Event 62 offered the first opportunity to run a parkrun on February 29th!! This will not be possible again for another 28 years, in 2048, so it really was a special day. For myself and my daughter it was even more special as we both completed our 50th parkruns!! We had arrived at the Racecourse at 7:45 to help with setting the course up in the wind and rain, but even this didn't dampen our spirits. The mention we got in the briefing was also special as it was given by RD Richard Hallsworth aka Daddy/Husband. Thank you to everyone who made our day one to remember, you were all so supportive and cheery We love our parkrun family!!
In total 95 people completed our course this week, merrily splashing through the water feature that had once again made a return. The cold, windy conditions were not ideal for running but despite this 14 people managed a PB, well done to you. We also welcomed 9 first timers to Market Rasen this week of which 5 completed their first ever parkrun!!
This week the top three finishing men were;
1. Andrew Reynolds 18:12
2. Mark Lee 18:22
3. Raymond Clayton 18:44
Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were;
1. Emma Bell 24:12
2. Donna Adlard 25:27
3. Jane Oxby 25:59
Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.
Incredibly there was also one new age category record set this week, very well done to Philip Marsland.
I think everyone who was there on Saturday would agree that the volunteers did an amazing job and deserved the biggest round of applause of the day. It was cold, it was wet and it was windy but they never stopped smiling and offering encouragement. Without such amazing people parkrun could not happen so if you haven't volunteered before then please consider giving it a go. Everyone will tell you its a lot of fun and you get to see parkrun from a very different point of view.
Next week, March 7th, sees parkrun helping to celebrate International Women's Day so if you know anyone who has been thinking of trying parkrun, and hasn't yet taken the plunge, then encourage them to come this week!! Whether it be to run, walk or volunteer we would love to see them.
Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.