Well done the 144 of you out there today, running, jogging and walking Margate parkrun with loads of fabulous volunteers. We had lots of visitors, our fantastic regulars and also two (that we know of) joining the parkrun community for the first time! Well done Simon Rose and Toby Skinner, welcome to the parkrun family.
Loving seeing several milestones today with two of our regulars achieving their 50th. Congratulations Margaret Ovenden, pictured below.
Also, congratulations to Andy Malt on his 50th (we’ve had you on the list for a few weeks, but missed that today)!
Chris Harrison, from Great Lines parkrun, back for his 2nd parkrun with us and his 100th, captured in action below…
Andrew Yandell, also got his 100th and joined us with friends from Banstead Woods parkrun.
As is allowed (just a reminder for some of you, if worried!) Andrew chose not to wear a banner. He hopefully got a picture with our Margate sign and laminated numbers, to mark the occasion! (Just another reminder for those that may want to remain anonymous on the day but still mark the occasion – well till the news report comes out)!
Well done to the 6 of you that got PBs today. We hope you have that buzz and inner (or outer) smile that comes with it!
Great Lines (Medway) parkrun was closed today (due to an event there), so lovely to see so many join us. They were out in force with the Rebel Runners! Thought we should include both photos including our first “sit down” star jumps! (If you see previous reports/ FB posts, you’ll know star jumps are popular for our photo collection)!
Also thanks for taking the time to send the following message...
Hi team, We joined you this morning as part of the Rebel group. We had a great time and the volunteers were fantastic. See you again. Dan and Gary, Joint Event Directors, Great lines, Medway
Lovely to have two visitors celebrating birthdays with us, Amanda Link and Max Lehane, from Rebel Runners, with Max below.
Plus, our first male home was a visitor from Ealing Eagles running club, Firas Alhawat. Our first female home was Ellie Maggs (we are keeping an eye on you for the 200th amazing run banner)! To find results click on the link: Margate parkrun Results Page
Once again thank you to all the lovely high viz heroes. We had lots of you helping out today - and Gemma Hawkins kindly provided some photos too at the top of the grass from Brian’s bench – you can just spot Doreen volunteering in the background in a few. Jay BAILEY, Dennis Arthur BRANDRICK, Nigel CARTWRIGHT, Carole DAVENPORT, Susanne FRIBBANCE, Noreen GILHESPY, Gemma GIRDLER, Samuel GRAVELLE, John HALES, Anna HARRISON, Paul HARRISON, Gemma HAWKINS, Steven HAWKINS, Robin MARTIN, Doreen PARRY, Rob PUGH, Ted TEMPLE, Alison WILCOX, John WILCOX
Several of you we know are doing the Sandwich 10K on Sunday, so good luck!
We do hope you will sign up to volunteer – without volunteers there is no parkrun! To sign up, or find out more, please go to the parkrun website. Gaps in the roster are noted on herefuture roster page and you can email email@example.com put your name down, and/or seek advice!
After the parkrun do join us at Palm Bay Cafe, where it is more about the meeting up than the refreshments! (Please note it is outdoors only and there are no toilet facilities – you’d need to pop in the Walpole Bay Hotel to use theirs).
So it's a wave from me (thanks Gemma) and to note I'm having a news report break next week – anyone who wants to write something is more than welcome (just email in about it). Hopefully the Facebook page will be opened up for you to add photos - perhaps Robert Hume and Michelle Tuck at least for their 50th?! The banners will be there!
I will be visiting another parkrun community with hubby. So have a lovely time, we will see you on the 9th with friends visiting! Anna Harrison, (a.k.a Anna the banner)!