Amazing views and running conditions this morning, be it a bit chilly with a touch of morning frost. The good weather definitely got the numbers out as we set a new record attendance today! For the first time we had over 300 participants as 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course! We had 71 first timers and of those returning 55 recorded new PBs. Representatives of 18 different running and triathlon clubs took part. Today was the start of parkwalk as well-parkrun is for everybody so we welcome walkers, joggers and runners!
We had loads of visitors from parkruns all around the UK including the home of the parkrun Bushy. Hope you had a good time guys and spread the world at home!
Poolbeg parkrun is community based and volunteer led and this week we had a big of a struggle filling the volunteer roster. In the end it worked out on the day and our volunteer team was 16 strong. However we would like to have the roster filled before parkrun morning so if you haven’t volunteered in a while please consider putting your name down for next week or any of the weeks after as safety first at parkrun. As such we will always make sure we can go ahead safely before we look at timing. Not enough volunteers might mean your run may not be timed one day which is not what we want so please help us not make it happen!
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week for more parkrun fun!