Run Report by Mary WILSON
Photos : https://photos.app.goo.gl/WNsZ1qpNpZyeHuiw7
After the changes to the course for week one, with the second parkrun back we were able to return to our normal two lap course. We are very fortunate to have enough courses that enable festivals to take place in the park AND for us to parkrun.
As the funny weather continues through our British Summer, it was definitely a 'not sure if it will rain or shine' morning, but that didn’t deter 211 parkrunners from turning up and completing their morning 5km run, walk or crawl! Although, I don’t think we had any crawlers this week, not even me who was supported round by the lovely Edie and her dad, whilst mum was tail walking. For someone who wasn’t sure they wanted to do the 2nd lap (a feeling many of us are familiar with) at the risk of being beaten (we know it’s not a race…) by Mary, Edie embodied the parkrun spirit and raced to the flags, looked for daisies (sadly none probably due to the grass being chopped) and chatted to encourage us adults round the course and then finally sprinting for the line hand in hand with dad followed by a beaming smile to have completed her first parkrun. A brilliant achievement and one I’m really looking forward to being repeated. Thank you Edie and Andy
This week there were 71 first timers to Prospect, made up of some refugee parkrunners (we hope your local parkruns are able to get going again soon), some visiting the local area / family and friends and some having decided that now is the time to join parkrun – you weren’t wrong!! It was great to see you all and look forward to seeing you all back again.
A big shout out to all the volunteers who made the parkrun happen we are always grateful for your time and support as our all the parkrunners.
We are always looking for and in need of volunteers to help out. So if you are interested please visit our page https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prospect/futureroster/ where you will be able to see the different jobs you can get involved with and how to sign up for them.
Congratulations to all our Milestone runners today
This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Kingsley Roy STARLING • Phill DEAN • Andrea ELLIOTT • Mary WILSON • Jon WILLIS • Cathy MOORE • Nick TELEPNEFF • Sunil FERNANDES • Martin WILLS • Helen DICKENS • Leanne OUGHTON • Sarah CHAMBERLAIN • Victoria CAULTON • Ross CLARK • Tiggy GUNSTONE • Laura TAYLOR • Benjamin LANCASTER • Donald TOWNSIN • Natalie KARWAL • Ian SAVILL • Richard BUCKINGHAM • Barbara OXENHAM
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prospect parkrun Results Page.