The date 16th June 2018
The time 09:00.
The event " Park Run "
Yes Sports fans I'm back for your weekly Run Report.
Leading up to the Saturday fix of running our group of volunteers had agreed their roles so that the run could go ahead. The run director gathered the troops and the pre race briefing was administered . I saw that the sprint funnel conned section wasn't yet set up so I offered my services there and then to place them out correctly. I had a sneaky look around and couldn't see Trevor so I thought " I can get away with it as Trevor the master funneller hadn't arrived yet" However so wrong was I. Having placed two cones on the floor I sensed a presence behind me and it was bl**dy Trev, watching me like a hawk advising me where to precisely put the cones . He's such a gentleman how can you not carry out his requests.
Having looked at the roster I was aware that there was no run report writer so I asked the Run Director if I could do that to which she duly obliged. Result.
Remember " Your local Park Run needs you " This is still a free event, run by volunteers giving up their time and effort for your enjoyment. If you would like to help then please see the Mansfield Woodhouse Park Run website and look at the forth coming weeks.
Remember if you volunteer 25 times you get the chance to order a Park Run purple T shirt free of charge, well a little postage. Well I am pleased to say having received an email from Park Run that I have joined the 25 Club and will be placed on the list to get my bright purple t shirt.
As the park started to come alive with the hustle and bustle of walkers, dog walkers and cyclist the runners took over. In total an impressive 82 decided to flock on Mansfield.
There must have been a good party the night before as the park was littered with rubbish and on the final stretch before the bridge there was a lot of broken bottles which was reported to the run director and Chalky was kind enough to clear the majority of the glass away.
The run director gave her speech which was short and sweet, as runners were eager to get going. Please remember it is important to listen to the briefing it is there for your safety and that of others in the park as we do share it.
There was a plethora of visitors today, however if you were visiting Mansfield then thank you for coming to out Park Run. We hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.
Three, two, one Trevor shouted GO, and we were off on three laps of the Manor complex.
Leading local lad Paul WRIGHT at PB 17:01 was on a drive to dip under and get in 16 figures today , however Paul did sustain an injury on the run. People are reminded it is not a race however people do set their own personal ambitions and achievements. If you are running with headphones please use only one ear headphone. If you see other faster runners please just move to a side of the path they will then overtake you at the safest place and acknowledge accordingly. We wish you a speedy recovery.
So today we had 13 PB's and 9 First Timers.
PB's on this mornings run were, Stuart Whysall , Bill Netcher, Lauren Bakunowizz, Kerry Pearce, Paul Rodgers, Adrian Walter, Thomas Henry Bacon, Riley Mathews , Isabelle Mathews, Emily Mitchinson, Alex Nicol , Jane Berney and Steve smith Perkins. Well done. Also I noticed a few family affairs here today. Competition next week then the Mathews.
First timers were Richard Harland, Peter Brash, Caroline Brash, Kobi Prince, Linda Meyick , Sue West, Will Burchell and Marianne Burchell finally Glen Bradbury. Also a few family first timers today , welcome and hope to see you soon.
Remember if you want to improve your fitness and speed running there is a Pootle group set up locally, they run Tuesday's and Thursday's meeting at the Manor . It costs £2 per session with qualified coaches. Why not come and give it a go. If you run with this group you can order running kit which is all orange , so when you are out and about and see a fellow Pootler you can give them a wave.
Well I hope you enjoyed the run this morning and have enjoyed the run report.
I certainly enjoyed getting up at 8am having got in from work at 5:30 to run with a great bunch of people with the same goals in life. Have a safe and enjoyable week I hope to see you all next week bright and early weather permitting.
Just remember folks in seven weeks time Mansfield park run will be celebrating their 300th park run so let's have some ideas on what we should do to celebrate. Perhaps a picnic breakfast after the run. I'm open to ideas. It would be great to show Rachael our appreciation in setting up this wonderful park run.