So whilst myself and another unnamed RD in training were tentatively planning a spot of parkrun tourism elsewhere - the faithful Joan returned from her holidays to inspect the course and deemed it surprisingly good to go. Gone was all the standing water and it wasn't even majorly muddy bar from a few slippy corners.
Road trip cancelled, late Thursday and I hadn't even had a single volunteer on the roster - one single appeal later and clearly we had been missed as the key elements of the roster were filled in less than 2 hrs. Did I ever say we have the best volunteers??
Roll on to Saturday - me in charge, Joan as my sidekick and Tina acting as RD to "learn from the best"
A good turnout of 120 of you came, including our increasing core of regulars, obviously glad to be back at the Curly Wurly - or was it the Wurly Curly? The fact that the birthday reverse course plus extra curly wurly is actually far easy to set up, and seemingly more popular, it looks like it may stay. It better had, as once I update the course description, I'm not changing it again!
Tina did awesome in control, obviously taught by the best, she even managed to get the results out in super fast time (clearly not helped by myself or Joan) We like her so we may actually keep her. We will give her a proper, more fitting launch as solo RD soon.
Lots of first timers to Somerdale and also lots of first timers to parkrun which was awesome - I hope you liked it and will return.
John P is in charge this week so yet another flawless event will be put on.
Enjoy as always, until next time
Somerdale Pavilion parkrun
Event number 51
4th January 2020
This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Matthew BRACE • Ian MUSSELL • Isabella SANIGAR • Hugh BURCHARD • Ian CONWAY • Tina DURY • Joan GIBSON • Lynsey MILES • Lesley BARRY • Thea GILLINGHAM • Donna WILLIAMS • Jan ISAAC • Janey GOOLD • Lydia GOOLD • Karen SMITH • Sue DEVINE • Abbie DEVINE • Becky GRINTER • Martin LEACH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Somerdale Pavilion parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by David HUDSON who recorded a time of 16:39 on 14th September 2019 (event number 41).
The female record is held by Lucy RICHENS who recorded a time of 19:55 on 21st September 2019 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 87.52% (26:18) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 17).
Somerdale Pavilion parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 2,992 participants have completed 6,073 parkruns covering a total distance of 30,365 km, including 1,065 new Personal Bests. A total of 290 individuals have volunteered 961 times.