Shepton Mallet parkrun report #140

08/02/2020

This week’s event was brought to you by the number 22, that’s how many fantastic volunteers donned the high viz jackets and enabled parkrun to happen. Thank you to each and every one of you, but a special mention for Marilyn and Sandra who are our regular Joan the Cone marshals. This week marked their 80th volunteer milestone. Personally, their greeting and encouragement is always very welcome after the long trek up the cycle path. Congratulations both and THANK YOU MARSHAL!!
230 parkrunners completed our course this week, 27 of you were first timers; we hope you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. 47 people achieved personal best times which is amazing. We often forget to mention our PB bell in the briefing (as I did this week). It is on the side of the purple equipment bin, please feel free to give it a ring when you have achieved that new best time (or think you have). Amongst the finishers was Sarah Brown, completing her 50th parkrun. Congratulations, red t-shirt incoming!!
As I am typing there is another weather warning issued for Saturday with Storm Dennis forecast to bring high winds. With the number of trees on our course we will need to monitor the situation closely so please keep your eye on our Facebook page for any notifications.
Don’t forget the council are running a free defibrillator (use) course on March 6th at 10.00.
Finally at Shepton Mallet, we pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch of runners and marshals; parkrun is committed to inclusivity and a culture that is warm, welcoming and fun. Please be friendly, supportive and encouraging to all, thank you.

Hat of the week – Blue and white bobble hat.
Song of the week – 80 by Green Day