Marlborough Common parkrun – Event 30 – 11 May 2019

Marlborough Common parkrun’s 30th event was a lovely morning, high on smiles and low on drama, which is exactly how your Run Director wants it!

143 people walked, jogged or ran their way around the route, now back in the usual direction after last week’s backwards shenanigans! 39 people were running here for the first time and 27 people somehow eked out personal bests! 11 people did their first EVER parkrun, so it was particularly lovely to welcome them.

This morning's excitement was due to visiting parkrunners from London, who got up at 4.30am to be here with us. They’re doing a challenge to run parkruns celebrating their 30th parkrun and today, they chose us! One of them, Rosemary, is the joint female world record holder for unique parkruns, with today being her 336th unique parkrun out of 445 in total! It was lovely to have her big smile with us today! Other visitors came from around the south of England.

It was good to see regulars and visitors alike tucking into good food in the Golf Club cafe - please do feel free to join us after parkrun every week. May I just (very politely) remind all runners to leave their shoes at the bottom of the stairs.

We will be back for parkrun next Saturday. A few of our regular volunteers are away next weekend, so if you’ve ever thought you might like to volunteer, your help would be particularly welcome next week! Email marlboroughcommon@parkrun.com if you can help.

See you all then.

Don’t forget we are cancelled for the 25th as the fun-fair is in town! That’s no fun!

James was busy again with his camera and his pictures from today can be found here.

Cat Ramsden

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