Summer Saturday mornings on the common. Freshly cut grass. Wild flowers. High viz vests. Smiles. Jelly babies. Dogs on short leads, children at arms length. Adrenaline and endorphins.
All you need to be a part of this atmosphere is to get out of bed, put on some trainers and print off a bar code.
It was another great start to the weekend for the 174 runners and the 26 volunteers who make the magic happen at Marlborough Common's 31st parkrun.
This morning was windless and a pleasant 9 degrees, helpfully taking the edge off the energy sapping freshly cut grass. Each week there are new conditions to navigate on the common, and this week 49 runners navigated them perfectly to achieve new pb's!
With 31 parkruns under our belt, the team of volunteers have stacked up a bit of experience now in setting up the course and ensuring the event runs smoothly. And as a result, having volunteered more than 25 times, several volunteers this week recieved parkrun's official purple t shirt! You can get your hands on one of these beauties too if you fancy a bit of marshalling, car park directing, timing - or even writing the run report every so often!