Firstly, a tribute to our wonderful volunteers who turn out in all weathers throughout the year. Today, you excelled yourselves and a fantastic twenty-three volunteers meant that we had every possible position covered, so thank you very much to you all. Indeed, the number of volunteers almost matched the number of runners, twenty-five, amongst whom we were delighted to welcome three first-timers: Elissa Morton, Daniel Wilde and Lucas Wilde.
First finisher today was Sophia Foulger, closely followed by Dexter Murphy, who was the first boy to finish. Two new PB's were set, by Alfie Bealham and Joel Morton.
There were festive outfits in abundance, although the prize should probably go to Amy Pawson, who really lit up today's run!
This brings us onto our second tribute: to the Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle. Every week, Ann, Jeanette and Keith open up the Bowling Green Hut to serve post-run refreshments, for which we are truly grateful. They also excelled themselves today, since Keith had baked gingerbread men and they were also serving festive hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows; perfect after a run on a midwinter morning.
There will be no Tolson junior parkrun on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. However, we will be here as usual next Sunday, 29th December, and on Sunday, 5th January, so we'll look forward to seeing you then. Don't forget your barcode.
Enjoy your Christmas everyone!