What a Difference a Week Makes
This time last week saw clear blue skies and bright sunshine together with temperatures touching zero in the shade. It was slippery underfoot and tweaks to the course were made to ensure all were safe.
Roll on a week and normal British winter service was resumed, a dank overcast morning with temperatures reaching a balmy 7°C. We returned to the normal out and back winter course, firm under foot, apart from the usual short muddy start.
The festive season induced low turnouts now seem to be well behind us as we saw a lively crowd of runners, supporters and volunteers gather in good time for the usual pre-event briefing. The pre-event warmup followed and it was great to see mum and daughter team of Sophie and Enola Sparks Phillips, lead the group enthusiastically. It was their first time but you wouldn’t have known, they looked like seasoned professionals. Well done both.
A Few Numbers:
71 – The number of runners, joggers and walkers today.
5 – A big welcome to Darcie, Freddie, Emilia, Max and Rupert who were all taking part in their first Junior parkrun today. We hope to see you all again soon.
19 – Runners who achieved a personal best time for the course. Well done.
3 – Achievement wristbands presented before the run;
Marathon (21 events)
Half Marathon (11 Events)
Riley Bruce & Taylor Bruce
Congratulations to you all
11 – Volunteers from North Bristol Running Group, a little bit of an unofficial takeover today and your help was greatly appreciated.
I know I have already mentioned the 11 volunteers from NBRG but they of course are only half the story and they were ably supported another 12 who gave their time to make the event possible. Thanks to the whole team.
Abby TROKE • Adrian GREGORY • Bob HOWELL • Christopher HIERONS • David PEARSON • David WALDOCK • Dnyanesh KARMARKAR • Enola SPARKS PHILLIPS • Evie TAYLOR • Fred HAWKER • James NOOTT • Jo TAYLOR • Joanna HOWELL • Joanne NOOTT • Karen COX • Lisa HAWKER • Maxine WALDOCK • Paula GREGORY • Rhiannon TAYLOR • Robert CORIN • Sophie SPARKS • Thomas RYDON • Tory CORIN
Anyone reading who would like to give a hand will be more than welcome, details of how you can get involved and support can be found here https://www.parkrun.org.uk/littlestoke-juniors/volunteer/
(Thank you David Pearson for the run report.)