- Poolsbrook parkrun event 221
Today I did something that I have only done on a few previous occasions, and that was to walk at a parkrun rather than run, the fact that I was walking with my lovely wife Julie was a bonus. On the few of occasions that I have done this I have always really enjoyed it, especially the opportunity to actually have a chat without getting out of breath, and to really see everything around me clearly. I can certainly recommend it to give a different perspective on the event, I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Mark was the Run Director today supported by an excellent, capable team of pink hi-viz clad volunteers who cheered us around and ensured that the event ran smoothly. So, many thanks go out to today’s volunteer team: Alan BROWNE • Andy MORRIS • Angela BARNSTON • Carmen CLARK • Chris PATTISON • Clare MCSHANE • Crispin FISHER • Giles SEARBY • Gordon HARDING • Heather HILL • Jean BAKER • Kerry ANDERSON • Mark HAZLEHURST • Matt TAYLOR • Michael JOEL • Mike COLLEY • Nichola HEATHCOTE • Paul SMITH • Rachel BROOMHEAD • Richard POWELL • Roger KENCH • Shelley GYTE • Shelley TOMBLIN • Stephen DEE • Steve TURNER • Susan GOODWIN • Wendy WESTON • William STREET.
We all know how important volunteers are and how much we appreciate your efforts, so if you would like to help out at a future event please contact us by email at email@example.com or respond to any volunteer requests on our Facebook page. Also, occasionally we like to contact you when we are really short of volunteers or if we need to contact you for any other reason, for example if we have found a piece of lost property (it happens quite frequently !) so it would be helpful if you would sign up to receive volunteer emails. The easiest way to do this is to follow the link to edit and access your parkrun profile when you receive a results or volunteer email after each event.
One of our most well known volunteers, ‘Queen’ Jean Baker was presented with a specially modified parkrun Hi-Viz this morning by the Run Director. Jean is a stalwart at Poolsbrook parkrun having volunteered a massive 216 times at all parkruns including 154 times here at Poolsbrook and 58 times at Staveley junior parkrun. Thank you Jean, you are loved by us all.
One of our long-time veterans, Alan Browne celebrated a special birthday today whilst taking part in his 116th parkrun (70 at Poolsbrook). Alan was 75 years old today, and not only did he run, he also volunteered in one of the roles he has undertaken many times, ‘post event close down’ – meaning that he helped to clear away the kit at the end of the event. Alan has volunteered a total of 74 times, 68 of these at Poolsbrook parkrun. Happy birthday Alan from all of us.
Today we welcomed 12 first time parkrunners and we hope that we see you all again at Poolsbrook very soon. Welcome to Andrew KIRSOPP, Charlie LUDLAM, Ethan LINACRE, Harrison WEATHERALL, James STIRLING, Jonathan BAKER, Kerry BAKER, Laura DALEY, Megan HOLANDA, Neil MASON, Sally WHEATLEY, Sian TYSON.
Welcome also to all of the parkrun tourists who made their way to Poolsbrook today, we hope that you enjoyed our event and that you return to take part here again in the future.
Congratulations to everyone who achieved a PB (too many to mention).
We all love it when we get lots of milestones and we had a few today. Along with the release of a new range of parkrun milestone shirts we added a 25 runs milestone and also milestones for volunteering for all of the run milestones meaning that we have them now for J10, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 – lots of shirts for us to achieve. So, congratulations to the following earning their shirts today: Thomas MARRIOTT, Ruby ROBINSON, Michael EDWARDS – J10 runs Alice ROBERTS, Wilfred ALLEN – 25 runs Paul LOWRY – 50 runs Daniel RYAN, Steve TURNER, Sarah KENCH – 100 runs
There were no volunteer milestones this week but quite a few of our regulars who are close to achieving their next landmark.
Next week we will have Chris back at the helm and the volunteer roster is looking a bit empty, I’m sure that Chris would appreciate it if we could fill the roster nice and early – please contact us (details above). Then on 30th October we have a takeover by Clowne Road Runners one of our excellent local clubs – look out for lots of red shirts and a debut as RD by our own Matt Taylor, being ably assisted by Neil Yewman.
See you all soon,