Dry & cool weather greeted the 220 runners and walkers who took part in today’s parkrun at Rutland Water. We had 37 people who visited us for the first time and an equal number of people who recorded personal PB’s for the course.
Visitors came from across the UK with representatives from Peckham, Ruislip, Stevenage, Ponteland, and Louth amongst others. We were also the location of choice for Craig Young’s 100 parkrun, well done Craig, I hope you enjoyed our lovely course.
Thanks to all the volunteers today who made the event possible you are all wonderful. Speaking of volunteers we’re a little short of marshall’s in particular for the next few weeks so if you can spare the time please sign up via the event email address email@example.com
Finally a note of caution, we had 3 incidents at today’s event, 2 people who fell over but who fortunately only suffered light grazing and were able to finish and did not need further treatment. The other incident involved a man running with a child in a pushchair who approached a bend too quickly coming off the dam and managed to overturn the pushchair with child inside while somersaulting over it. Fortunately neither were hurt (a little shaken but not injured) and managed to finish the course. This does highlight the fact that for those running with pushchairs you need to be aware of the cornering capabilities of your pushchair and that at certain points in the course there are some uneven and mixed surfaces, so please be careful out there.