At first glance this morning there didn't appear to be a particularly hard frost, but there was ice about and all our neighbouring junior parkruns succumbed to it: Beaumont Park, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Shelley were all cancelled.
For Tolson juniors, this meant a bumper turnout of thirty-eight runners, which included eight first-timers: Dylan Asquith, Isabelle Gregson, Isabelle Hodgson, Joseph Hodgson, William Knight, Emily Peacock, William Peacock and Oliver Sumner. They were all first-timers to Tolson, although none were first-timers to parkrun. Nevertheless, we were pleased to welcome them. We were also delighted to welcome some volunteers from Huddersfield juniors and we were, as ever, very grateful to all our volunteers.
Before we started, there were wristbands to be awarded. There were half-marathon wristbands for completing eleven junior parkruns for Toby Asquith and Maya Winter.
There was a marathon wristband for completing twenty-one junior parkruns for Naomi Cox.
There was also an Ultra Marathon wristband for completing fifty junior parkruns for Dexter Murphy.
And finally, a special mention was also due to Phoebe Ellis, who was running her one hundredth junior parkrun in style. Well done all of you!
First finisher was Alexander Whitehead with a time of 08:26. Second finisher and first girl was Sophia Foulger in a time of 08:48. Five new PB's were set, by: Joshua Asquith, Toby Asquith, Jacob Elliott, Georgia Horn and Franklin Taylor. Well done to them and to everyone who ran today.
On a cold morning, we were particularly grateful to the Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle for providing refreshments in the Bowling Hut afterwards.
See you all next week - don't forget your barcode!