It really was a glorious sunny Saturday morning - but I had a slight 'wobble' when looking at the finish tokens! It is clear that weeks of cleaning after each event is taking it's toll, which may result in some not being able to be scanned... I think we need to purchase some replacements in the near future. It is a shame some parkrunners take the tokens home (maybe by accident, maybe as a sovereign) SO on behalf of all parkrun teams (everywhere), please if you have taken a token - take it back on your next visit (we are always so happy when someone does).
This week's parkrun was full of tourists (albeit parkrunners for parkruns nearby) it was lovely to see people visiting from Hockley, Burnham and Maldon - I may do a bit of Essex parkrun tourism myself in the near future too!
We welcomed 6 people to parkrun as first timers - welcome Caitlin, Chloe, Kathryn, Sarah, John and Samuel - we look forward to seeing you again soon. There were 23 people that recorded new personal bests - special congratulations to Nick and Lou from South Woodham Runners well done on your amazing pb's.
There was also some parkrun milestones to celebrate - Congratulation to Laura and to Tracey on 50 parkruns!
Looking through the results - it will shortly be time to congratulate a few more parkrunners that regularly run at South Woodham Ferrers. Please do let the RD know on the day, we love to include your 'milestone' in our run brief!
128 people ran, jogged and walked the course on Saturday, helped in part by our lovely group of volunteers - For our team of 18 Hi-vis-heroes much love, and special thanks from me for making Saturday like a walk in the park!
And lastly, before I sign off and hand over to Tracey for the next two weeks - I'd just like to say it was really great to welcome Jeanie back to parkrun.... It was smashing seeing you and the whole team look forward to seeing you out at parkrun again (soon).
That's all for now,
Helen RD and parkrunner
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Jason FINCH • Chris HARGRAVES • Helen HALL • Kevin GIBSON • Samantha WALTON • Tracey WADE • Jess ELLIS • Bob MASSEY • Richard BRETT • Val BRAZIER • Joseph HOCKLEY • Ben GAMLIN • David GAMLIN • Sally KINSLEY • Laura YOUNAN • Laurie HUGGINS • Chris HART • Colin BANKS
Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are
able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do
and all are rewarding and great fun.