It was wet, muddy, puddle-strewn, nippy all adding to the mouth-watering mix of the impromptu call to spin the parkrun on its axis and run the other direction along the towpath today. However, no mud, no water, no voluminous engulfing stretch of ominous puddle water can ever deter a cadre of determined parkrunners….
30 stalwarts did the honours this Saturday, leapfrogging, side winding and skipping gaily directly through the gravelly aquatic splendid and smashing splashing features of today’s alternate course. 3 first timers and a visitor from out of the Bath joined the morning constitutional. We had another groundhog this week - Laura Wigglesworth finished in the same time (30:53) at consecutive events at the same location.
Thanks be to the honorable cadre of volunteers – Alex Iverson-Day, Alicia Bender, Andres Falconer, Carter Beach, Dan Owen, Michael Bender, Rob Kempsell, Roberta Alvarez, Rodger Potocki, Sharon Warner and Tim Ramsey.
Fletcher's Cove needs just another 191 runners or walkers to reach 9,000 total finishers since our launch……Everyone can help, tell a friend, bring a friend, get the word out…
Excitement is building in anticipation of the March 16th Paddy’s day parkrun @ Fletcher’s, its organization being craftily masterminded by our dynamic and creative Irish contingent. If you’re curious as to what constitutes an “Irish fry”, then more reason for you to congregate on the sidelines after a parkrun or better yet, volunteer and benefit from wisdom, insights, national secrets revealed, new knowledge freely imparted….This spotted in the Embassy of Ireland newsletter that recently was issued..
And just to inspire our recruitment of natural wonders - our resident herons for example – and the hope that one day they might hop from canal to towpath and join our parkrun, have a look at this communication from S. Africa…..
See you next Saturday/ over and out