This week 463 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
First of all, thank you to our wonderful volunteers:
Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Jill TAUNT • Simon TRIMBEE • Jo WATKINSON • Joanna EVANS • Helen SMITHSON • Rob WITHALL • Sam MORRIS • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Frances CALVER • Guy ANSTISS • Jessica HOWARTH • Caroline SCARLETT • Philip HAY • Sarah HALLAM • Cameron FRASER • Su TYSOE • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Michael FUNNELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Jane MOORE-TAYLOR • Amy SCARLETT Today we welcomed overseas tourists from South Africa and Denmark. We also now have our very own selfie photo frame seen here modelled by our South African guests and the Howarth family:
The following did their 10th parkrun: Amber STUBBINGS, Mark BARTLETT, Deborah HOPKINS, Claire POLLARD, Martin DONNELLY, Catherine AHMAD, Leonardo BORRILL, James LATHAM and Mark TUTIN. Unfortunately, only those under 17 quality for a T-shirt – the rest of you will have to wait until 50 runs. We had 3 people reach the 50 milestone: Sue CARVELL. Isabel MONTESDEOCA and Ruth HOLROYD. Don’t forget to order your T-shirts!
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering
A couple of our volunteers will be finishing soon, and we will be in a position to take on a couple of new Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. Unfortunately, we have to restrict the number of U18 volunteers that we have so we can’t take on everyone who applies. If you are interested in doing your volunteering with us please send an email to Rickmansworth@parkrun.com and tell us why you would like to volunteer with us. We’ll send you a questionnaire to complete. If you are accepted as one of our DofE volunteers we will put a schedule together for you giving you a cross section of our volunteer roles to cover. Don’t worry – we will give you full training. Parents – please get your son’s and daughters to make the applications to us themselves.
Children Running Alone
Sadly, we have to report that once again an Under 11 was found running alone without a parent or guardian. parkrun’s rules are very strict on this. U11’s must at all times be within arm’s reach of an adult guardian. If you allow your child, or the child you are responsible for, to run unchaperoned you run the risk of having your results removed. I had several runners last week report to me about a young girl who was running alone. This also affects other runners as they stop to try and help the unaccompanied child.
Thank you for reading. If you have got this far and would like to volunteer please send an email with your barcode number to email@example.com and tell us when you’d like to volunteer and if there is a particular role you would like to do.
Thank you for coming to Rickmansworth parkrun
Lesley Keddy – A208223