Wotton parkrun #162 – 4th January 2020

Welcome to a new decade of parkrun! We had a good turnout this week of 83 runners embarking on a healthy January and catching up with their parkrun buddies.

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We celebrated some major milestones:

- 100th Wotton parkrun for Jo Symanowski

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- 100th parkrun for Event Director Dave Fitzjohn

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- 50th parkrun for Claire Brown

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- 10th parkrun for Jocelyn R

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We also had 6 brand new parkrunners including 4 from the Spiers family. Well done for making it around. Also, 13 tourists including Tanya Hall visiting from Westville parkrun in Durban S.A.!

This week our course featured two ropes. For anyone who has run the annual Dursley Dozen race, or has heard of its famous "Precipice" (draped in rope to assist in near vertical ascent), do not be afraid. Our ropes are on a very flat section which is very boggy at this time of year. The ropes are to define a clear line for the course and prevent erosion of the surrounding soil. Thanks to Andy for donating them and to Pat for the loan of extra poles. Please try to stick to the main paths, even if they are muddy and try not to create new routes through the saplings around the edges of the course.

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First finishers were John O'Dwyer and Jocelyn Reynard. We had 3 PBs despite the heavy going.

Thank you hugely to all this week's volunteers Alan Honey, Andrew Price, Ann Fitzjohn, Becky Shaw, Carl Jenner, Chris Anthony, Dave Draisey, David Fitzjohn, Grace Morgan, Harry Fitzjohn, Heather Cole, Helen Lennox, Jennifer Anthony, Jeremy Hull, Jude Rugman, Julie Jenner, Kerry Morgan, Kevin Brockway, Lucy Shaw, Mary Lennox, Naomi Price, Rachel Brown, Roland Brown, Rosie Brown, Samuel King and Terry Gralton.

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Please do join us next week. Remember that parkrun parking on the 11th will be at the top car park by the skate park entrance (New Road), to allow space for the primary school cross-country races around KLB school field.

All photographs from January 2019 to current can be seen here

All photographs prior to January 2019 can be seen here

Latest results can be seen here