Run Report #170

Despite the forecast for Saturday being clear and dry, we did have the odd intermittent shower. However, that didn't dampen the spirits of a very large group of runners. 415 overall, which is our 5th highest attendance. Quite amazing and it just shows the popularity and benefits that parkrun provides.

Of the 415 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, 41 were first timers and we had a superb 92 new Personal Bests. Congratulations to all those runners who recorded a PB.

Parkrun wouldn't exist without our volunteers and our brilliant stars this week are:

Daniel SUTTON • Chloe MARSHALL • James MARSHALL • David GALPIN • Suzanne TYDEMAN • Julie KEMPSON • Lyn HAMMOCKS • Tracy NORRIS • Tony RANDFIELD • Mark LEGATE • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Sally MCBRIDE • Doug WILSON • Bethany WILKINSON • Alan FORD • Hazel JONES • Greg BRADBURY • Anna STORMONT

A special mention to Anya Blaxland who has a junior ran their 10th parkrun on Saturday. This is a parkrun milestone for a junior, so please look out for that email regarding your t-shirt! We were also visited on Saturday by Hitchin Town Youth Under 15's football team, resplendent in their full football kit. All of the team finished the run and provided lots of encouragement to the last member of the team to finish.

In recent weeks, we have found it difficult to fill the volunteer roster. On Saturday morning, despite a number of appeals on social media, we still required a timekeeper. Fortunately, one of the regular volunteers decided not to run and filled that vital role. We understand and appreciate that people like to run, but without our volunteers we wouldn't have a weekly event. Therefore, if everybody occasionally decided to volunteer, it would be hugely appreciated and would help us massively.