Multicolour parkrun 11 July 2020

As our  finale fun rainbow special, the challenge for Saturday 11 July was simply to wear as many colours as you could. 46 people and 1 dog starred in Matt's Magical Montage:

Rainbow week 8

Helped by blue sky, green grass, bright summer sun and some fantastic accessories this has to be our most colourful day yet.

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Deborah and Dave Stanfield were one of many couples to work as a team to display a complete rainbow palette whilst Martin Hooper and James Andrews showed off their Oddballs.

Congratulations to Jo Andrews for running her first ever 10k, Di Pottercary for smashing her PB in new pink trainers and Anita Forsyth for her successful audition to star alongside Richard Gere in the Mothman Prophesies 2:

Rainbow 11 July 2020

Such a pretty moth it can only be the long awaited good news that we all want to hear!

Take care, stay safe and see you next Saturday for run/walk in your favourite race T shirt. If you don't own a race T shirt, make it any T shirt that brings back happy memories or makes you smile.

Photos to the Street parkrun Facebook page or e-mailed to street@parkrun.com by end of Saturday to make the montage please.

 

 

Rainbow complete 04 July 2020

Whilst still under lockdown on Saturday 23 May members of Street parkrun began their quest to paint the town all the colours of the rainbow. That first week about 35 people joined in by running, jogging or walking their 5k routes wearing something red. By the final week on Saturday 4 July, symbolically coinciding with the day hairdressers and pubs at last opened their doors, a record breaking 66 people and 5 dogs took part wearing pink.

Here is the fantastic rainbow montage compiled by the talented and inspirational Matt Dorber:

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It was fascinating to see the ingenious thinking behind some of the running kit; borrowed too-small tops from a partner or child, fleece jackets and hats on the warmest of days, yellow marigold gloves, bananas as props and even an orange carrier bag! By the end many men treated themselves to new pink running tops, enthusiasm such that nobody wanted to be left out.

A full record of all the photos is on the Street parkrun Facebook page timeline. A few of our favourite shots (one from each colour, judged by Facebook reactions and my personal unbiased opinion) are included below:

Red 23 May 2020

Orange 30 May 2020

Yellow 06 June 2020

Green 13 June 2020

Blue 20 June 2020

Purple 27 Jun 2020

Pink 04 July 2020

Bonus points for originality, funny faces, scenic or colourful background and a lovely Kylie T shirt on the weekend of Glasthomebury. Overall best photo has to go to Sue for fabulous marigolds and catching the actual rainbow!

Special mention to Adam Cox for probably the worst Photoshopping we've ever seen (good try though and proudly included in the montage) and Jon Forsyth for his pink yoghurt pot nipple shields (out of public decency and respect to Anita not shown).

Now our Rainbow is complete, a celebratory multicolour week will follow on Saturday 11 July. By popular demand themed runs will continue. Follow the Street parkrun Facebook page for live updates and we'll also try to keep posted here.

Stay safe and look after yourselves everyone,

the Street parkrun team

 

Street parkrun 2nd Birthday 02 May 2020 Run Report

Individuals, couples and families set out along various local routes at varying times throughout a beautiful sunny day to celebrate Street parkrun's 2nd Birthday.

In an emotional speech, Event Director Tim Rice launched the event saying 'a lovely day for a 5k, Happy Birthday to everyone who's joined us to volunteer, run or walk over the two years to make Street parkrun part of so many people's health and wellbeing fix every week. Hope to see you all again soon'.

Congratulations were given to Adrian Costanza running his first ever 5k. A first run was also completed by the newest addition to the Burrage family. Welcome to Street parkrun Adrian and baby Burrage, hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Numerous PBs were recorded throughout the day with several people even opting to extend their runs they were enjoying themselves so much! Lee Howard chose to run his 5k twice on consecutive mornings, one for each year of Street parkrun.

Jon Forsyth was delighted to be first home at the Beech Road course and Sally Culliford was first lady to the 5k mark before continuing her 10 mile Street to Glastonbury return route.

Many courses were dog friendly, although Rich Coles questioned the suitable of his hound Mouse as a pacer!

Enormous thanks were given to timing and barcode scanning volunteer Tommy Hooper at the Hooper family event.

Some fantastic fancy dress costumes were spotted during the day, no doubt bringing a few smilies to passers by.

The run photographers were various selfies and family members. See the Street parkrun Facebook page for the full set of photos. A complete collage and a selection of a few favourites are also available on flickr and included below.

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Early morning sky beautifully captured by experienced volunteer parkrun photographer Lee Howard

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Photo collage of all pictures by volunteer picture editor Matt Dorber

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Dog friendly events

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Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

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Close up with the Knight family

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First 5k as a family of four

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A joint birthday celebration for Roxanne

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Captain Tom wishes us Happy Birthday from the Shapwick 5k

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Great to see Superheroes on duty keeping us all safe.

