On a cold dreary morning the promised sunshine came in liquid form. Still, with the cafe and toilets closed due to a major water main failure, the runners did get a shower.
We had 12 first timers trying Rushmere today with tourists from Northampton, Huntingdon and deepest Essex.
Due to a fence collapse on the northern end of the park a short marshalled detour was added through a muddier part of the wood. The start line was moved forward to compensate.
This detour did not stop 7 runners getting a PB. Well done to them.
First lady home was Lindsay O'Kane in 24:39 and first gent was Scott Barker in 20:05.
Congratulations to Kevin Mellor and his daughter Nicola for completing their 50th parkrun today. We hope the weather did not spoil the moment.
Thank you to my many volunteers who gave up their run to help today.
I hope to see lots of you at future parkruns and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.