I won't say much about the weather this morning, although I do have to say that our beautiful course was looking at its absolute best. Another glorious day for a parkrun, however the sun was in our eyes a bit too much, and I think I heard some of the participants say it was too hot! Remind us of this in a few weeks when the rain is lashing down, and there's a howling gale. Tim managed to capture a rainbow above the playing fields, so there must've been rain somewhere. Unfortunately nobody brought us a pot of gold!
We welcomed lots of "first timers" (a total of 43 participated at Tremorfa this morning, with 7 of those starting their parkrun journey today). Co-RD Anny had a healthy audience for the first timer's briefing - and this may explain why we're missing 4 tokens (numbers 3, 15, 16 and 32). Unbelievably (I know!), these aren't souvenirs; they're part of the crew and we really need them back for next week's event. Don't tell anyone else, but they also get really lonely if they're not all snuggled up next to their number-y mates. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they hitched a ride home with you by mistake.
This week's infographic (by Tim) shows a high number of PBs (20 out of the 109 participants) - well done to everyone who achieved that this morning.
We spotted a few visitors this week, from Emerson's Green Running Club (in Bristol) and closer to home, a fair few of the She Runs: Cardiff gang, who are organising a volunteer week with us soon - presumably scoping us out in anticipation of that. Everyone (near or far), is very welcome!
Nia's video of the start is on Facebook - see if you can spot yourself!
Tim took loads of photos (capturing every leap, wave and thumbs-up), and they're in this Facebook album. As usual, he's happy for you to reuse these, but please do credit the photographer as a courtesy (something like: taken by Tim Dawe at Tremorfa parkrun).
Numbers are creeping up slowly; I predicted 96, but Ed won this week's numbers game with a guess of "over 100". Not entirely convinced that's a valid guess, but we'll be generous and give it to him. It's still good to see that people are taking care to give each other space, and because we're still operating under the parkrun Covid-19 framework, we do ask everyone (volunteers and participants) to self-assess prior to parkrun and not attend if they have any symptoms of Covid.
Thanks to all of our wonderful 17 volunteers this morning who made the Tremorfa magic happen. Do join us soon, even if you've never done it before. Everything is incredibly easy and we provide full training! Drop an email to email@example.com to let us know when you're free to help out.
See you all next week!