On the eve of International Women’s Day, KGVPF parkrun was run entirely by a group of lovely ladies. Our youngest gorgeous girl was 7 and the oldest was a sprightly 81.
They supported a speedy bunch of 79 runners who enjoyed a much improved running surface. We were delighted to be able to run this week and the park has clearly benefitted from a short respite. It was lovely to see the young lads able to enjoy their football again too.
It was great to have Nicky Harverson from Active Gloucestershire along to champion the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. They are trying to encourage girls to take up physical activity and have some exciting ideas to support girls locally.
In addition, Helen McGuire, a member of the KGV parkrun core team was asked to speak with BBC Gloucestershire Radio this morning. Helen had been involved with parkrun set up, took the call and then got stuck in with time-keeping – talk about multi-tasking!! We were also serenaded at the finish by some huge female anthems.
So, a huge thank you to the 24 amazing ladies who made the 25th KGV parkrun a very organised and thoroughly enjoyable morning.