Best way to start Christmas.......... ?
I know let’s go and do Rushcliffe’s first Christmas parkrun, so let the fun begin......
Turn over and go back to sleep? Go back to bed with a cup of tea? No, the real heroes of Christmas (and every other Saturday in the year at 9 o clock) are the ones who get up, get dressed, get going to the Park of their choice, as volunteers to enable parkruns to happen. Make sure we always say thank you to the volunteers, we could not run without them.In rain, shine, wind, frost, snow and even hail. All weathers!
(Thank you Ross Crombie)
We had 6 milestones as well
Mark Pollard, Robert Smith and Jacqui Measures were doing their 100th parkrun. Daniel Williams and Claire Wren were doing their 50th parkrun.
Mike Hird, who was tailwalking, it was 50th volunteer stint.
So on a great Christmas Day I was ready too early, and forgot I had the equipment in Jo’s car. We arrived really early and then waited for my army of #highvizheroes to turn up. We had a wonderful turn out of volunteers and runners, walkers and joggers.
A few statistics on event #414
1st parkrun on Christmas Day, I’m available next Christmas if required?
319 runners, walkers and joggers turned up and some had Christmas jumpers and outfits on, but more importantly all looked like they had lots of fun. (See photos above. Photo credits to Mike Sosin (top), Sarah Naylor (above left) and Heather Duffy (above right)).
1 run director
And an army of 20 #highvizheroes or volunteers
Marc THOMAS , Amelia HIRD • Andrea LYONS-LEWIS • Christine CLIFTON • Darren WILLIAMS • David RICKARDS • Emma WOODFORD • Jennifer AITCHISON • Jenny MARSHALL • Jo THOMAS • John OLDFIELD • Jon-Philip SEYMOUR • Kirsty PARNABY • Linda Joyce EVANS • Mike HIRD • Paul THOMAS • Sam RISING • Susan ANKERS • Susan HARTSHORN • Victoria ELSTON • Xander MORAR
34 first timer to our parkrun. 28 Pb’s
We hope you all had a wonderful experience on Christmas Day, and we hope to see you all again for the first parkrun of the new year (9am start on New Year’s Day).