Maidenhead parkrun #264…or Number 3

With thanks to Derek Philip-Xu, here's the latest run report, with photos from Catherine Hutt and Alex Brooke (many more of which can be found on our Facebook page.

Last Saturday saw Maidenhead parkrun return to Braywick sports ground for the third time since the easing of restrictions, and what a morning it was. 273 runners, joggers, walkers, barkrunners and buggy runners braved the torrential rain to complete the 5K circuit around Braywick nature reserve. At least the run around the nature reserve was relatively sheltered by the trees although there were a few low hanging branches to contend with.

Mud, rain and low branches aside, it was great to see lots of people back at Maidenhead Parkrun. And clearly many of you have been putting in some practice as there were 50 personal bests. Nicely done! There were also 34 first timers to Maidenhead, 12 being completely new to Parkrun. That’s great to see and a warm if not slightly soggy welcome to you all.

Congratulations to Adam Bennett who was the first male runner to finish in a time of 18:47, and to Sophie Drysdale (one of the aforementioned first timers to Parkrun) who was first female runner to finish in 21:19. That was also Adam’s 200th Parkrun! Other milestones included Ben Thirakaluthy and Louise Sebire who completed their 50th Parkrun. Well done!

Finally, thank you as ever to all the volunteers who had to stand around in the rain while we ran around in the rain. Your cheering and encouragement certainly helped us on. Here’s hoping for some better (dare I say summer) weather next Saturday. See you next week.