When Montrose parkrun first started we were blessed with Saturday after Saturday of decent weather. The first time it rained yours truly was Run Director and since then I have been unfortunate with the bulk of the few rainy days we have had falling on my week to RD. With 4 RD stints passing and not a drop of raining falling my lucky streak was bound to come to an end, and boy did it just!
Despite the heavy rain and brisk breeze, 137 hardy souls ran, walked and jogged their way around sodden course, of whom 21 brave individuals were first timers and 17 recorded new PBs which I find amazing considering the head wind on the way back!
The pacers had a tough job this week given the conditions. I had some very soggy and muddy vests to wash afterwards!
The event was made possible by 25 awesome volunteers:
Ruairidh CAMPBELL • Stuart GRAHAM • Bryony WALKER • Elaine BANKS • Tina FOWLER • Nicola MCANDREW • Jackie FLYNN • Doug WALKER • Michael ELLERY • Joyce HOLLOWAY • Iain MACPHERSON • Denis RICE • Sarah RODGER • Caroline KINGHORN • Jamie KINGHORN • Ethan HARRISON • Neave HARRISON • Hilary MURDOCH • Barrie MUNRO • Arthur GRANT • David MAY • Gary COYLE • Peter GREIG • Brian MANZI • Barry SMITH
Big thanks to these guys today. We still managed to have a good laugh despite being absolutely soaked!
Seems I am now well and truly stuck with the 'Rain Director' tag but it was still great fun and I was so pleased to see that it didn't put many of you off! We are surely made of hardy stuff in the Mighty Mo!