Trials and tribulations of our parkrun core team this morning: Rubbish left on the course-5 full bags later it was cleared. Fair play to Mark for cleaning up! Next up: puddles! Some worse and a lot deeper than we’ve seen over the winter! Some quick thinking of RD and marshals had that sorted with cutting of a corner but at the same time moving the finish chute to ensure that the course wasn’t short! And then the run still had to begin!
Ash and his team of 15 volunteers made it possible for 141 people to run, walk and jog around our scenic course. We had 22 first timers and 16 of those returning recorded new PBs. Representatives of 13 different running and triathlon clubs took part.
We had a volunteer milestone with regular tail walker and member of the core team reaching ‘purple tshirt’ status-well dome Fiona! If purple is your colour also you know what to do...(hint)! And congrats to regular parkrunner Mary Butler who broke her own age grade record once more. Well done Mary - flying it!
We had visitors from the UK, some of which are going to Bon Jovi later and also from South Africa. Hope you enjoyed our scenic route! The weather fairy was kind and even let us have some sunshine!
See you all next week for more parkrun fun!