#parkrun 261 – Sun put his hat on Saturday morning

This week’s run report is sponsored by Sesame Street and we are going to discuss the letter V, C& H.

What a difference a day makes, I’m sure we all woke up on Saturday morning tip toed across the curtains and tentatively looked out hoping it would be dry. And what a surprise we all got when it was lovely sunshine.

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Holly and Izzy showing their excitement for the sunshine

We welcomed 195 runners on this sunny Saturday. We had 36 first timers and we welcomed 15 members of the Oakley/Jones family from various parkruns across the Home Counties and the Cotswolds. We also had a smashing 22 PB’s to celebrate.

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The Oakley/ Jones family

Talking of celebrations, we congratulated Greg Mitchell into the 100 club and Lucy Brittan into the 50 club.

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Greg completing his 100th run

Now to the letter V which is for Volunteers

We would like to thank everybody who has kindly answered our appeals for help over the month of August, as without these kind soles we would not have been able to put on Tring parkrun each week.

Our special volunteer award of the week goes to our further travelled volunteer Anne Evans. Anne travelled all the way from South Africa to visit family and helped out with barcode scanning this week.

Every week we need volunteers to put on our wonderful parkrun and without your help it would not be possible. We are in need of volunteers over the next four weeks and beyond, so if you have an event, family staying over or just fancy a week off running then please volunteer and email in to tringhelpers@parkrun.com.

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Some of our lovely volumteers this week

Moving on the letter C which is for Charity (and Awareness)

Some of our regular runners will have seen and met Matty Sinfield as our wonderful Cow Marshall over the winter months. Well Matty is taking on the challenge of running a different parkrun to spell out the letters of "Multiple Sclerosis".

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

This week Matty ran Tring for the letter T and next up is Ipswich followed by Panshanger on his way to completing the word Multiple. As part of the challenge Matty has been writing a blog after each parkrun and we would like to share the link so you can join him on his challenge and perhaps spare a few quid. You can find his blog here https://parkrunningforms.blogspot.com/?m=1. You can read his great report about his run at Tring here. Matty also has a great guide to our course "Extra Tring Bling".

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Matty completing Tring for his letter T

And finally moving on the letter H which is for Hawaiian

This week’s parkrun will be will be Hawaiian shirt theme to celebrate the Bank Holiday heatwave. So dig out those Hawaiian shirts that have been hiding the back of wardrode or the grass skirt you had for that fancy dress party and come down to the park.

Well that’s it from Sesame Street this week, we are hoping that the Cookie Monster will be in the park this week with some cake and Big Bird will have his Hawaiian shirt on.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend from all the Tring RD Team