Lydiard parkrun #495
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Close parkrun friends under the hidden sun
Conspiring how to take the course today
The grass bit maybe slowing down the run…
Well, how many others had the first line of Keats’ Ode to Autumn running through their heads today?
For the set up team, trundling shopping trolleys full of kit into the grey oblivion, there was an adventurous feel to the event field. We couldn’t actually see very far. Where would we end up?
We found ourselves just past the cricket pitch as usual, unloading stakes, tapes, tubs, buckets, flags and signs, setting off in different directions to put everything in place while the mist got thicker. And then the parkrunners began to arrive.
It’s always a heartening thing, setting up and watching parkrun come together. The colourful shirts looked wonderful in the autumn light.
Once underway, to me, the first circuit seemed longer than usual. It seems mist can change the perception of distance.
But as we ran, jogged, and walked, the sun won out. By the end of the run, we were all bathed in the sun, with runners resting on the grass, some groups looking as if they were having picnics. What a wonderful sight!
Today, 302 people ran, jogged and walked Lydiardparkrun today, of whom 35 were first timers. Pleasecome back soon. Another 40 people found conditions favourable, achieving new PBs today. Congratulations to them!
All this running, jogging, and walking, for First Timers and new PB-ers, was made possible by the good work of the following 33 volunteers.
Emma SPERRING • Simon LANSDOWNE • Mark PALMER • Alethia REID • Mark GRATLAND • Simon SPERRING • Steve ROSE • Julia Louise GLENCROSS • Ralf TUPPER • Anne GRIFFIN • John GALLAGHER • Phil GRIFFITHS • Joanne STILLMAN • Jane STEPHENS • Colin GUNNEY • Gary WHITEHEAD • Helen GOODE • Julian FARMER • Christopher BROOKER • Steve JACKMAN • Richard CURTIS • Kanny SOMAL • Mylo STEPHENS • Owain STILLMAN • Anne RAY • Marichu COOPER • Derek WHITTLE • Liz HAREN • Joshua PARKIN • Christine PARKIN • Grace SPERRING • Neve RICHARDS • Maggie KITCHERSIDE
In case you have not seen them already, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydiard parkrun Results Page.