Many thanks to father and son combo Dave and Lucas Park for submitting the run report for our event on 25th June 2022.
My name is Lucas Park and I am 8 years old. I love doing parkrun and this was my 31st parkrun at 24 different locations. My Dad and I love doing parkrun together and we were staying in Watford for the weekend as we were going to see Ed Sheeran at Wembley. We looked at the different parkruns in the area and Rickmansworth looked really scenic. We arrived at 8:45 and got to play in the play area before heading to the start for a warm up! It’s the first adult parkrun with a warm up I have been to.
338 runners, joggers and walkers made their way round the 2-lap course with lots of friendly volunteers and marshals out to make sure we got around safely. The scenery is so nice in the park. We saw loads of wildlife including lots of ducklings with their parents! The course is pretty flat and is a really nice route around the park and lake.
A whopping 44 people completed the course for their first time - including today’s first finisher Will Perkin who completed the run in a very impressive 16:29! It was Will’s first ever parkrun too which makes it even more impressive.
56 individuals also managed to get a new PB this week (including me) - well done!
Massive thank you to all of the amazing Hi-Viz heroes - all 21 of you who made this event possible.