Sun and wind

Run Report #129

Deciding on an appropriate outfit for running Seaton parkrun #129 was difficult. The sun was shining and the forecast good, but with Storm Hannah looming and parkruns across the south being cancelled left right and centre due to the forecast high winds how would Seaton fair?

As 172 of us gathered on the esplanade many were regretting our vests and short sleeves. What a contrast to last week!

This was my third Seaton parkrun as I’m a visitor from Ashton Court, Bristol. Ashton Court has 100m of elevation so I was looking forward to a nice flat run. I’d deliberately avoided telling the Bristol friends who accompanied me about running on pebbles, I left it as a surprise!

We congregated on the beach for the briefing. A big welcome to the 29 runners tackling Seaton parkrun for the first time including visitors from Stafford, Leamington and Scotland. Huge congratulations to Cc, a junior running her 50th parkrun, complete with special t shirt and giraffe puppet. What an awesome achievement!

The strong wind didn’t deter the nine parkrunners achieving a pb. I was really pleased to be amongst them.

Scott Civil was first finisher in 19:41, closely followed by first junior Finlay Downes in 19:53. First woman was Marie Droniou-Bordry, a first timer completing the course in a very impressive 22:15.

As visitors from another parkrun we were really impressed by the huge span of ages of those taking part, the friendliness of the runners and the delicious breakfast in Pebbles afterwards. We will be back!

Amanda Halford