Report by Andrew Bull
Spring has arrived. An almost dry week and a warm sunny morning. Puddles are drying up and the course has survived the winter in great shape.
Of course, the Coronavirus threat is now dominating everything. And nothing is more important than everyone’s health. If the Government places a blanket ban on large gatherings, then parkrun could well be suspended. I’m sure many of us would like it to continue whilst taking practical precautions, such as today where the finish team all wore gloves. Laura and the core team are keen to keep running! But ultimately this decision will come from parkrun HQ.
To keep updated go to https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/
and watch South Norwood Facebook page
The Run Director was Michael Smaldon. He was beautifully supported by a 21 strong volunteerteam. Well done everyone.
Hopefully parkrun will be continuing, but can only do so with the volunteers so please check the roster and if you can help
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REMEMBER - NO volunteers means NO parkrun.
Today Croydon Harriers and Striders of Croydon were present in large numbers as they used the parkrun as a club ‘mob match’. Overall a very good turnout and many very fast times.
Check out https://www.flickr.com/groups/southnorwood-parkrun/ for some photos from the day.
Today there were 186 finishers, 19 were doing their first parkrun at South Norwood and just onedoing their first ever parkrun. Well done and will be great to see you all again.
There were also a huge 34 personal bests, and 9 ‘unknown’ this week.
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Andrew Bull, ooh that’s me. I completed my 200th parkrun today. A couple of weeks ago I alsocompeted my 100th different parkrun venue. I also set a PB today as well.
First Male Finishers
First Female Finishers
Hopefully next Saturday for South Norwood event 143. Keep safe and watch South Norwood Facebook page for latest updates.