It was a lovely sunny morning for Potternewton’s 107th parkrun where 76 people gathered to run/walk/push buggies/power walk around the stunning park surrounded by beautiful trees, 14 of the runners were brand new to the course.
The atmosphere was buzzing, in large part due to the spirit and enthusiasm of the 18 volunteers who made the event possible. HUGE thanks to the following:
Rob CALVER, Maureen COFFEY, Barbara CUNLIFFE, Amber EDWARDS, Sharon EDWARDS, John ELDRED, Nicola HINCH, Nick KEEN, Bill MCCAFFREY, Colin MOORE, Rebecca NOBLE, Laura POWELL, Matt SEDGLEY, Elizabeth STEPHENSEN-PAYNE, Philip STEPHENSEN-PAYNE, Cheryl STOPFORD, Christine TURNER, Chris WATSON
The event began with a quick briefing from the Run Director who ran through the rules and hazards of parkrun and thanked the volunteers. Volunteering at parkrun is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded parkrun fanatics in the local community and a great way to make you feel good about yourself because you always get a huge clap! If that isn’t enough of an incentive, you can also gain volunteering milestones to add to your Parkrun profile and build up your t-shirt collection. There are so many different roles you can perform so you can choose one you think you’d most enjoy and send an email across to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. If you’re shy about that kind of thing, try bringing a friend along with you to help out too to make the experience even better.
We also celebrated the achievements of those committed runners who have now joined the milestone club. HUGE congratulations to the following:
Peter RICHARDSON - 25 parkruns
We hope you reach your next milestone soon!
Huge shoutouts should also be given to the following parkrunners who completed their first EVER parkrun today here at Potternewton. We hope you’ll all continue to come back to run with us and gain many PBs.
Following the briefing, we began jaunting through the park. The first finisher, was Andy TURNER who ran the course in just 17 minutes 48 seconds, setting himself a new PB in the process. In addition to this, we saw a total of 14 new PBs during today’s run. Round of applause for the following runners who worked extremely hard to beat their times and set a new personal best:
Andy TURNER, Daniel BILLINGSLEY, Chris DIETZ, Michael HAYES, David LANCASTER, Paul KEYSE, James COOK, Rebecca CAMPBELL, Matt REES, Anna JONES, Eleanor SLATER, Jessica PREW, Vikki SKIPPER, Alexander TAYLOR
After 2 3/4 laps Potternewton Parkrun #107 was brought to a close by the fantastic Tail Walker, Christine TURNER crossing the finish line.
Thanks to everyone who came to take part!