Littleport parkrun #84 – 18/01/2020 – Milestones Galore
What a cold, crisp start to a Saturday morning – today the route was altered to minimise running on the paths as they were treacherous. The start line was moved to the big field - we were running on grass around the big field, down the drove, round the little field, along the verge next to the path, along a bit of the path and to add some interest through the bike shed! Well done Alex for leading the way on a very new route.
Today numbers were swelled due to Huntingdon and March parkrun’s being cancelled – we had tourists from March, Huntingdon, Kings Lynn and Surrey to name but a few – welcome one and all. Milestones today - we had our very own James Lee our amazing Run Director on his 100th parkrun, Alex Metcalfe our often time fastest finisher on his 100th parkrun and little ol’ me Lisa Forrest on my 50th parkrun.
This morning we had a very respectable 191 runners, joggers and walkers enjoy the two- and a-bit lap route of Littleport Recreation Ground.
First across the line for the gents was Alex Metcalfe of Ely Runners in 19:24. First across the line for the ladies was Elaine Smith with 24:53 also of Ely Runners.
We had 13 PBs this morning and 27 people who were at Littleport parkrun for the first time. We also had 59 runners representing 17 clubs.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers today (round of applause please):
Michelle BERRY, Vicky BERRY, Ethan COLE, Ben COOK, Rachel DRAY, James ELVIN, Lisa FORREST, Sarah GARROD, Cathy GIBB DE SWARTE, Susan GREEN, Peter GREEN, Liz HYSLOP, Jane JOHANNESSEN, Joanne KERRIDGE, James LEE, Marion LEONARD, Amanda MURFITT, Charlotte NEVISON, Holly RYDER, Hannah SANDERSON, Sarah SKILLEN, Mhairi SMEETON, Michelle TILBROOK, Breda WALTON, Jo WHITE, Christine WINDSOR
On a final personal note from me. I would have never thought when I started my parkrun journey that I would make it to 50. And what a journey, its been so far – I’ve met loads of lovely people, made some wonderful friendships, learned a lot about myself and what I am a capable of. If you are thinking about doing parkrun; just do it – you might just surprise yourself, who knows where it might lead. Here’s to the next milestone.