Wotton parkrun #169 – 29th February 2020

First ever Leap Day parkrun

After a long night of yet more rain, storm Jorge calmed down a little for our 9am start. With another weeks worth of rain, the course was at it's wettest and muddiest ever. This didn't deter our 29 amazing finishers - and what a fantastic number on 29th Feb!!!

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start

At the run briefing, we celebrated Helen Lennox's Leap Day Birthday - Helen has marshalled on her corner 78 times and her parents presented her with her very own 'Helen's Corner' sign. Thanks also to Mary for the delicious cookies and Granola bars.

Helen

We had 9 first time visitors to Wotton with local tourists from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Eastville and Pomphrey Hill.

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First finishers were Andy Kirkup with an impressive time for the conditions of 21:37 - this was Andy's 29th run at Wotton, and Julia Edwards on her first visit to Wotton with a time of 28:05. Unsurprisingly there were no PBs today!!

One of our regular runners Thomas M completed his 100th run and has now earned himself his black milestone t-shirt - well done Thomas and thank you Kerry for the goodies at the finish :-)

Tom M

Thank you to all our volunteers especially those helping to marshal the car park this week - our hi-viz heroes were Naomi PRICE, Andrew PRICE, Tom MORGAN, Grace MORGAN, Heath GWILLIAM, Kerry MORGAN, Ann FITZJOHN, David FITZJOHN, Nigel DODD, Pauline DODD, Julie JENNER, Carl JENNER, Rebecca FLINT, Mary LENNOX, Helen LENNOX, Samuel KING and Amy WATSON

volunteers

Next week parkrun will be celebrating international Women's Day and we would love you to bring along anyone who has been thinking about coming to parkrun, but hasn't quite made it yet - just remember to get them to register and print off a copy of their barcode.

We will also have our pop-up cafe in the Community Sports Centre after parkrun - the Ladies Circle will be selling hot drinks, squash, bacon rolls and cakes/cookies. Don't forget to bring a change of footwear as mud not allowed in sports centre!!!

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