South Oxhey parkrun
Fifth Anniversary - Event #264
1st February 2020
Even though February has only just begun, the days are slowly but surely getting longer. It was great to leave the house in daylight and head off for our anniversary parkrun.
Liz, Jon, Andrew and I arrived early to set up the Winter Course, Tea Station and Gazebo. Trudging around the course, the ground was a mixture of sticky mud, slushy mud and standing water. The moles had been working overtime. Combined with a strong wind blowing down across the playing fields, the conditions were challenging and deceptively cold. But it was dry and the sun was shining.
There was a fantastic turnout this week which made the 5th anniversary celebrations extra special. Andrew Beck made a stunning fruit cake emblazoned with the parkrun logo, some delicious homemade cookies and brownies, as well as an extensive selection of cakes, biscuits and sweets - we going need to get a bigger table!
There were 112 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers, with 6 recording new Personal Bests at South Oxhey.
Many thanks to representatives of 12 running clubs took part as well as those who run or volunteer as part of their DofE Award.
Jack Chubb was the first male to finish and Helen Mussen was the first female to finish - outstanding running!
Congratulations to Rob Deane who celebrated his 50th parkrun, Nick Andrews who celebrated his 100th, and Deborah Roberts who ran her first ever parkrun - well done to you all!
As ever, the event was only made possible by our wonderful volunteers:-
Roslyn MCGINTY • Martin DEAN • Sarah KAFETZ • Grace HOO-QUARTEY • Debbie EDWARDS • Catherine O'SULLIVAN • Gerry LANGTON • Mark WILLIAMS • Aidan WHITELAW • Caroline GLASGOW • David ANTUNES • Michael ANTUNES • Andrew BECK • Mark WARDELL • Maurice CREWE • Yvonne JACKSON • Marcia QUINN •
And on our 5th Anniversary, I’m sure everyone who has ever run at South Oxhey and enjoyed the wonderful community spirit, would join me in saying a huge thank-you to all of the Event Directors and Run Directors, past and present, who have made it all possible!
Today's full results can be found on the South Oxhey parkrun Results Page.
If anyone would like to volunteer for a future parkrun, please contact us via email (email@example.com). If you haven’t volunteered before and would like to get involved, there are many varied and extremely enjoyable roles.
We hope you all have a good week, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
All the best