Event number 527
1st January 2022
A tourist’s perspective: I’ll be back!
January 1st: a fantastic time to reflect on the previous year, set new goals or continue to make progress with established targets. The parkrun community is a perfect place to turn to in order to facilitate your health and wellbeing goals for 2022. Walking, jogging, seeing friendly faces, achieving personal bests, getting out of bed early on a Saturday and being productive before 10:30am, volunteering to help the community…. Whatever motivates you to move, parkrun can help.
This was clear when 295 runners joined the volunteering High Vis Heroes on this fine Saturday morning, which also happened to be New Year’s Day! I visited Norwich parkrun as a tourist today and I was massively impressed with the set up and the enthusiasm of all those in attendance.
At 9am, I set off with 294 other parkrunnners for the first timed 5k of the year. It was awesome to see people moving in a variety of different ways. From speedy runners looking to place in the top 10 and people chasing their own PBs to people with children at arm’s length and people with push chairs. As a Primary School PE Teacher, it always puts a smile on my face when I see people from all backgrounds enjoying the weekly event.
We were all cheered on by the amazing volunteers who were placed along the course who kept our spirits high and kept us moving one foot in front of the other.
The course is incredible! Flat and fast and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting. I will definitely be back and I can see why your venue is so popular! Thank you to all the volunteers for your help, you make these events possible!
I wish the entire parkrun community good health for 2022 and hope it is filled full of milestones, Personal Bests and many new people taking up volunteering (It’s very rewarding!) Happy New Year everyone!
This week 295 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.