South Woodham Ferrers parkrun #119 – 9th October 2021

Wakey-wakey rise and shine it's PARKRUNDAY and the Sun has got it's hat on, hip hip hip hooray!
early morning

Great to see so many people at parkrun today - whether you were there supporting, volunteering, running, jogging or walking - we could not have asked for more this morning!


I wanted to say a special 'thanks' to the volunteers, some of whom regularly volunteer - yes, I'm thanking you Tracey (and family), and you Laurie, and of course Richard, and Bob. But also, 'thank you' to those volunteers that are also regularly runners at our event too. Big thank you to the pre-event set up volunteers Jason & Chris - it looks like you had a great run today to Jason achieved a course PB! Thank you Kev for the first-timer's briefing, and Sam for taking such fab photos. Thank you Neil for agreeing to be our 'Tail-walker' and Gavin for being the 'Funnel manager' (next time Gav - you will get that PB).

tail walker marshal chris first timers briefing early marshalls Bob

Any Run Director that discovers a skeleton roster mid-week may feel somewhat nervous as the impending 'parkrunday' approaches - and some very despite pleas across social media platforms usually follows! At this moment, we still need pre-event set-up (you get to run too), as well as a tail walker (or two) is still required for next week roster.. and if anyone would like to write the run report - just let me know.

Vital Statistics
So, what were the numbers that mattered this week?
Number of walkers, joggers and runners: 103
Number of First Timers: 22
Number of Personal Bests: 20
Number of Volunteer: 18 hi–vis-heroes

STOP PRESS: Did you know Milestone T-shirts are now available for those reaching 25 too? Previously the purple 25 Milestone T-shirt was to commemorate those that volunteer 25 times at parkrun but now you can also get a purple 25 for your runs/jogs/walks at 25 parkruns too! This is also the case for those that Volunteer at 50, 100 and 250 parkrun events (I've just ordered my Red 50 Volunteer Milestone T-shirt

It’s great to see some new milestone club members this week too -Huge congratulations to Nicola, Penny, Teresa and to Emma who all reached 25 milestone this week, and to Jack who reached his 50 milestone this week, and to Matthew who reached his 100 milestone this week - we Look forward to seeing their new milestone tees in the weeks to come.

That's it from me for now - see you all again on Saturday, for another fab parkrunday!
Helen, RD

runners out running out 1 running out
runners coming back back runners