We start off with a run report from the GRR takeover, written by Joanna Yorke
Well it was certainly a wet and blustery morning for our very special leap year and 250th park run event, we had tourists from Southampton, Fareham, Sunderland and Winchester. There were 26 first timers today. Sophie judge was running her 50th park run on her 50th birthday along with Cathy Webb who ran her 150th park run. Today's run saw the Gosport Road Runners take over with a truly amazing show of yellow. Well done to all the high viz heroes who stood in the cold, wet and hailstones to cheer everyone on and keep everyone safe. What a great job. In total an amazing 468 runners and walkers finished the course today. Well done to everyone. There were even a few superheroes in the crowd too including superwoman aka Lucy May from Stubbington Green Runners. Stubbington Medical Practice also joined in the event along with Lee-on-the-Solent 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer group.
First Male today was Rob Morgan in 19.03
In England this will support the 'This Girl Can' campaign created by our partner Sport England.
We encourage you to bring along a female friend, family member or work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before.
Our chosen colour for the day is purple so please feel free to join us and perhaps have your photo taken with our special parkrun selfie frame #IWDparkrun
The event is inclusive to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the day with you!
Many of you will have heard of LEE VE75, Lee-on-the-Solent will be hosting the largest celebration in Hampshire to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, on 8th, 9th and 10th May.
Yesterday, I met with the event organisers and Lee parkrun will be joining in with the celebrations by getting as many people as possible to wear red, white and blue at parkrun on 9th May. There will also be some road closures in place, but more on that nearer the time.
There is lots of information on the event website, and the organisers are looking for some volunteers, you may also see some leaflets at parkrun in the coming weeks.
Maggie (Event Director)