As of this Friday morning 8/11/19 the course is currently a bit puddly in places, a bit sandy in places, but perfectly runnable.
Tomorrow's forecast looks a crisp wintery belter - calm, sunny, speedy conditions. That said, the temperature is due to dip around zero at dawn, so a small chance of being greeted by frozen puddles when we arrive around 8. We're pretty confident all will be ok, but have put a contingency in place of diverting to our alternative grass course on Bustardthorpe field if the tarmac track isn't safe in the morning. In that event, we'll have a volunteer marshal at our normal start line until 9am directing people across the other side of the Knavesmire, and would give everyone time to get across.
Other piece of course news is there's a MoRun running event taking place straight after us tomorrow at 10.30. Their event HQ is around our half way point, so we'll have the novelty of running under their giant inflatable moustache. There might also be chip timing mats on the ground but they've assured us they won't create any additional hazards and we'll have a marshal in place there too.
Volunteers - see you at the finish area at 8.30. parkrunners - see you at the start, first timers briefing at 8.55.
Geordie is back with his coffee van at the finish line, and the Knavesmire pub is open for post parkrun brekkie.
Promises to be a lovely crisp wintery parkrun morning. Wrap up warm and don't forget your barcode!