A field of 41 runners and walkers assembled on the start line for the 42nd running of Snowden Field parkrun. The light drizzle that had been falling during the course set-up relented during the walk across a the long damp grass to the start line, but the mood on the start line seemed to match the sky - grey, a reflection that today was likely to prove to be the last parkrun for a week or two. Only time will tell.
Our participants made the most of it though, long grass or not with no fewer that 15 PBs being recorded. Well done if you are the owner of one of them.
We welcomed two runners to Snowden Field for their very first taste of parkrun, along with visitors from Lincoln, London and Hertfordshire.
First across the line today was one of our visitors, Philip NIND, in a very rapid 17:21 - the third fastest time ever recorded at Snowden Field. Second was another visitor Christopher HYDE, whilst our own Evie HEMMINGS and Lottie HEMMINGS came in third and fourth, both bagging PBs for their efforts.
Thank you to this weeks volunteer team, who were Colin APPS, Fran CARLIN, Richard CAVE, Anwen DAVIES, Peter HALL, Tony HARKER, Lance HEMMINGS, Christopher KING, Jenny KING, Owen L-P, Glyn MAYLEY, Joanne MCDONALD, Eric MURRAY, John OVENDEN, Ella SKIDMORE, Jamie WARD, Jessica WARD and John WOODHEAD.
We also unveiled our new volunteer board, to make it easy for you to see what roles are available for the coming weeks and to bag the one you want! You can of course still email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow our volunteer page on Facebook. Please do get involved as it is rewarding.
Some pictures from this morning can be found here.
Finally, wherever your parkrun journey takes you over the coming weeks, we recommend you keep an eye on the cancellations page of the parkrun website.
Happy running (and volunteering), and hope to see you all again soon.