1st January 2020 will go down in history as a record breaking day for Whinlatter Forest parkrun with a huge attendance of 421 people!
On this day we were given permission to start at a later time of 10.30 AM which allowed Keswick parkrun to start at 9 AM, enabling those that wanted to, to run two parkruns in one day. It was amazing when the question was asked in the run brief who was about to do their second parkrun of the day to see so many hands go up in the air! What a way to start the New Year!
Just under half the field were new to Whinlatter with 205 people completing Whinlatter for the first time. There were also 85 different clubs represented on Wednesday. We welcomed 9 people to the parkrun family. Well done to Michael Bain, Robert Starach, Therasa Paul, Sam Shilliday, Alison Biggs, Ava Grossman, Ahair Beverly, Matthew Hitchen & Charlotte Christensen.
More celebrations as Rhiannon Jones & Dave Prescott hit the 50 parkrun miletone and Chris Holland got to 100! Congratulations!
For those who's New Year's resolution was to gain a PB, we hope Wednesday helped you a s 45 people gained a new Whinlatter parkrun PB! Fantastic stuff!
The atmosphere was incredible for the whole event and it was inspiring to see so many smiling faces at the end. The weather really played it's part on Wednesday which meant the views towards the Lake District were magnificent.
With such a record breaking crowd came a record breaking volunteer roster. 26 amazing people gave up their time on New Year's day to make the event a success. Many thanks to: Carol HARVEY • Ian HARVEY • Nick EVANS • Jason MURFITT • John SCRIVENS • Grace CROZIER • Jo GRUCHY • Tanya COATES • Janet EVANS • Laura WYLIE • Kevin ROBINSON • Siobhan GASCOIGNE • Stephen GASCOIGNE • Duncan BOOTH • Coral PRICE • Reuben DODD • Sonia DRYDEN • Brendan CARLIN • Nathan FOX • Sally BURCHALL • Andrew KNIGHTS • Rob MALSOM • Suzanna CRUICKSHANK • Janet KNIGHTS • Mark GASCOIGNE • Ailsa HARRISON
Here's to an amazing 2020! Happy New Year!