Two things of note have happened this week. One of them, I believe, the other I don't.
First up, as run director and being there for it, I am certain that a perfect, delicate Saturday dawned, ready for the 72 runners who came from near and far (well, as far as Gloucester) to enjoy a jaunt round our fabulous 5K course.
What I'm not so sure about is Ann Fitzjohn's pineapple plant. Now, I'd trust Ann with my life but I'm not sure the plant she had on her window sill this week was the pineapple she claimed it to be.
I know that we had 14 first timers at Wotton, including 2 complete first timers but I'm not convinced that you can just twist the leaves off of a pineapple, stick it in water and watch the roots grow, like Ann says you can.
Jane Heryet, Rosie K and Giles Gould were absolutely, definitely among the 13 PBs (see, I told you conditions were good) that went down at parkrun but I can't believe that planting the head of a pineapple in a pot will grow you the whole new pineapple of which Ann speaks.
I can't see that those pineapples grow above the ground as I've been told but it was fab to see the 16 volunteers that helped make parkrun a rip roaring success on Saturday - thanks to Peter CHAFFER, Ann FITZJOHN, Carl JENNER, Julie JENNER, Andy KIRKUP, Stella LAING, Colin LENNOX, Alice LEWIS, Emma MEREDITH, Grace MORGAN, Kerry MORGAN, Jenny NAYLOR, Amanda PEARSON, Laura ROYLE, Liam ROYLE and Amy WATSON.
So. while I haven't got a clue what I think about pineapples and whether I'm being led down the garden path, I'm certain that it was a pleasure to be part of a brilliant parkrun last weekend.
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