Good work to each and everyone of the 96 runners out on the slightly damp common this morning, and the 11 Volunteers who were all amazing today.
We had 6 official first timers to parkrun as a whole (I say official as I know someone forgot to bring a bar code so it was at least 7 really) one of whom was Diana Smith who graduated from her couch to 5k program and completed the course for the first time today. 20 of you were first timers to Mulbarton. That is a fantastic number, it's always good to welcome visitors and best of luck to Stuart Barton who will be completing his 100th different tourist event next week, glad we made 99 on your list.
12 of you managed to get PBs which was an excellent effort as the ground could have been hard going in places. And congratulations to Naomi and Kevin Stockwell on hitting their 50 milestones today.
Today marks 50 years since the Human race went to the moon and while that was one small step for a man, as Neil Armstrong meant to say, it was a giant leap for mankind. Well 50 years later we have the remarkable Freddie Hanna who at 4 years old completed our parkrun course for the first time. I do not know of anyone younger to have done it (feel free to correct me if you know better) so I feel proud that we are still pushing ourselves to achieve difficult goals.
Speaking of Pride, next week is the Norwich Pride festival so please feel free to wear the most vibrant colours you have in solidarity of that.
To those of us doing the 10k run tomorrow, all the best. Say hello if you see me running, call for medical assistance if you see me collapsed in a heap. otherwise enjoy.
See you all soon
Steve (this week's Run Director)