What a splendiferous morning at Fletcher's Cove - blue sky, a sublime morning sun, a fresh breeze quivering the shimmering C&O canal waters...This week 75 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers, this day not festooned in yellow vests for the simple reason that Alex had dutifully subjected all of them to a long, long, arduous laundry cycle:
Alex FOXLEY • Dan OWEN • Maddie GRIFFIN • Nancy EDSON • Susan CRAMMOND • Linda RAHAL • Alice BENDER • Dj LOOP • Allan DOSIK • Paula MATTISON
Parkrun survives and thrives by the goodwill and contribution of volunteers. We are now ably equipped with a volunteer whiteboard, so it couldn't be easier to sign up for a slot on the spot before you head off on a run.
Don't be shy, just step up and sign up (you can also email us, see the Fletcher's Cove page on the web). And remember, sign up and your gift will be promptly delivered - a free parkrun, courtesy of your fellow volunteers! YOUR PARKRUN NEEDS YOU!!
Hoorah for the milestone marvel, Linda Rahal, who will soon sport a dashing purple parkrun shirt having notched up 25 occasions as a volunteer. Big salute and thanks to you, Linda!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun results page.
Michael Bender ran for the 50th time at Fletcher's Cove (59 in the USA; 62 worldwide). Louis Marcus Finn finished in 68th position on her 68th run worldwide. Emma Impavido finished in 42nd position on her 42nd run worldwide.
Fletcher’s Cove parkrun started on 9th January 2016. Since then 2,480 participants have completed 9,363 parkruns covering a total distance of 46,815 km, including 1,342 new Personal Bests. A total of 257 individuals have volunteered 1,487 times.
Now, if you're at all curious as to why results took so long to be published on Saturday - there's an easy answer....all you have to do is sign up to volunteer and you too can be introduced to the wonderful world of results processing, which happens dutifully post-parkrun at our local post-parkrun coffee spot, Black Coffee on MacArthur Blvd. Sign up, come for coffee and see how it happens, then offer your services for some quick training so you can do it one week....
This week, we had conundrums aplenty with garbled and mangled data all well on their way to being resolved until the battery on our faithful laptop died. And that hit us at self-imposed deadline time ("I promise, love, I will pick up the kids and drive to the field in the middle of somewhere for the Terrain Race on Saturday!").....
Results processing involves downloading and merging data sets then running through the results table to check for inconsistencies and these appeared like a zombie apocalypse....names appearing twice....pairs we know run in together appearing large distances apart.....and the process is never made easier by the unknowns who run without barcodes.......kind reminder: please remember your barcode, every time!....
Get involved and be a good sport - volunteer sign-up here - click on the link to find out how...
Stay calm and keep parkrunning people!
See you Saturday,