Sorry but this Saturday's Mulbarton parkrun is cancelled due to the condition of the course after recent rain and flooding. Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook for updates on future events.
A great turn out of 83 runners today for our return to the winter course. Despite a slight change to the position of the finish tunnel everything went well. Well done to Christine Barker for completing her 100th parkrun.
My thanks as always goes out to the team of volunteers, Paul and Graham on timekeeping, Heather on tokens, Alex on scanner and Vicky as tail walker. Apologises Graham for the defective stopwatch, but a quick change to the phone app overcome this problem and ensured we had a backup timer should any more problems occur. Your help is much appreciated by everyone. As usual the roster is looking very empty, please consider giving volunteering a try, full training is given and its good fun!!!
Keep a look out on social media for updates, but it seems unlikely we will be back on the common as more rain is forecast this week.
See you next week
Please note that we will be moving onto the winter course with effect from this Saturday October 5th.
Head to Orchard Park behind the scout hut and be ready to count your five laps!
Hope to see you all there
Well done to all you parkrunners today. A blustery and warm event for you today! 123 of you ran the course with an impressive lot of results. A couple of people had never done a parkrun before, you were both very welcome. Hopefully the start of many good runs to come! 17 were first timers to Mulbarton. Hope you enjoyed the lovely common (my preference is when it has flowers all over it!) 17 must have enjoyed the conditions as they gained a new PB!.
Obviously, our thanks go to our wonderful volunteers. We had an embarassment of riches with 3 barcode scanners and 3 timekeepers, all very much appreciated.
As always it was a pleasure to volunteer. Many people were making passing comments about their positive experience of their run/jog/walk today. I do recommend you looking at the future roster to help out - I definitely enjoy it.
See you all soon!
Barry (This week's run director)
Good work to the one hundred and ten of you who completed Mulbarton parkrun this morning and I can only describe the conditions as glorious. I would like to thank this weeks team of volunteers who did exceptionally well. you were incredible considering it was the first time many of you had done that particular role.
We had Jacob and Andrew as our pacers for 25 and 30 minutes respectively and a number of people told me that they achieved a PB because of them so I'm always pleased when that happens. Bethany and Jayne were keeping an eye on the times, Alex was giving out tokens, Chris was scanning you in and Ed was making sure everyone got round. You all did a fantastic job. If anyone is thinking about volunteering for the first time, but think it may be a bit daunting, it really isn't and if any of you think you could do a little more, do think about joining the core team as a run director, the more the merrier.
There were 20 new PBs today which is brilliant and we had 12 first timers, and 5 of those chose Mulbarton for their first ever parkrun. Hopefully this will be the first of many.
Finally there was a grey top and a water bottle left on the bench, so we have those put aside for next week if anyone needs to claim them.
Hopefully see you all again soon
Steve (this week's run director)