It was a very mild morning for the last parkrun of 2018 with a fabulous turnout of 215 runners.
It was an extra special run for me this morning as I completed my 100th parkrun of which 97 have been done at Melton Mowbray. I also completed my 25th as a volunteer at parkrun, which meant that in the nick of time, I was able to achieve my New Years Resolution for 2018 to do both this year. Rachel Heggs also completed her 100th parkrun this morning and we celebrated with mugs of hot tea and coffee and feasted on pork pie and cake afterwards with parkrun friends.
Special mention to Sean Nichols and Rachel Ashmore who completes their 50th parkrun this morning and Rachel was also our Tailwalker.
There were 23 first timers and 23 PB’s this morning with a fabulous first position and PB of 19.08 for Kieran De’ath and also completing their 150th parkrun was Lesley McArdle with a PB of 22.34.
We also discovered, whilst eating cake, that we had a gentleman, by the name of Shaun Macken - sorry, who had completed his 50th tourist parkrun for his 50th birthday year. What a fabulous achievement - Congratulations.
All in all a great last run of 2018 that would not have been made possible without our 14 volunteers - Conrad GRAY • Calum WALKER • Paul JACOBS • Rachel ASHMORE • Helen BENZIE • Brian WALKLING • Nicola DRAGE • Rory MAPLETOFT • Flynn WALSH • Julie WALTON • David BROOK • Sharon MEE • Leah SCALLON • Ben SANDILANDS. Thank you.
All that remains is for me to wish you a very Happy New Year and don’t forget to join us if you can on New Years Day for a special nurkrap (parkrun in reverse) at 9am.
(written by Sharon Mee)