A very warm welcome back to Sloughbottom parkrun! Well, not too warm fortunately. The weather conditions were just right for a parkrun.
97 people ran, jogged and walked their way round Sloughbottom park, which was a very comfortable number for the team of 17 volunteers, who are all getting back into the swing of things, learning how to use the Virtual Volunteer app for scanning and timekeeping and just generally remembering how it all works on the day.
For the time being, we are using our alternative course, which is 3 laps of the park, rather than going out onto Marriott's Way. This is for Covid safety, to avoid overcrowding on the narrow path, and it worked well, giving plenty of room to spread out.
Well done to Ian Morland, Jed Morland, Katharine Morland, Isla Morland, Louise Latham, Donna Bye, Claire Youngs, Toby Drews, Maurice Drews and Tomoka Takemoto, who all completed their first ever parkrun with us today.
Congratulations to Tara Baxter, Jensen Cole, Mandy Hathaway, Jessica Smith, Robby West and Jackie Webster, who all achieved a new PB.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made today's run happen, and a special mention for Jamie Smith, who volunteered for the 25th time today, earning the prized purple t-shirt! We are quite short of volunteers over the coming weeks, so if you'd like to come and join the team on a Saturday morning, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - you don't need any experience, we'll show you the ropes, and it's great fun to do!