It was a great winter day for a run in the nation’s capital. Temps in the mid 40’s. No wind. Ice ponds turned to puddles. Frozen earth, softening. And only a threat of liquid sunshine at race time.
We welcomed 40 parkrunners, with one First Timer – William Cavanaugh. We hope to see you back soon, and often, William! And on a rare day, we had no out-of-town guests …
The liquid sunshine did arrive around 11:00 a.m., as a small group of veteran Fletcher’s Cove parkrun volunteers gathered for coffee at Kristina’s on MacArthur Boulevard. Led by Event Directors, Andres Falconer and Henry Wigglesworth, the conversation was how to grow the base of Fletcher’s Cove runners, and in turn, grow the base of volunteers. Watch for forthcoming information, but a couple of notes for the immediate consideration of our ‘regular’ Fletcher’s Cove parkrunners :
Volunteer! If you haven’t tried, please consider helping out on an upcoming Saturday. You will have lots of support. The volunteer positions are easy to learn. You indicate your interest at . You can see upcoming volunteer opportunities at
Help us identify outlets to promote parkrun – your community civic associations, social media networks, running groups, etc. Copy and share the below flyer:
Look/listen for the resumption of post-run coffees.
Now back to last Saturday’s run. Alejandro Maldonado led the way with a time of 20:58. Zoe Cachion was first in the Female Division at 24:48. New Personal Best achieved by Sylvie Mortimer, Reetia Lepisto and Marie Reid. Great job, all!
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this week’s event a success: Alice BENDER, Stephanie COOMES, Nancy EDSON, Andres FALCONER, Nico FOXLEY, Sylvia LESIC, Rodger POTOCKI, Mariana RAHAL and Tim RAMSEY. Couldn’t do it without y’all!
Have a great week. See you soon.
David Donahue, Run #103 Director