I'm sorry but this weeks run report will be a little photograph light. This was due to a technical problem; well technically the problem was Matt this weeks Run Director who forgot to take any snaps of the event. To compensate for this glaring error...next weeks run report will be done in the style of a photo story, akin to those found in the Agony Aunt pages of the newspapers.
So this week our Pines parkrun welcomed a pack of Canicross runners. I think there were 17 of them but, to be honest I lost count. Thank you for the heads up earlier in the week and your continued support.
For the second week running we welcomed over 155 runners. Along with our usual crowd we welcomed a bunch of tourists which included, the usual collection of parkrunners that run at other Nottinghamshire parkruns, also we had runners from the likes of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and beyond!
# fanfare please #
Congratulations to Jane Walker who shared her 50th parkrun with us this morning. And for good measure Jane also grabbed a PB too. Well done, and welcome to the club. We look forward to see you in the red shirt soon.
First male past the post is our current course record holder James Mee...another great run James. Our first female also shares the prize with our unofficial first dog award...Beverley Hancock, accompanied by Magic romped around the course in a personal best time. Beverley you were literately 'Powered by Magic'...yes we did clock the leggings.
Our of 155 runners, 44 ran with us for the first time. And 39 of you achieved a PB.
Talking of getting a personal best. We are wanting to arrange a Pacers week. This is when we get a bunch of runners that will complete the course in a pre-determined time. We would like your help. If you are a confident runner who can complete the course in 25 and 38 minutes. If you are happy to help haul some of our runners round in record time. Come and talk to us next week or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We are extremely proud of our ever increasing number of juniors that run with us each week. This week we had 18 juniors run and I'm sure some of them run under their own free will and not encouraged round by an eager parent! (speaking as an eager parent, I know it's not always easy to get an under 11 round)
To celebrate our juniors we are planning a junior parkrun take over. If you have an under 18 who wants to get involved with scanning, timekeeping or handing our those precious tokens. Or if, as a family you want to share the parkrun experience with your junior by marshalling the course. Come and talk to us or email us email@example.com
I think a way of measuring whether a parkrun is successful is how busy the café is after the event. And it was great to see the café busy again. All of the volunteers look forward to hot drink and slice of something sweet after a couple of hours in the cold. Come and talk to team, we love hearing about your run, we especially love hearing how much you love the course although, if you do have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve our event, come and tell us.
The last thing to do is to thank our excellent bunch of volunteers. We really can't do the parkrun without you. But consider this:
· Yes, you have to get up a little but earlier.
· Yes, no one looks good in high-viz.
· Yes, it can be a bit nerve racking doing anything for the first time...
· But...We're a friendly bunch, and
· Yes! Free car parking.
· Yes! You get to encourage and cheer people round
· Yes! Volunteer 25 times you earn a purple parkrun tee; and
· Yes! If you volunteer as a tail-runner you earn a volunteer credit and your run will count toward your next club tee.
How do you sign up? Come and talk to us next week, there's always a clip board lying about at the finish or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Saturday...