This week 437 people ran, jogged and walked Peterborough parkrun, of whom 37 were first timers and 46 recorded Personal Bests.
Of the PB’s achieved, special mention must go to Isaac Fell for his PB of 21.45. Isaac has had a difficult few years and his PB this week beats his 2015 pre diagnosis PB by 17 seconds. Incredible, Well Done Isaac. Dad Si was first over the line on Saturday himself with a time of 16:38, Mum Liz was second lady over the line in 22.15 and Brother Noah did 24:43. Speed obviously runs in the family!
This week all of our participants were supported and encouraged by 38 Volunteers from Bushfield Joggers Running Club. I’ve been a member of this club for the last 6 years now, ever since I started running, and I can honestly say that they are some of the best people ever. If you have ever considered joining a running club, I could not recommend it enough. I have made the best of friends over the years, and with the spring marathon season fast approaching I know I will have this friendly bunch of people to run those long miles with. Other clubs are of course available, and we are lucky in Peterborough to have a great selection.
Bushfield Joggers meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 at Bushfield Leisure Centre, we also attend the coached GPAN Track meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month, and we organise longer runs most weekends. If you would like more information please see our website for details https://www.bushfieldjoggers.co.uk/
I know that I say this a lot, but Peterborough parkrun could not happen every week without the support of the volunteers and every week recently (unless there is a club takeover) we struggle with numbers, some weeks its touch and go as to whether we will actually be able to go ahead. The Core Team find this incredibly stressful as you can imagine. If you can volunteer any week please let us know, we would love you to join us. Christmas and New Year parkruns are fast approaching and they can only go ahead if we have people to help us out on the day. You can see the future volunteer roster via our future roster page. To get in touch with us directly, just send an email to email@example.com or visit our Facebook Volunteers page.
Lastly, I would like to say a huge thanks to all of you for making the job of Run Director at Peterborough parkrun so enjoyable. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this fabulous event and that is simply down to the people I meet every week.