parkrun #252 took place on a mild but blustery day in a very soggy Welland park, a week after Storm Dennis, and two weeks after Storm Ciara with storm Ellen threatening to appear any time soon.
As parkrun is all about community it is fitting that we take a moment to remember those whose lives have been affected, and in too many cases lives taken, by these storms with huge disruption to livelihoods and loss of precious belongings.
The weather gods have, however, looked kindly upon our recent Market Harborough parkruns and the Naseby 1645 event that took place on Sunday last week. For this event a large number of our parkrun community decamped 6 miles SSW to Naseby in order to complete the hilly 16.45 mile course in less than clement weather conditions. How many of us are still limping today I wonder?
Today’s parkrun, still minus the river section, saw 391 hardy runners turn out and we celebrate any who joined us for the first time this week. Well done to you and we hope that you have got the parkrun bug, despite the weather.
We also celebrate those who have made parkrun part of their weekly routines with at least 2 parkrunners celebrating milestone runs of 25 and 50.
As always, our thanks go out to the volunteers who make these events possible and a worthy mention must go to Rob Chapman for this, his second time, as the Run Director. Well done Rob and well done everyone who helps out in whatever shape or form, it is you that creates this parkrun community that keeps me, and hundreds of others, coming back every week.
Happy parkrunning all!