A huge bumper crowd at this week's parkrun at Whinlatter Forest. The sun shining and the bank holiday brought 231 people out to run, jog or walk the course. Out of this number 124 were people who were joining our event for the first time. Just marvellous!
Special shout outs in the run brief this week were for Sue Simpson of Morpeth Harriers who was celebrating her birthday, Scott Perry who was running his 50th parkrun and Nathan Collins a junior parkrunner who got to the milestone 10 runs and will be receiving his white Junior 10 t-shirt!
The heat returned to the forest which had an impact on PBS, but it was fantastic to see 16 people achieve a new one, including regular Whinlatter Forest runners Sue Simpson & Jane Mottram. Congratulations to Benita Lapthorn who bagged a new PB for the second week in a row!
New to parkrun were Glen Duncan, Esther Crooks, Alexandra Peacock, William Steele and Harvey Smith - welcome to the parkrun family!
The first three back today were Oliver Matharu, Robert Webster & Joe Driscoll - well done.
Thanks as ever to our fantastic team of volunteers - this week they were: Sarah HAMILTON • John SCRIVENS • Jo GRUCHY • Rachel JONES • Tanya COATES • Coral PRICE • Sonia DRYDEN • Brendan CARLIN • Andrew KNIGHTS • Janet KNIGHTS • Chris HAMILTON