parkrun paused runreport #10
"Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about" - Marilyn Monroe
Yeh, we have reached the 10th milestone for our paused parkrun reports. We keep producing our paused run reports to keep our parkrun community in touch with each other and to offer a hand of support for those who want to reach out to us. We enjoy seeing what our parkrunners have been upto, all the comings and goings so to speak and this week we haven't been short of stories to share.
In the week we passed 60 days in lockdown, parkrun regular John Yates celebrated his 50th Birthday with a massive show of support, we saw the talent of Ian Rankin in an international acoustic performance, Styal Running Club smashed their 2600 mile target and Bev Denby (one of our core run directors) went purple for a good cause.
One of our parkrun regulars, John Yates celebrated his 50th birthday this week, he was set to hit his 50th parkrun and red t-shirt milestone around the same time, but due to parkrun being paused, the red t-shirt will have to wait. However, his wife Helen Yates was not going to let his 50th birthday pass without a few surprises. Helen set out on bringing together 50 friends in a virtual run of support -'5K - Doing It Your Way - For John's 50th Birthday'. Helen managed to keep the arrangements a surprise and it was only on the day that John saw just how many friends joined in by walking, running and cycling.
We spotted a number of our own parkrun regulars surprising John, including Ian & Linda Morton, Tony Collier and Mandy Winckworth amongst just a few. Well done Helen, in total 60 people were out showing their support.
In our other news we have seen a number of our fabulous friends raising money for great causes.
We knew we had some talent amongst our parkrunners and this week, Ian Rankin, took it to another level! He was one of the support acts in a Live acoustic session in support of Epilepsy Action. A number of acts from the UK and Australia joined force for one good cause, the headline act was Pixie Lott, and Ian was certainly in good company. Well done Ian, great performance.
One of our core Run Directors, Bev Denby, joined four of her work colleagues this week in raising funds for improving mental health and the charity MIND. The theme was to put their hair in the safe hands of friends and family and face the scissors or hair dye. Bev let her husband Ian loose with the hair dye and what a good job he did. In keeping with our milestone t-shirt theme, Bev chose volunteer milestone 25 purple. A perfect match! Bev and her friends have raised over £5900.
Back in April our friends at Styal Running Club, set themselves a target of 2600 miles in 26 days as part of the London marathon 2.6 challenge. They were raising money for East Cheshire Hospice. In just 17 days they surpassed their 2600 mile target, and they all kept going, by day 26 they completed over 3600 miles. Well done everyone, amazing! To date, the club have raised over £1500.
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I couldn't resist a cute picture to finish!
Have a safe week, and we will be back next week. SM