Blustery Whitstable parkrun #497 attracted 402 runners and 55 volunteers with 17 first time park runners braving the windy conditions. Lance White monitored the situation with his anemometer and recorded gusts of 20mph so we had some tough conditions, that said an impressive 59 of you got a PB.
Thomas May (who is doing his DoE) was my brilliant Co Run Director and did a fantastic job with not only the announcements but assisting with the finish tunnel. This is always a tough job to keep the runners moving so that they can collect their tokens, it’s also worth mentioning that he has a very solid fan club amongst the Whitstable parkun family.
We had tourist from Ashford, Bromley, Long Eaton near Derby, Belfast and Rhodes Greece.
Tom made the milestones announcements and congratulated Debbie Clifford, Sarah Stirrup & Esther Caruso all making the 50 milestones, whilst Miriam Simmons, Sarah Wale & Matt Derbyshire achieved the 100 Run milestone and Cathy Land achieved the unofficial 150 run milestone, so well done to everyone for reaching these milestones.
We had some great pacing as normal. Our pacers are always fantastic, it’s a challenge to get the right pace depending on the conditions, that said our volunteer Whitstable pacers are masters at this. Furthermore, I know that they are all very much motivated to helping fellow runners achieving their personal goals, so we should always give them a big thank you.
A thank you to everyone for keeping to the Prom Route rule of “Keeping Right & Anti Clockwise around the cones” Well done everyone! – Everyone kept to this, special thanks to the front runners who showed the way and the marshals for instilling this to everyone.
As always just a quick note concerning the volunteers - Without the volunteers parkrun wouldn’t exist. We can always do with extra volunteers such as to help with setting up and clearing up after the event, or even writing the run reports. So if anyone wants to help out, please email the office. – It’s great fun and everyone is welcome.
With that said enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a fantastic week ahead.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend