're all doing.
That's all for now folks, have a great week and we'll (hopefully) see you Saturday!