It was a blustery affair at Wotton Community Parc this week, and I'm not just talking about RD Mike's run brief! Thankfully the rain stayed away and Wotton parkrun #163 saw 48 runners run, jog and walk through the mud to a triumphant finish.
This week Julie Jenner ran her 100th parkrun at Wotton and in parallel this was her 100th time volunteering at parkrun - congratulations Julie and thank you so much for your support!
We welcomed 4 new faces to the parkrun family this week, completing their first ever parkrun, and a further three parkrunners were visiting Wotton for the very first time. Welcome! A special mention for Maddy Dawson - her first run at Wotton but her fiftieth parkrun location - great work!
Congratulations must go to the three amazing parkrunners that recorded Personal Best times at this time of year... great effort and we can't wait to see what you can do when the ground dries out later in the year!
Our parkrun wouldn't happen if it wasn't for our amazing volunteers that turn out in all weathers to cheer on our runners and keep them safe, and this week's tremendous twenty were: Naomi Price, Grace Morgan, Kerry Morgan, Ann Fitzjohn, David Fitzjohn, Veronica Higgins, Julie Jenner, Becky Shaw, Pauline Draisey, Michael Brown, Sue Smith, Carl Jenner, Rebecca Flint, Dave Draisey, Helen Lennox, Lucy Shaw, Caroline Badrick, Samuel King & Tess Knowles! Thank you all.
If you would like to volunteer in the future please contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who kept to the path this week - there isn't a 'dry line' at the moment and you will get muddy, so we would ask you to 'embrace the mud' and stick to the main route in the coming weeks!
Next week due to the fantastic number of pledges to #HealthySwaps by Wotton parkrunners, the Co-op, partners of parkrun UK, will be visiting us and will be handing out goodie boxes as part of their #HealthySwaps initiative - meaning all runners and volunteers will be able to cook themselves a meal after their morning out.
See you there!!
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