or, "Lashings of Ginger Beer"
Happy Birthday Panshanger parkrun!
Who can believe it?! Today was our 5th birthday! Hands up all those who were at the first Panshanger parkrun? Seems like only yesterday we were welcoming everyone to the first event.
Annoyingly the weather wasn't very kind to us this morning - we were greeted with a constant drizzle but we were not going to be down-hearted on our birthday. And it seems, neither were you. We encouraged everyone to have a hard think and come dressed in the theme of "5". We had some very thoughtful entries including "5 a day", "5 Guy's Named Mo(e)" (oddly all 5 were Mo Farah!), Maroon 5, and marshal Sam brought a big "High 5"! Our winners were The Famous Five.
Anyway, birthday or not, we can never do this without our splendid team of volunteers and today we had 26 of the best;
Chris ELAND • Lucy ILES • Sue FLETCHER • Rab HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Sophie GRANT • Michael SCUTT • Leah MANNING • Reuben DE VILLIERS • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Linda GOODWIN • Mattie LABIAK • Hannah WOOD • Annika LABIAK • Pamela HURD • Mark MORRIS • Robert ELLIOTT • Samantha PLUMMER • William LEE • Chris HAWS • James ASTBURY • Jerome LOPEZ • Joanne CHEETHAM • Ellen HAIR • Mike BROAD
Many congratulations to Sarah DURSTON who today competed her 50th parkrun.
I would like to mention that not only did Panshanger fellow RD Chris do the course setup but he also found it in his legs to be todays first finisher! Well done Chris!
This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. Since our first parkrun 9,279 participants have completed 74,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 372,350 km, including 13,204 new Personal Bests. A total of 844 individuals have volunteered 6,257 times.
Have a great week one and all and I hand you over to our wonderful Babs for next weeks parkrun.