Penrith Parkrun Report January 11th 2020

The challenging conditions this morning did not dampen the spirits of the 304 runners, joggers and walkers, including 35 first timers, who completed the 300th parkrun here at Frenchfields. The rain wasn’t as heavy as expected but the gusty wind made some sections of the course difficult to move forward on! Four first timers are members of the Wizz Lees Fitness Tribe who promote parkrun as part of their fitness regime. They find Penrith ‘super friendly’ and hope the supportive atmosphere with encourage members to return again and again.

First home was Jonathon Cox, Eden Runners 17.00 followed by Mark Lamb, Keswick AC 17.12 and Harry Lancaster, Lancaster University RAC 18.57. The first woman home was Nicky Robinson Eden Runners 21.50 followed by fellow Eden Runners Karen Bridge 22.04 and Susanne Enhard 22.04. Eden Runners were out in force for their first parkrun championship race of the year but PB’s may be few and far between.

Special thanks go to the 21 volunteers and marshals who made todays parkrun possible. It was really chilly standing in the wind and rain. As always hot drinks and a delicious selection of traybakes and cakes awaited us along with the chance to warm up and chat with friends. Parkrun is entirely organised by volunteers and if you would like to help email penrith@parkrun.com

We finish with some very sad news, Lance Saxby event director for Keswick parkrun passed away this week. Lance’s wife sent a message to say keep on running and we did this today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

First timer Annmarie Taylor supported by Oliver who is becoming a parkrun regular.

Annmarie Taylor

Whiz Lees Fitness Tribe

Whiz Lees Fitness Tribe