Event number 429
From David Webb A717446. Shropshire shufflers . Shrewsbury .
It’s Friday evening and a decision needs to be made as I am being asked by my little group ( which parkrun are we going to ) . I have a look on the cancellation page due to there being yet another storm on its way. (Dennis ) and make the decision that we are off to wythenshawe parkrun .
Arriving in the car park at 8:15 am with time in hand we double check the cancellation page and multimedia as well to find it’s going ahead. Then we noticed one of the volunteers walking across the car park carrying some equipment. With that we decided to get out of the car even though we’ve got light rain and get our selves ready with hat and gloves on and make our way over to the start area where we introduce ourselves to various volunteers and Jenn the run director and we was duly greeted .
We attend the first timers briefing by the Oliver Cromwell statue paying attention to the route being a 2 lap course on a mixture of tarmac, trail and grass.
We then make our way over to the start line where Jenn the run director gives a quick briefing explaining the route again and also asking us all to please bear in mind that parkrun does not have sole use of the park and please be polite to other users in the park and give them the right of way. She says there’s always next week with better weather to get a p b , then she says “timers ready “ followed by 3 2 1 and where off completing 2 laps of the lovely park passing the the gardens and the community farms being encouraged by the wonderful volunteers in the wind and rain and before we knew it and bar codes scanned we had completed our Saturday morning parkrun buzz.
We went and said thanks to the wonderful volunteers and started our way back to Shropshire but fear not we shall return to you wonderful park hopefully next time with better weather .
So now we praise the wonderful people who made this event happen today .
This week there was a total of 305 people who ran ,jogged or walked the course . Today’s first finisher was nick Hamlin (male ) in a time of 18.13 and the first (female )finisher was Charlotte Edmondson in a time of 20.50 .
There was runners, joggers and walkers From 25 different clubs 57 of them where new to Wythenshawe’s event. 9 off them completely new to parkrun! 16 recorded new p b’s . I can only assume that the wind was behind them.
Also there was milestones reached by Sean jesson and Sarah loughrey reaching there 100 th parkrun’s . And finally a massive thank you to the 20 volunteers who made this event happen.
Nick HAMLIN • Alan LAMB • Jennifer LUTTON • Katharine LAY • Andy HOLLOWAY • Kate HOLLOWAY • Martha WHITEHEAD • Daniel TANNER • David WEBB • Jaya LIMBACHIA • Bruce PARTINGTON • Jennifer SIMPSON • William PARKER • Stuart WHITTLE • Mark DAY • Claire HAMLIN • Libby DAY • Angela POLLITT • Robert GILLOTT • Zeyeem MOHAMMED