We always knew parkrunners were a resourceful bunch. Even with Canal Road blocked off for the Tour de Cure, 56 hearty souls found their way to the Fletcher’s Cove start line by 9am.
We started off our pre-run briefing with a shout out to birthday boy Howard FROST, who hit his milestone 50th parkrun today. Happy birthday and congratulations, Howard!
Also, a shout out to our visiting parkrunners from Australia and the UK as well as our 13 Fletcher’s Cove first timers. So glad you could join us on this beautiful, sunny autumn morning.
Speaking of first timers, first male finisher across the line was new parkrunner, Enrico KUHN with a speedy 17:38. First female was Claire WIGGLESWORTH with a sparkling 21:10. And my goodness, did everyone drink an extra cup of coffee this morning? We had a raft of new PBs including Alejandro MALDONADO (19:07), Simon YOUNG (23:30), Ariel SITLER (23:33), Nicholas CHADWICK (24:04), Plauto FLORIANO (29:42), Allison RIZZETTA (30:20), Cecilia HERNANDEZ (38:33), Becca KRANTZ (41:34), and Danielle SPRINGER (41:44). Congratulations, one and all (and apologies to anyone I may have inadvertently omitted)!
Closing in on their 100th and 50th, respectively, parkruns are father and daughter Andres FALCONER and Stefania FALCONER with 99 and 49 parkruns apiece. As impressive as Andres’ 99 parkruns is, what’s equally impressive is the fact that he’s also volunteered 71 times. Wow!
Every parkrun only happens because of the time and dedication of our volunteers. Effusive thank yous to this week's superstar volunteers: Alex FOXLEY, Andres FALCONER, Emma IMPAVIDO, Henry WIGGLESWORTH, Jason LEGUM, and Julia A FIGUEREDO. You made my first time as a parkrun run director so much easier due to your knowledge, competence, and all-around awesomeness.
Want your name in lights (or more accurately in bytes)? It’s so easy to volunteer. Best of all, our standards are low (ha ha ha!). You need no experience, special skills, or talents. All you need is a heart to give back to parkrun in this small way. Simply click on the link in your results email to receive volunteer emails. Or sign into your parkrun profile and sign up there. No spam, no obligation, just an opportunity to give back. Don’t be shy, we’d love to have you join us :^)
And with that, I’m signing off. Have a brilliant weekend, everyone, and hope to see you next week!