Lovely Weather for Docks
By Tim Gray (Chiltern Church Runners)
For those of you who came on Saturday it will come as no surprise it was a trifle wet. In fact if my trifle was that wet I’d say it hadn’t set!
Still, we had lots of fun – and all thanks to the volunteers standing in that rain running the event, rather than running the event – if you see what I mean. So thanks to you all, very much appreciated. It was nice to be invited to join you for coffee after the run at the Good Hotel – a social enterprise based on a converted Dutch Prison boat. If you haven’t volunteered, do think about it – it’s great fun.
Lot’s of visitors – not unusual for Victoria Docks – some Cowell Cowl wearing tourists, who came to get their ‘V’ for a parkrun alphabet, including one milestone of 50 different events, well done. In terms of official milestones, only one (who was to shy to declare) 100 parkruns for Marie Gray – well done indeed to my daughter, who picked Victoria Docks as the one of her 74 different events she wanted to come back to for her 100th adult parkrun.
I won’t list all the First Timers, as that would be over half the field – but a special mention to Edward Salmon, Jason Aiken, Tony Walton and Manar Younis who were not afraid of the rain and did their first ever parkrun today – well done you. Randomly I’ll name two of the others – Phil Dolphin and Hannah Tankard for having names associated with liquids!
Despite, or perhaps because of wanting to get out of, the weather there were 12 Pb’s so well done Jim Scobie, Paul Jackson, Ben Walker, Paul McGee-Renedo (doing his flake run), Charlie Kellond, Paulette Smith, Sunil Yadav, Danny Wingate – and all of my family; Tim,Sue, Marie and Matthew Gray.
Hopefully the parkrun weather fairy will be back at work next week – she complained of her wand being out of charge on twitter this weekend – and the next run will be a dry run!