The British Summer is certainly living up to its reputation and the cries of "it's raining again" over the last week or so were replaced with the call of "it’s a beautiful day" and shouts of "the sun is shining", as 204 of you arrived in a cheery mood full of that born to run or jog or walking on sunshine feeling.
I am sure that across the board some like it hot while a few of you dared to think I wish it would rain again as the temperature quickly continued to rise up. I believe a few sneezy people cursed the green grass due to the amount of pollen in the air, which made runnin’ down a dream and achieving the distance a challenge. Thoughts of I will survive and I’m still standing made people believe that they could be harder, better, faster, stronger!
This week we had 27 first timers to Rosliston and 17 of you were simply the best and felt that nothing’s gonna stop us now and achieved a PB. I am sure you all went home for a celebration. Also, there were 18 different clubs represented at this weeks’ event and decided to lose yourself and run around the trails.
There were three milestones at this week’s event which caused a good feeling and congratulations go out to Felicity Towns for completing your 250th parkrun, and to Chris Ife and Lewis Cotton who both reached their 50th milestones.
Running back in first place was Jack Shorten of Burton AC in a time of 18.35 who was definitely born to run, second on the run went to James Farmer of South Derbyshire Roadrunners in a time of 18.44 and third in the band on the run went to Ben Sawbridge in 19.33. Our first run runaway lady was Jessica Head with a new PB time of 21.21, second and always on the run was Charlotte Foxall of Wrekin Road Runners in 23.33 and third believing we’ll run away was Angela Goodwin in 23.50 an excellent time for your first outing at Rosliston.
Again, this week we were on the Winter course and after passing the snails and running up that hill we were made to spin me right round before running free down towards the meadow. Here the long train runnin’ was stretched out and a few were running on empty and livin’ on a prayer with the thought of another lap of the course to come.
As always, we don’t stop believing and we came back through Bluebell Woods stronger and survived the bridge over troubled water for a second time. The home stretch was now in sight and all began to pump it up and began to run to you, the finish line, with a feeling of satisfaction.
A big thank you must go out to the 38 heroes of the Hi-Viz this week for making the event possible, parkrun would be nothing without you. Please remember that parkrun cannot take place without the volunteers so if you wish to help out you are more than welcome to the club at any time.
Our 38 Hi-Viz hero of the day were Paul McKay, Rob Leadbeater, Sarah Heath, Ruth Ford, Pete Hurdman, Daniel Ford, Lauren Ford, Jane Kent, Holly Price, Hannah Lee, Joanne Farmer, Owen Ford, Sue Wright, Joy Lacey, Stuart Reeves, Kate Page, Lewis Cotton, Gemma Rayson, Jessica Louise Mundin, Marian Askew, Reg Jones, David Walters, Julianne Walters, Sarah Walters, Micheal Walters, Deborah Crump, Freya Moore, Pippa Bates, Graham Lamb, Angela Daws, Molly Smith, Eloise Moore, Bethan Kwiatkowski, Roger Trueman, Jessica Rayson, Kelly Hanson, Fiona Kemp, Andrew Tyas.