This weeks run report is from regular runner and volunteer Sara Atkin. If you would like to share your love of parkrun writing a report or volunteering, please drop us a line, email@example.com
On a mild September morning our runners arrived at Williamson Park ready to tackle Lancaster’s plan B route. The call had gone out previously, that it would be the alternative course and if people wanted to tourist then, we would not be offended. 184 hardy souls turned up!
Last time route B was in action, I was barcode scanning and feeling relieved that I wasn’t running 3 and a half laps of Fenham Carr. This week I had planned to run and had committed to the First Timers Briefing, when I found out it was the alternative route, I will admit I had second thoughts.
It was much more challenging than I thought it would be, with navigating the narrow sections, remembering how many laps you had done, being mindful of the other runners and the inclines (many many inclines!) but it was very, very rewarding when we finished - 12 people smashed a PB on the course today so a huge well done to them.
We were joined by 17 first timers, 6 of whom were absolutely brand new to parkrun, we really hope you enjoyed it and we see you again. We had 11 tourists, so a huge thanks to them for coming to visit to Lancaster and please come and see us again.
Stephen Ralston and Jonny Viney hit the big 5-0 and we look forward to seeing you in your milestone tee shirts soon. We have 5 members of Lancaster parkrun who are within 5 runs of reaching their next milestone. So keep going and when you hit your milestone, please do let the Run Director know so we can give you your very well deserved shout out.
We had 19 unknowns this week, so if you haven’t registered on the main parkrun website please do, it’s quick and easy and don’t forget to print your barcode off. If you have your barcode, make sure you bring it with you - so you can be on your way to your next milestone tee shirt.
A huge shoutout to all our volunteers this week, for making sure everyone had an enjoyable and safe run with the alternative route. Thank you all so much!
We are on the alternative route again next Saturday (28th September) and normal service will be resumed from Saturday 5th October.
As ever will sign off by saying, have a good week, be good, take care, see you next Saturday and don’t forget your barcode.
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Ruth MEWIS • Patrick CORBETT • Ryan MEWIS • Rachel BARTON • Constanze VAGELER • Christine PERRY • John HOWARTH • Emma BROOKS • Holly SATTERLY • Heather YATES • David HARRISON • Anna HARRISON • Alice DAVIES • Tom PALMER • Mia READ • Erwin KALIS • Mariana RUFINO • Ted DEMPSEY • Sonya HENDY-IBBS • Toby HENDY-IBBS • Zac HENDY-IBBS • David JACKMAN • Anna RICHINGS • Sara ATKIN • Phoebe ATKIN • David KILBURN • Olivia KILBURN • Chibby DIMGBA • Stewart ATKIN • Franco YIM
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lancaster parkrun Results Page.