Marlborough Common parkrun – Event 28 – 27 April 2019

It was rather a blustery day on the common this morning for our 28th event as First Timer Storm Hannah visited us from Ireland – thanks for coming Hannah! The strongest gust recorded today in Marlborough was 42MPH at 09:09, just after we had started, well timed Hannah. Did anyone else notice that no matter in which direction one ran, 42MPH of it was seemingly head on all the way around?

16 of you managed to somehow harness such groans of roaring wind and rain to achieve PBs, a Herculean effort on a day like today, congratulations. We also welcomed 20 first timers which is always lovely to see. In addition to the breezy Irish lady, we had visitors from Darlington and Harrogate.

Some notable milestones today were our own exuberant and animated Charlie Fry reaching 25 volunteer occasions (the much coveted purple T-Shirt will be on its way very soon, Charlie), plus Kevin Robinson and our own Will Sandison both notching up their 10th parkrun.

Thank you to all 105 people that braved Hannah to run, jog, or walk today. It is interesting to note that we have collectively chalked up a total of 20,555km since we started back in September, more than enough to reach any point in the world from Marlborough Common.

Please note that next week’s event is our first anti-clockwise course, just to keep us all on our toes (marshals and course setup volunteers mainly!). Please pay specific attention to the Run Director’s briefing next week for more details; it should be a lot of fun.

Have a great week

Pete Moody