Well that was parkrun number 166…. The first of 5 in February (this won’t happen again until I reach retirement….. I’ll let you all think about that, but it’s not anytime soon!) - the one where we managed to escape the rain.
On Saturday we welcomed 49 runners to the legendary Wotton mud, including runners from London and Newport as well as some of the more local parkruns.
We had 11 first timers to our lovely course and somehow 2 of you managed to achieve PBs.
I have to mention Ted, who has now earned his white t shirt for completing 10 parkruns! Huge congratulations Ted!
I have to say its lovely each time I am RD to have an opportunity to chat to the runners and it’s always nice to hear comments from our regular attendees and our tourists. One of the things I often hear is how friendly our parkrun is, how supportive the marshals are and what a fab course we have. I think we are very lucky to have such a lovely parkrun community, thank you to everyone for making our parkrun such fun and thanks to those who wear hi viz week on week to enable us to put parkrun on.
This week's hi-viz heroes were - Naomi PRICE • Kerry WHITTON • Thomas MORGAN • Grace MORGAN • Kerry MORGAN • Ann FITZJOHN • David FITZJOHN • Sarah WATT • Pauline DRAISEY • Dave DRAISEY • Christine GORDON • Adam ELDRIDGE • Sandy HOPES • Mary LENNOX • Helen LENNOX • Jeff GRAHAM • Samuel KING • Amy WATSON
In other news, please can we try and stick to the mud and not widen the tracks, hopefully spring is on its way and the park will start to recover…. In the meantime we do need to try and look after it as best we can.
Finally, next Saturday (8th Feb) we will once again have the opportunity to have a chat and a bacon roll in the 'parkrun café' - this will be held upstairs in the Sports Centre until 10.30am. All proceeds to Wotton Ladies Circle current charity (Southmead NICU).
Please remember to bring a change of shoes!!
** FINISH TOKEN #44 is still MISSING. Please check whether you accidentally took it home a couple of weeks ago. We'd love to hear from you if you did, so please get in touch so that we can use it again this week**
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