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Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

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Teresa England planned an ingenious route to spell out our favourite part of the week

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Most of all, as always, thanks to all the volunteers. Parkrun wouldn't happen without you.

Street parkrun 2nd birthday  02 May 2020

Thanks for joining us everyone, sharing your stories and lovely photos.

Stay safe and look after yourselves, hope to see you all again soon back in the Strode College and Crispin School sports fields.

 

Street parkrun report #97 14/03/2020

At the end of the week in which measures to delay the spread of COVID-19 (Coranavirus)  had stepped up a gear, it was announced that parkrun events in the UK could carry on for now. People responded with common sense, maintaining  separation from each other throughout the morning and volunteers donning disposable gloves to handle finish tokens. Unsurprisingly, however, numbers were low with just 2 first-time visitors.

The sun shone and lifted spirits as 83 people gathered and set off to make their way around the course. Fields were questionably slightly drier than before and 11 people recorded new Personal Best times. Making the PB Wall of Fame for this week were the following: Top of the wall Corey Hanson in 35 minutes and 1 second, a huge 1 minute and 12 seconds faster than his previous best Street time. Amelie Cook raced home in 22:39 - 54s faster than her previous best, followed by Alison Badman in 28:09 - an improvement of 41s, close behind Elaine Dunford in 28:27 - 40s faster, Keith Dunford in 31:02 - 21s faster and Katie Capon 36:23 - an improvement of just 6s enough to earn her a place on the wall.

Congratulations were given to youngster Amelie Cook for the added bonus of being first lady over the line.

Anthony Lipmann, who has been parkrunning since 1994 in Bushy Park, ran his 200th event in Street on Saturday. A fantastic achievement, although Anthony admits it has taken him a very long time to do it!

Finally, heartfelt thanks is given this week to everyone  who stopped to help a female runner who had collapsed in the second field. Special mention to Anthony Lipmann, Kevin Penny, Lucy Hedgcock, Elaine Giddens and Teresa England.  The emergency services response was brilliant with an ambulance attending promptly. A fitting example of how fantastic our NHS is and how life continues to throw challenges at us unrelated to Coronavirus.

Update: the lady has returned home safely and thanks everyone for their help.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Teresa ENGLAND • Margaret GRUNDY • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Hayley GRAINGER • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • John BEVERIDGE • Jacqui KNIGHT • Richard COLES • Graham PORTER • Francis KNIGHT • John MITCHELL • Darren SHEPHERD • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT

The photographer was John Beveridge. Photos may be viewed and are available to downloaded from the Street parkrun flickr group on the photos tab.

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Tor view

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The first and the last

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Milestone 200

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Corona precautions

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Relaxed parkrunning

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Street parkrun #97

Street parkrun #97

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Well done to everyone, hope you enjoyed yourselves. Fingers crossed, we very much hope to see you next week. Please check back with the Street parkrun website (parkrun.org.uk/street) and click on the red banner at the top for the latest COVID-19 updates.

 

Street parkrun report #96 07/03/2020

At long last the rain stopped for long enough to allow the Strode College sports fields to dry and 101 people were able to make their way around the Street parkrun course on the first Saturday in March. 12 first-time visitors were welcomed, including 9 people completing a parkrun for the very first time: Ellieudo Santos, Melanie Stringer, Milo Cook, Dominic Cook, Hayley Cook, Bluebell Avgoulis, Jennie Howlett, Rachel Hann and Ryan Chapman.

To make up for missing the previous week's Leap Year run on 29 February and as a fun one-off, Run Director Molly Grainger announced that the course would be run in reverse. Alert marshalls kept everyone on the right track and all 101 reached the end of the finish funnel without confusion.  7 people took to the new direction particularly well and recorded new Personal Best times, of whom the following 4 made the PB Wall of Fame for this week (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds). Top of the wall: Keith Dunford in 31:23 - an impressive improvement of 1 minute and 19 seconds,  followed by Katie Capon in 36:29 - 36 seconds faster than her previous best Street time, Elaine Dunford came home in 29:07 - an improvement of 21 seconds and her sixth successive PB. Just behind her Katharine Wilkinson crossed the line in 29:27 - 10 seconds faster than her previous best Street time.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers. Huge thanks to:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Jenny ADAMS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Graham PORTER • Francis KNIGHT • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Marion TAYLOR • Lee HOWARD

The photographer this week was Lee Howard who has grabbed some fantastic shots, take a look at the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set. A few of our favourites are included below:

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Reverse formation

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Finishing on a curve

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Well done to everyone who joined us, hope you enjoyed yourselves running backwards? See you next week!

