No parkrun but still lots of running and plenty of familiar faces

Last Saturday morning Dudley (the doodle) and I enjoyed a gentle stroll around Pomphrey, checking in on Mr Hill and stopping to sample the delights of the hatch. Dudley was aiming for a PB in his own Pomphrey Hill barkrun but got distracted by the smell of sausages on the finishing straight. Better luck next time Dudley.

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What a fabulous way this was to start the weekend. We met many familiar faces (we now know where the Pomphrey Hill run director team hang out of a Saturday) making the most of the decent weather and notching up another (not) parkrun.  There were solo runners, group runners and first time runners. As I watched the smiles and the socially distanced elbow bumps, as runners old and new made it around Pomphrey, I was reminded that parkrun is about so much more than just the km travelled. Apart from the obvious physical and mental benefits there are also the well earned bragging rights that you have earned. As Gary Woodruff, the resident Pomphrey Hill photographer proudly highlighted.
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And whilst we cannot currently follow a traditional parkrun format it was great to see so many people still enjoy the benefits of Saturday morning run, walk or jog (up a little incline).

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Here's the link for the weeks (not)parkrun results. Congratulations to Nigel Jennings for achieving a second PB. What a fabulous effort. Well done to all for keeping those 5k runs going.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pomphreyhill/results/notparkrun/