Leakin Park parkrun #43 brought us beautiful weather and even more beautiful volunteers. Thank you, Arthur LIEN, Bridget MCCUSKER, Kristie METZ, Mackenzie HORNIK, Michael WILLIAMS, Sally WALLER, Will JONES, and Zach JONES for making another week of parkrun so warmly (figuratively and literally) possible.
Leakin Park was happy to introduce parkrun to those who discovered our hidden gem. The Ringgolds heard about us through the community association and decided to share the adventure with barkrunners Bruno and Bree. The Haynes brothers, Charles and James, stumbled upon us while fishing and knew they needed to return to fill their passion for running. The brotherly love carried over to Ray Gladue who joined brother and Leakin Park regular Joe to the park. Welcome one and all!
Ray traveled in from Philadelphia, but his trip may have been one of the shorter treks in comparison as we welcomed the Cunningham/Day family hailing from London. Ashlyn and Tim could not leave the US without getting a parkrun in, so travel to Baltimore they did. The two also wrangled up brothers Sean and Patrick to join them for a morning run.
The pleasant Saturday spring morning allowed us to welcome Sai and Arrabi out of the winter doldrums while two of our local running clubs, Moms Run This Town and the Baltimore Road Runners Club were well represented by Sarah, Rian, and Sally.
Count Von Count would be proud of our achievement in the multiples of five category as Sai brought in parkrun #5, Astha and Malisha joined our 10+ club, Sally earned parkrun 15, our parkrun tourist Tim jumped to 35 runs, and our hometown parkrun split-between-College Park-and Leakin Park fave, Gus, showed off what 70 parkruns looks like. Whew, we ran out of fingers!
Congratulations to Leakin Park parkrun regular, Jon Hermansen, for hitting a PB this week. Jon's time was such a remarkable feat, it proved to be the second fastest time ever run at Leakin Park. Great work, Jon!