One more week!
Well no times recorded for me for this Saturday, as I was Run Director at our test event at the Prom.
A small gathering of volunteers and runners attended the prom in preparation for next week.
As we now have a new start and finish we had to make sure that we could get everything set up in time, although we were unsure to start off with, we did manage to in the end.
It was actually quite stressful, we had people protesting about us and blockages en-route, but I am so pleased that we will all back again next week for our first parkrun proper in 72 weeks! Yes it really has been that long!
We have a new start and finish, part of the course is new as well, there's a new double finish funnel with two people handing out tokens (which some of us ran up seven times, just to test it out!) and a slightly different way of dealing with the scanning of finish tokens. There will be no stopwatches or barcode scanners, instead we will be embracing technology and we will be using apps on our phones. Apart from all that the rest of the course remains the same.
Please bear with us as it will take all of us a while to get used to the new way of doing things, for now at least.
A few tweaks to be made here and there ready for next Saturday, when I will be your Run Director proper, but it's great to be able to finally say
"See you all again Saturday!"
Here are your comments & photos on this week's virtual parkrun....
and a couple more pictures from NEAL BEAUMONT
...and here are the results.
Hope to see you all at the ACTUAL park next week