On a rather murky, damp Sunday morning 50 runners gathered for our 33rd run. We had 5 new runners with us - Abigail and Alice did their very first junior parkrun! Douglas earned his half marathon wristband and Marlon was awarded his from a few weeks ago.
Despite the weather, it was great to see so many smiling faces approaching the finish. The rain did nothing to slow you down either - 12 new PBs were recorded today!
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to put the run on today. Baby Henry’s contribution to the warm-up was invaluable!
We sincerely hope to be running again next week and as I write this (Monday lunchtime) that is the plan. However, the situation regarding the Coronavirus pandemic seems to change and worsen daily. We will be guided by parkrun HQ and government advice as to whether or not to go ahead. We will keep you updated via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Stratford-upon-Avon-Rec-junior-parkrun-397560620861292/
Let’s finish on a positive note: this Sunday we had just one unknown runner out of 50. This is fantastic that so many people are remembering their barcodes. But let’s try and get up to 100%. Parents - phone cases, purses and wallets are great places to keep a spare copy of your child’s barcode. If you’re driving to us then put a copy in the glove box.
Hoping to see you all again next Sunday!