 

Street parkrun report #95 22/02/2020

Run Director Martin Hooper was delighted with the response to his call earlier in the week as 31 volunteers turned out to make sure parkrun went ahead on Saturday. Huge thanks to:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • James ANDREWS • Michael NORTON • Kate HARDS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Gaby ROWE • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Hayley GRAINGER • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Ray CULLIFORD • Kim SADD • Nick JONES • Graham PORTER • Mike CROCKETT • Sid GREEN • Luca HARMSWORTH • Lucy HEDGCOCK • Lee HOWARD

A total of 94 people went on to complete the course. 17 were  first-time visitors, of whom 5 were running a parkrun for the very first time. Great to meet you Daisy Pellow, Arlo Jennings, Graham Winter, Reece Winter and Helen Jennings.

With the exception of the Superfast Riceway between the fields, course conditions remained muddy, slippy and were further confounded by a brisk westerly wind. Just 3 people recorded new Personal Best times.

Neil Ferguson and Jenny Adams ran their fiftieth event and joined the parkrun Milestone 50 Club.

The photographer this week was Lee Howard who has taken some fantastic shots. A few of our favourites are included below:

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Street parkrun #95

Street parkrun #95

Street parkrun #95

Thanks for joining us everyone and huge thanks again to our gang of super volunteers. Well done and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. See you next week on leap year Saturday 29 February.

 

Street parkrun report #94 08/02/2020

Contractors had been hard at work removing every last trace of mud and laying hardcore over Rice Gap prior to Street parkrun on Saturday 8 February. 137 people were welcomed to run, jog or walk the newly improved course with an impressive 17 recording new Personal Best times.

No longer having to tread so carefully, 12 people made the Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) this week. Top of the wall was James Taylor in 41 minutes 12 seconds - a whole 2 minutes and 1 second faster than his previous best Street time, followed by Neil Chambers in 29:11 - an improvement of 1:22, Alison Badman 28:50 - 52s faster, Steve Curle 29:02 - 44s, Keith Dunford 32:42 - 38s, Will Foley 30:31 - 35s, Grant Norris 39:24 - 26s, Raffi Norris 39:24 - 25s, Jon Lawton 28:37 - 21s, Katie Capon 37:05 - 13s, Elaine Dunford 29:57 - 7s and Alfie Keast 30:01 - 7s.

Huge well done to all PBers and congratulations Neil Chambers and Elaine Dunford for breaking through the 30 minute barrier!

First time visitors to Street numbered 22 and included 7 people taking part in parkrun for the very first time. Welcome to parkrun: Christopher Mansfield, Samuel White, Katie Johns, Andy Greenslade, Samantha Hart, Barb Mills and Evelyn Ridout.

Meanwhile the Tucker family may have been first time visitors to Street but between them have clocked up over a thousand events. Sporting 250 milestone T shirts and Cow Club scarfs (having visited at least 50 different parkruns) the family appeared to enjoy themselves and entered into the lighthearted spirit brilliantly.

Corey Hanson ran his tenth parkrun and joined the Junior Milestone 10 Club. Milestone 50 was made by Street regulars Elly Hutchinson, Charlie Bartlett, Leigh Tucker and Kevin Penny.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • James ANDREWS • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Tim RICE • Matt DORBER • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • John BEVERIDGE • Stephen THRESH • Kim SADD • Nick JONES • Graham PORTER • Sid GREEN • Melanie CHADWICK • Abigail LEADBEATER • Lee HOWARD

Photographs were taken and posted to flickr by both Lee Howard and John Beveridge. A few of our favourite shots are included below:

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Official opening of the Rice Gap Superfast Highway

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Bride-to-be Tina

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and first lady Phoebe

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Thanks for joining us and well done to everyone who took part. Even with the huge improvement to Rice Gap, the course remains challenging with areas of heavy mud over the fields. As the days lengthen and sun rises higher we all look forward to lighter running ahead.

 

Street parkrun report #93 01/02/2020

The sun brightened skies and spirits on the first day of February as 122 people ran, jogged and walked the Street parkrun course. 6 first-time visitors were welcomed including James Gregory, Cameron McConnell and Rachel Morgan running their first ever parkrun event.

Meanwhile John Beveridge ran his Milestone 50 event, easily topped by Geoff Woods returning to his hometown of Street to run parkrun number 300.

Despite the mud, 7 people recorded new Personal Best times and the PB Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) proudly displayed 3 names, all of whom were running their 5th event in the mud and recording their 4th successive PB in a row! Top of the wall Luca Harmsworth in 34 minutes 23 seconds - an impressive 1 minute and 45 seconds faster than his previous best, followed by Alison Kilpatrick  in 38:27 - an improvement of 56 seconds and Elaine Dunford in 29:57 - 7 seconds faster enough to give her the added boost of breaking the 30 minute barrier!

