Event 104 will be another one to go down in the history books at Whinlatter Forest as we hit another milestone and cheered in our 10,000th finisher! Paul Bennett who came through the finish funnel in position 16 was awarded with a spot prize of a Whinlatter water bottle to recognise this amazing achievement. Since the event launched runners at Whinlatter Forest parkrun have covered 50,595 km which makes us well into our second lap if we were to circumference the earth!
On this momentous day Nicky Steels had lots to celebrate as he completed her milestone 50th parkrun and now joins the red t-shirt gang! Well done Nicky!
The field of parkrunners was 135 strong with 35 people completing the course at Whinlatter for the first time. Saturday saw 29 people gain a new personal best time. The lead group was quick with 3 out of the first 5 finishers bagging a new PB!
The parkrun family gained 4 new members at the weekend - welcome to: Stephanie Bradshaw, Yvonne Saddler, Calum Fraser & Paul Brown & Merlin the dog!
It was a crazy day for our volunteers who dealt with pretty much all of the technology failing at some point after everyone had set off. Their resilience and all round awesomeness meant that everyone was able to finish, record a time and finish place. Huge thanks to: Sally Jayne NUTTER • John SCRIVENS • Jo GRUCHY • Rachel JONES • Andrew JONES • Nicola INKESTER • Sonia DRYDEN • Brendan CARLIN • Paul BROWN • David WILSON