Event #257

Saturday morning was one of those mornings where getting up early to go for a run is absolutely the right thing to do :)
It seems a fair few of you agreed too as 206 participants were raring to go at 9am.....

We welcomed 39 first timers, including visitors from Marple, Bingley, Cambridge, Leeds, Halifax,Hackney, Kettering,Bishop Stortford, Sheffield, Peterborough, Chesterfield and London. 18 of you were also taking part in your first ever parkrun!  We hope you all enjoyed your morning with us and we'd love to see you again : )

As always I'd like to thank the volunteers who came forward to make the event happen, we wouldn't be able to run a safe event without you, so thank you to :

Alex MCBIRNIE  •  Anya WHINCUP  •  Daniel James BARRASS  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Gabbie PATTISON  •  Helen PENN  •  Jackie PHILLIPS  •  Jamie PENN  •  Kim MCBIRNIE  •  Mark PHILLIPS  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Paul CARTWRIGHT  •  Richard PEARSON  •  Rozz BOSHELL  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH     you are very much appreciated :D

We are very short of helpers for the next few weeks so please do come forward and have a go at making the parkrun magic happen - all jobs are listed on our volunteer page so do let us know what you'd like to try :).

You may have noticed that we had a special guest this week, The Bishop of parkrun was in attendance offering blessings for a donation towards a bench that our friends at Hull parkrun are wanting to install in memory of founder Gill Tremere.  We felt very strongly that we wanted to help with this and decided that this would be a fun way to go about it. Thanks to your generosity we raised an impressive £60 ! I shall bring the donation bucket ( but sadly not the Bishop) again next week as a few people have said they would like to donate this coming week too. There is absolutelyno obligation to get involved, but if you would like to, please give me a shout : ).

There were 47!! new personal best's set this week, it's amazing the effect a bit of sunshine can have!  Congratulations to Matthew SNOWKatie ROWLANDStephen NICHOLLSAlex ROBERTSJohn BRENNANAndrew BOULTONMark DOYLEPhil JENNINGSShirley OGLESBYPaul DEARINGRichard ANDERSENNia STEADNick FREREMegan CHOWN Simon STAPLEYEllie HEXTALLThomas ATKINSONJohn WILSONKate DAVEYKatie TWEDDLEFiona BENNETTDave HOLTBYAnne WAGSTAFFKirsty GREENValerie SPRAGUEHelen GREENSarah ROWANAmy PEARSONBella YOUNGKerry YOUNGRiley PENNINGTONDaisy SIMMSTristan LAWTEYChristina ADAMSDaniel SPARKSJanet LOUWMary PRATTSarah FAWCETTClare BESSANT-NICHOLLSBarrie LOUWNicola SCOTTRebecca GIBSONBernard SPRAGUEAlison NETTLETONMartin O'NEILLHannah BROADLEY and Natalie KILLICK. Great work everyone : ).

We also had some milestones to celebrate this week -  Clare BESSANT-NICHOLLS  celebrated reaching her 50th parkrun with a pb  while one of our younger runners Samuel ROWAN, completed his 10th parkrun. Congratulations both of you, we look forward to seeing those new t-shirts : )

Don't forget our next events coming up in the country park, May the 4th is our Star wars dress up event, while 1st June will be our 5th Anniversary celebrations - we do hope you can join us.

Have a great week everyone, see you Saturday : )

Helen.