This weeks run report is unique, Maisie McMillan, the little Jack Russell seen ducking and diving through most of your legs then sat at the table near the cafe greeting you all as you go in and out hoping for some of your cake or sandwich or a pat. She is also the one that a lot of you try and beat or let out a sigh when yet again her little legs run past you. So here's my translation of her report.
Saturday was my 65th parkrun, it is now my favourite thing and each Saturday can't come quick enough. I am the proud mascot of Eye Community Runners (ECR) and love being part of such a wonderful team. ECR provided most of the 45 volunteers for this weeks run so a massive thank you to each and everyone of you for the wonderful job you did.
As for the run itself, Edgar SUMSKIS was the first male home in 15.08 in a new PB and a new course record, our very own Sam CULLEN was the first female home in 19.31 a new PB for her too, congratulations to both fantastic runners.
A total of 648 people took part, 75 people were first timers, a total of 101 new PBs and 46 different clubs took part.
Well done to junior runners Sidhartha SAH and Millie REIHILL for completing their 10th parkrun.
Congratulations to Neil STRENGE, Paul WILKS, Claire PALLETT, Angie MORTLOCK and Richard MORTLOCK in achieving their 50th parkrun.
A special shout out to ECR's Loz CARTY for completing his 100th parkrun in 30.15 carrying a 45lb backpack rumored to have contained dog food for me but I didn't see any of that.
Thanks to Caroline CARTY, Carl GOLDER and Simon LOVELL who earned their 25th volunteer t-shirt.
A special mention to Nigel CRONIN who was lead bike and then ran the course crossing the line at 40.07, just needed to jump in the lake to complete his triathlon.
Don't forget entries are still open for the Eye 10k road race and 3k fun run on Sunday 12th May, 2019. Enter online at eye10k.co.uk
Finally if you are reading this report please make yourself known to me next time you see me dragging Graham around the course or when I'm sat at my favourite table outside the cafe. I love to meet each one of you and love being part of such a wonderful running family