Winchester parkrun #238

Run report by James WHITE

So once again we find ourselves at the North Wall Rec at 9AM on a Saturday morning for another fabulously organized, tremendously fun parkrun!  I arrived around 0830 and David  had everything well under control, with a team of helpers already having finished setting up the course!

The conditions were good, with a small shower having cleared before the eager hoards started descending on the park.  The ground was fairly firm underfoot but with some sticky muddy patches in places.

This week was a pacers week, with Matt Grote having organized even numbered pacers from 20 minutes down to 38.  Pacing weeks offer amazing opportunities for people to push themselves to PBs, and today was no exception with a whopping 38 people running new PBs. Well done Matt and team and to everyone who ran so well.

There was some superb support on the way round as well and it was heartening to see how many people stayed to cheer on the runners yet to finish.  It's little things like that, which makes Winchester parkrun so special.

This week saw 12 runners joined the parkrun family.  Welcome! We hoped you enjoyed your first parkrun.  We also had 21 visitors from places such as York, Tetbury, Southsea and Alice Holt.

Huge congratulation to Rafferty SULLIVAN who joined the 10 club.

There were 20 unknown runners!  Don't forget your barcode everyone!!

This week's hi-viz heroes are:

Sarah ALDRIDGE, Matt AVERY, Mark BENZIE, Mike BILLINGTON, Helen BONNOR, Christine BROOKER, Justin BROOKING, Su BROWNING, Ben BURFOOT, Steve CLUETT, David CORNFORTH, Lorraine COX, Luke DIXON, Robbie DOWNER, Jack Oliver ENGLAND, Hannah FERRE, Drew K FORREST, Matt GROTE, Janice HARMER, Mike HASTIE, Patricia HEATON, Max HICKIN, Joanne HINDLE, David HOWELLS, John LA TROBE BATEMAN, Matt MANDELBAUM, Deborah NASH, Kate PATRICK, Carol PUSEY, Ann STANHOPE, Lucy SUTTON, John SWEENEY, David WATSON, Paul WEEKS, Gordon WESTLEY, James WHITE, Leo WILLIAMSON, Simon WILLIAMSON, Sarah WITT

Thank you to everyone who made today's run possible and to everyone who made it so enjoyable!

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