First, and most importantly, thank you to all our lovely volunteers this week – you're all amazing and park run couldn’t run (excuse the pun) without you! This week, our lovely volunteers were: Tony Lister, Eurwyn Edwards, Iain Lettice, Gwion Davies, Emyr Jones, Jennifer M Charlton, Sharon Prichard, Hayley MacDonald-Jones, Joseph Charlton, Ffion Norris, Heather Jones, Megan MacDonald-Jones, Hefina Evans, Angie Laing, Clive Wycherly and Maija Giddings.
There were some special guests at Park Run this week: Nant Ffrancon Brownies came along to complete their sports badge! They’ve been working up to it all term and 14 girls ran, jogged, skipped, giggled and walked the course to get their badge. Out mascot Brownie teddy bear even came along, although his legs were a little too short to run, so the girls helped carry him. The fastest Brownie got a great time of 36 minutes, her personal best!
Along with the Brownies, there were 197 runners this week, 40 of whom were first timers – welcome to park run all of you. There were a whopping 25 personal bests this week! Keep it up folks, great job.
It was also a double celebration for Gregor and Finlay Perry, with Gregor celebrating his 50th parkrun and Finlay celebrating his 100th. Gregor also managed to get in the top twenty finishers for the first time with a PB of 23.05, what a way to celebrate!! Mum Shona marked the occassion with lots and lots of CAKE to share including an amazing multi-layer Salted Caramel Cake. Megan also brought a cake which matched her brand new purple volunteer top. Nom nom nom!! We hope there's more milestones soon!