Prospect parkrun #79 – The most wonderful parkruns of the year!

Run Report by Helen DICKENS

It was a damp morning for the 122 people who completed the 79th Prospect parkrun on the 28th December.

With so many people visiting friends and relatives in the area we had a very big group of people for the first timers briefing. We had a large contingent from Wales (including Sian the K9X dog), as well as visitors from Gloucester, Exeter and France.

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Our main briefing this morning was from Sunil our RD, who welcomed our visitors, thanked our volunteers and reminded everyone of the New Year parkruns.

The New Year parkruns give you once in the year opportunity to participate in 2 parkruns on the same day! Prospect parkrun will be at 10.30 on New Year’s Day which gives you the chance for a lie in or alternatively to double up with an earlier run. The nearest early runs to Prospect are Henley-on-Thames, Dinton Pastures and Bracknell which are all starting at 8.30 on the 1st January.

You can choose to participate in any two from below or check out many more at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/
Basingstoke 9 am
Bracknell 8:30 am
Dinton Pastures 8:30 am
Henley-on-Thames 8:30 am

California Country 10:30 am
Maidenhead 10:30 am
Prospect 10:30 am
Woodley 10:30 am
Newbury 10.30 am

Do check the website & social media for any weather affected changes

Conditions were muddy again this morning but 5 people still managed to record a personal best. Our visitors to the course took the top 3 finishes: Daniel from Wrexham, Marcus from Evesham and Anthony from Surbiton. Our first lady Victoria was also a visitor from Surbiton. Our most experienced parkrunner this week was Richard Stanhope with 349 parkruns to his name.

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Advance warning there is no Prospect parkrun on the 11th January so this would be a great week to tourist at one of our local parkruns or further afield.

Finally, thank you to our 21 high vis volunteers this morning and a special shout out to Megan who was helping me on tokens for her DofE volunteering. We look forward to seeing you over the new year!

This week 122 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers: Phill DEAN • Alastair MITCHELL-BAKER • Gary BRAMPTON • Malcolm BOOKER • Stu MCNEILL • Sunil FERNANDES • Helen DICKENS • Leanne OUGHTON • Sarah CHAMBERLAIN • Oliver LOTTER • A J JAIN • Elaine GUNSTONE • Tiggy GUNSTONE • Andrew PLIMSOLL • Robert MCGREGOR • Laura TAYLOR • John DICKENS • Claire RAYNER • Megan BURROWES • Claire SKEET • Ben WILSON