For the first time since the 18th March 2020 Templemore Parkrun returns tomorrow. A day we have waited and hoped for, as it symbolises not just the return of Parkrun to us, but also a sign of better days to come as we continue to emerge from covid-19 and return to normality.
We cannot wait to see you all tomorrow, don't forget that the course has been altered since we last ran, it has also been totally resurfaced in the areas where it was a trail and gravel run, now our parkrun is totally on tarmac.
Tomorrow we are using the Volunteer Apps to time and scan the event, so please be patient as this may take some time to set up and get going, please allow for the 1 meter rule at the finish line. When you have been scanned and you have dropped the tokens into the token bucket please move on and leave the finish area as required under Parkrun Covid-19 rules.
Today we want to thank Kenny Franks, our outgoing Event Director. Without Kenny there would be no Templemore Parkrun. He has been a cool, composed and calm presence behind the scenes, even if he wasnt running or acting as a Run Director on the day you knew he was only a call or text away and able to sort things out.
We also want to thank Tom Lupton, who was our Event Director, Run Director, Results Processor and everything in between for the Templemore Home Run which he has run for us since last summer. The home runs provided community connectivity and a much needed break from the bad days that we have endured.
Hopefully those days are gone now, but the days of Parkrun have returned, so lets run, jog, walk - whatever way you want to do it, lets make tomorrows one a day to remember.