Splish, splash - one very soggy parkrun this morning!! Nothing like getting up early on a Sunday morning and feeling like a drowned rat!! Is it all worth it, I ask myself? - you bet it is! 45 young people, various dedicated parents and a large number of fabulous volunteers braved the elements to run and support today's event.
The first of our hardcore runners over the line was Alex Male (7:28) who has run this parkrun six times and lead the field five times. He was little way ahead of Oliver Halliday (8:51) and Oscar Albano (9:02) in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Our current ladies record holder, Macey Barrett was doing it for the girls with a time of 8:28 followed by Mia Doherty (9:29) and Trinity Davey (10:44). Macey has run our event 3 times and has been first each time with a pb of 8:18.
Despite the weather, we had 4 first timers today and 4 new personal bests with 8 clubs taking part. If you would like your school to be registered with parkrun, please speak to them. They can e-mail parkrun and get themselves added to the database.
To date, over 3000km have been run at Longrun Meadow junior parkrun and there have been a total of 407 pbs!!!! We are at the 10th event now and although no-one has run all 10, a few have completed 9 so we will be handing out those 'half marathon' wristbands within a few weeks. So far Mia Doherty, Matthew Templeton, Finton Wyatt, Isabelle Priddle, Isobel Frowde and Georgia Cox are amongst those on target. Well done all!!!
As ever, we have to thank the amazing volunteers for their contribution towards making this happen. It is a highly rewarding experience and if you would like to have a go at any of the roles, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org