Event number 161 – winter gloriousness

Awesome day! Beautiful morning and great company, exactly what parkrun is all about!

As RD you get the luxury of having time as runners are finishing to just stand back and watch everything happen around you. As the timekeepers and token givers worked in perfect harmony, and the barcode scanners chatted with glowing, happy (tired!) participants it was one of the most inclusive scenes I'd seen all week. The parkrun community has a place for everyone. Young (one in a buggy), and young at heart, fit and those working towards getting as fit as they want to be, parents and kids, grandparent running and spectating, brothers and sisters supporting each other. People who have plucked up the courage to turn up alone for the first time, embraced stright into the family - we hope to see you next week! It's that feeling I try and channel as the alarm goes off earlier than on a school day, as it is always totally worth the effort!

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Michael SHARMAN • Kerry GARFITT • Peter SIMPSON • Anna MEAD • Fiona TOWELL • Matthew BROOKS • Steve HICKMAN • Fiona WEEKES • Kathy ATKINSON • Keith PHILLIPS • Len HOLLAND • Gabriel GODFREY • Samantha BOOTH • Rhys BOOTH • Laura STYRKA • Matt STYRKA • Lauren BOOTH • Sue COX • Colin JACKSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmere parkrun Results Page.