We were absolutely delighted to be able to go ahead and run our 106th event this week. With the threat of Storm Ciara looming over the weekend, we were grateful that parkrun takes place at 9am so that we could have the event and get out of the forest before the worst of the weather hit!
Although a bit breezy, the conditions were fairly nice and our parkrunners for the first time had a bit of help from the wind as it was behind them on the long climb!
Sam Stead was the first finisher this week in an impressive time of 18:37. First lady back this week was Nichola Jackson in an also impressive time of 21:26, both Sam & Nichola bagged themselves a new PB too - well done both!
There were 21 PBs in total this week and sticking with the windy theme Steven Breeze of West Cumberland Orienteering Club was one of them! Congratulations to all 21.
126 people completed the course on Saturday and we welcomed 42 people who were parkrunning at Whinlatter Forest for the first time. Victoria Moody completed her first ever parkrun with us on Saturday, an amazing achievement!
Other amazing achievements this week were Hayley Finn who completed run #50 and so joins the red t shirt gang and huge shout out to volunteer Andrew Knights who volunteered for the 25th time and so now holds the prestigious purple volunteer t shirt!
Andrew was part of a brilliant volunteer team, our thanks this week goes to: John SCRIVENS • Jo GRUCHY • Rachel JONES • Sonia DRYDEN • Brendan CARLIN • Tony DUNCAN • Andrew KNIGHTS • Suzanna CRUICKSHANK • Louisa GRAHAM • Janet KNIGHTS • Anna FERGUSON