A number of runners could be seen resolutely staying in their cars glued to their phones before parkrun this morning. They arrived able to tell us that Eliud Kipchoge had broken the 2 hour marathon - 26.2miles in 1 hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds!
We met our own personal challenges, as well as the communal challenge of mud - lots of it. But hey! It's Plean parkrun - it wouldn't be the same without mud!
It was a beautiful morning and the park really was looking it's best - several folk commented as they came up to scanners what a fantastic run they had - the best way to start the day.
This week 45 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
We had visitors from various parts of Scotland, but also from Zillmere parkrun in Brisbane, Queensland - if anyone wants to try the parkrun ABC, that's your 'Z'.
And on the subject of mad parkrun tourism challenges, our Australian visitor told me of the Pirate challenge. 7 park runs starting with the letter 'C', followed by one starting with the letter 'R', all in pirate costume. Anyone worked it out?
Sailing the seven 'C's. And what do pirates say? "RRRRR". Which would imply running the 'R' several times!
Today's event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Jackie STEWART • Ellison MACKINNON • Alexa TWEDDLE • William SILCOCK • Mark GEAN-HUGHES • Louise SMITH • Eva Charlotte SILCOCK • David FAUNCE SMITH • Samuel WEIR • Isabel LAWTON • Andy BYTHEWAY • Jean WESLEY • Amanda PIKE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Plean parkrun Results Page.