Fletcher’s Cove parkrun #196 Run Report

Fletcher’s Cove parkrun #196 run report

Another wonderfully sunny but chilly morning welcomed 55 runners, joggers, walkers and barkrunners to enjoy another weekly, free, timed 5km run along the tow path at Fletcher’s Cove. We were happy to have 4 parkrun first-timers and 2 tourists join us at this event. Fletcher's Cove also equalled its record for volunteers (12) for a single day in November, matching the record set on November 9, 2019. Thank you very much to Alice B, Claire W, Dan O, Kathleen D, Martha N, Matteo I, Nancy E, Rob K, Rodger P, Tim R and Zama N for giving up their time to allow us to enjoy our parkrun.

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A special mention to Chris MCNEILL who joined us for the last time before returning to Melbourne after spending 6 months in the USA. Chris joined us regularly at Fletcher’s Cove, volunteered and shared the experience of his 189 parkruns when needed. It was great meeting Chris even though he insisted on wearing an Australian cricket team cap on every visit.

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Run #196 also marked the 50th parkrun for Rob K. Rob celebrated the occasion by being tail-walker and bringing along a visiting guest to make sure the word is spread amongst his friends about this wonderful achievement. Rob is a regular volunteer and his Run Directing receives rave reviews from young and old. Well Done Rob, we look forward to seeing you in your red t-shirt soon.

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Another Fletcher’s Cove regular, Tim R, volunteered for the 50th time at Fletcher's Cove (60 in the USA). Well done Tim.
In non-parkrun news, mighty congratulations to our Co-Event Director, Andres F, for completing the JFK 50 mile race. It was all made possible by the solid training provided by Fletcher’s Cove parkrun. Each mile counts when preparing for such an epic challenge. We look forward to a PB this Thankgiving parkrun as your legs should have had plenty of time to recover by Thursday morning.

This week is one of the few occasions where it will be possible to do two parkruns in one week. Thanksgiving runs will be hosted by our friends at Kensington and College Park. This is the perfect opportunity to burn some calories before the big Thanksgiving meal and putting your feet up watching NFL and checking on the progress of your fantasy football team.
Please join us again this coming Saturday for a scenic run, jog, stroll, walk along the C&O canal, bring along all your Thanksgiving visitors and enjoy the welcoming community at Fletcher’s Cove parkrun. As always all the latest news and updates, including results, can be found at https://www.parkrun.us/fletcherscove/ and be sure to opt-in for all emails and notification to stay up-to-date.
Happy Thankgiving and see everyone for Flether’s Cove parkrun #197 this coming Saturday.

Warm regards
Sedwyn