Saturday 7th March saw 286 you come together run, wear purple and generally have a good time to celebrate International Women’s Day (which is actually 8th March but what’s one day between friends)
We were delighted to have lots of little people join us, some running their very first ‘big’ parkrun. The weather was, for a change dry and sunny and whilst no one could say it was hot at least we weren’t being blown down the Marriotts Way for a change!
International Women’s Day (IWD) gave us an excuse for a new flag and our very own selfie board, which some of you made excellent use of. IWD can be traced back to 1909 and whilst parkrun hasn’t been around quite that long it certainly feels like a good way to celebrate on a Saturday morning.
We are very lucky at Sloughbottom parkrun to have (usually) plenty of volunteers and this week was no exception with again some of our younger participants getting involved; huge thanks to Sapphira and Salina who normally run the course with their Mum this week they were on hi-Fiving marshal duties and I’m sure you will agree they made a great job of it.
Talking of marshals we are on the hunt for a few more for this coming week, 14th March and possibly another barcode scanner (we can always gran a runner coming in to barcode scan if this works for anyone) if you would like to volunteer please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a shout on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Sloughbottom parkrun soon.
This week 286 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:
Paul WOODYATT • Frank VICKERS • Gary CHEESMAN • Julie WINNER • Jonathan Mark WELCH • Tessa KILLINGBECK • Ben KENDALL • Hugh WOOLFENDEN • David GOODWIN • Toby NELSON • Karl PEEBLES • Sonia WALKER • Jamie SMITH • Amy WINTER • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ELLIS • Margaret SHARPE • Aston MARTIN • Vicky AMIES • Katie FENN • Bobby WELCH • Anna KETT • Salina JONES • Emma WARD • Kayleigh COULSON • Jenny GURTON • Sapphira JONES • Ameera JONES • Jenni AMIS • Jonathan BRUNDRIT • Wilf HAZELL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sloughbottom parkrun Results Page.