Huge congratulations to all our muddy PBers this week and everyone else for supporting us even though you've had better times in more favourable conditions.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers: setting up, picking up litter, marshalling, directing, timing, token handling, tailwalking, scanning, packing up, results processing and organising ahead for next week. So many volunteer jobs, if you haven't tried one before drop us an e-mail.

Anthony LIPMANN • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Margaret GRUNDY • Lisa CROSSMAN • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Tim RICE • Nick BARTON • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Anita FORSYTH • John MITCHELL • Mike CROCKETT • Melanie CHADWICK • Nigel GOODWIN • Alice WHITE • James WHITE

No official photographer this week, but a few snaps have been posted to flickr and below:

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Congratulations Geoff on running parkrun #300

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Our newest and youngest volunteer, 10 week old Clementine (Clemmie) enjoying the attention

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Street parkrun #93

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Thanks for joining us everyone, very well done to all. See you next week for a newly surfaced Rice Gap!

 

 

Street parkrun report #92 25/01/20

Under grey skies 130 people ran, jogged and walked the Street parkrun course on Saturday.  13 were first timers, including Helen Hollyfield, Theo Joannidi and Nicola Imrie taking part in their first ever parkrun.

Despite the ongoing cross country mud, 18 people recorded new Personal Bests and  the PB Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) makes its first appearance of the year by proudly posting 3 names: top of the wall Alison Badman in 29 minutes 42 seconds - an impressive 48 seconds faster than her previous best Street time from the week before, followed by Darren Shepherd in 28:12 - wearing his football boots again to record an improvement of 14 seconds and Richard Reynolds in 30:23 - 12 seconds faster than his previous best in his visit to Street a year ago in January 2019.

Huge congratulations to Alison Badman and also Katharine Wilkinson 29:37 (50 seconds  faster on her fourth Street parkrun) for both decisively smashing the 30 minute barrier!

Special mention to junior Luca Harmsworth for finishing in 36:08 with such determination that he took a massive 5 minutes and 14 seconds from his previous best Street time.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Brian CLARK • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Adam COX • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Richard GANDY • Nick JONES • John MITCHELL • Mike CROCKETT • Sid GREEN • Millie LANG

The photographer this week was Martin Hooper.

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Brightly coloured runners under grey skies

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Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you enjoyed yourselves. See you next week for the last muddy Rice Gap!

 

Street parkrun report #91 18/01/2020

A surprise dip below zero Saturday morning resulted in frantic last minute ice scraping from car windows and a few late arrivals to Street parkrun. Meanwhile Event Director Tim Rice and core team members had been busy scraping back mud from Rice Gap in an attempt to improve course conditions. Together with a fresh layer of sawdust the night before some success was achieved allowing 10 percent of the 111 participants to record Personal Best times. Most of these were by new Street parkrunners, including Katie Capon, the only new parkrunner out of 16 from the spectacularly muddy week before to dare return for the second time! Well done Katie, worth returning to record a time of 37 minutes 27 seconds - 2 minutes 12 seconds faster.

Huge congratulations to Street Strider and regular Street parkrunner Darren Shepherd for taking 4 seconds from his previous best time to finish in 28 minutes and 26 seconds. Darren's secret? Football boots! Everyone else has but 2 weeks to follow Darren's tip. A confidential file from Crispin School has been leaked revealing plans to close Rice Gap for resurfacing in time for parkrun on Saturday 8 February.

13 first-time visitors were welcomed this week, including Michael Stockbridge and Amber Redman taking part in their first ever parkrun.

Completing their milestone 50th parkrun events were Street's Ceris Morgan, Alex Lewis and first-time visitor John Edward Kinder.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • James ANDREWS • Jenny ADAMS • Simon RICHARDS • Isaac HOOPER • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Lin BARTON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Anita FORSYTH • Yvette CARVER • Justin HARMSWORTH • Graham PORTER • Elaine GIDDENS • Luca HARMSWORTH • Melanie CHADWICK • Peter LEGGETT • Lee HOWARD

As well as the frost, a fog had settled over Street forcing cold volunteers to peer into the mist to see people approaching.

The photographers this week were Lee Howard and Pete Grainger. Despite the fog, a great job was carried out by both in recording the morning in pictures. Here are a few favourites:

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Scrape and sawdust

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Until only one small puddle left

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Football boots the secret to a PB!

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Emerging from the mist

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Street parkrun #91

Congratulations Ceris, hope you could see to collect your 50th finish token!

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Huge well done to all who joined us in the frozen pea soup this morning. Thanks for sticking with us through the thick mud, only 2 more to go like this.

Hope to see the hardy next week!

 

 

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