Wotton parkrun #172 – 24th July 2021- Welcome Back!!

Well, after 70 weeks off....we're back!! Such a brilliant morning. We were all expecting rain but thankfully none materialised though sadly the overnight showers hadn't re-filled the water-splash! There was a really great buzz around the start area with everyone politely distancing themselves or standing in family groups.

After a very quick run briefing, the field of 63 parkrunners were off. Lots of happy smiling faces greeted John who was back marshalling on his favourite corner along with lots of new flags. Wishes were also aimed at marshal Eileen who's birthday (somewhere between 78 and 80) was coming up on Sunday.

We welcomed three brand new parkrunners - Harry, Hugo and Kath plus 4 people who were visiting Wotton for the first time. You picked a great time of year to visit but we really recommend a winter trip as well - hope to see you all back again sometime in the future.

Congratulations to Mary Lennox and Emily R for completing parkrun number 50, and to Katie Pinnington for completing parkrun number 350. We had an astonishing 12 PBs which means some people have been keeping very fit during lockdown.

First finisher Stephen Biles was only 10 seconds off of his PB and First female finisher, Maddy Dawson took a staggering 2 minutes 16 secs off of her PB - well done to both of you.

It was fantastic to have a full compliment of volunteers which allowed us marshals on most corners - thanks very much to Peter CHAFFER • Rich WILSHER • Andy KIRKUP • Kate WOODROW • Eileen HIERON • John HIERON • Grace MORGAN • Garry STRICKLAND • Tracey STRICKLAND • Kerry MORGAN • Ann FITZJOHN • David FITZJOHN • Victoria JONES • Tim SMITH • Jeremy HULL • Julie JENNER • Stella LAING • Sue SMITH • Paul JONES • Philip KIRK • Jenny NAYLOR • Nigel VAUGHAN • Catherine KNOWLES • Luke NAYLOR

If you would like to volunteer this coming Saturday or anytime in the future please contact wotton@parkrun.com

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