RUN REPORT 28/12/19 #100 by Matt Prentice

On a perfect Saturday morning, I found myself poised at the start of Whinlatter forest parkrun amongst a field of 171 participants and one of 71 first timers!

Possibly a good few reluctant/sheepish looking friends and family visiting for Christmas?!

Great build up by the RD....clear, concise and well presented....
50 MILESTONES
Edward Catmur
James Fleming
Matt Lees

300 MILESTONE
Jason Murfitt

Congratulations!

....and one runner announced it was her 100th different parkrun venue....

THE RUN

The first 500m downhill stretch provides a fast blast off, time to find your pace and rhythm, ready to tackle the ascent.... up we go and up some more!
Some spectacular views on a Winters day like today and well worth that slog up....
A few flat sections break up the climb and some recovery downhills are welcomed... nice little section through the forest and a small overlap point for runner's...the finish is a welcome downhill section....fast through the timekeepers (almost needs a catch net)!....
Well organised instruction in the funnel....
Thankyou for today Whinlatter....
Thanks to the 10 volunteers who made it possible.....top job!
Well done to the 20 participants also who posted new pb's.....
It's a unique course and I will defo be back....

Matt Prentice
Blackpool freedom runner's