Run Report #219 – Happy 4th July Weekend!

Fletcher’s Cove parkrun
Event number 219
3rd July 2021

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The Brits were not deterred by 4th July weekend at Fletcher’s Cove, with two Brits making an appearance during the run briefing, a parkrun tourist from Bolton and a Brit first finisher, and now a Brit writing the run report!

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What better way to celebrate a holiday weekend than a parkrun?! Did someone say hotdogs? Today 66 people ran, jogged and walked the course, for our 4th July weekend parkrun, of whom 10 were first timers. I make that 71 first timers in the 7 parkruns since restarting, welcome. There was also an almost equal split between male and female parkrunners this week 32 to 31 (with 3 unknowns)!

We saw 8 parkrunners record new Personal Bests, well done to you all and to Benn Thomas as first finisher and to first timer Kristin Lemos, first female finisher and second finisher overall. All very impressive in the DC summer heat.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun Results Page.

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It was me and my family’s first time back at Fletcher’s Cove since January 2020 and it was great to see all the familiar faces, and so many new ones. We’ve all missed the Fletcher’s Cove community and post parkrun Black Coffee trips. It feels like life is getting back to normal. And two exhausted 2 year olds are now sound asleep after all the excitement :-)

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As always a big thank you to the 14 volunteers who made the event possible:

Alice BENDER, Michael BENDER, Matt CHURCHWARD, Daniel CONNOR, Terence DUNBAR, Cathie FAGERSTROM, Fred FAGERSTROM, Rob KEMPSELL, Terry MICHEL, Martha NEFF, Dan OWEN, Matt PERKINS, Linda RAHAL, Dave SCARNATO

If you are interested in volunteering but are unsure of what is involved in the roles, speak to any of the volunteers, or the volunteer coordinator (who is usually holding the white board during the run briefing). Volunteering is a fun way to experience the other side of park run, and ensures that we can continue putting on events at Fletcher’s Cove. You can also view the volunteer roster on the parkrun website: https://www.parkrun.us/fletcherscove/volunteer/

IMG_7508 IMG_7509 IMG_7510Useless fact: Fletcher’s Cove parkrun started on 9th January 2016. Since then 3,134 participants have completed 13,096 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,480 km. That’s the equivalent of running 5 ½ round trips from Washington DC to London, England and back.

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A reminder that Fletcher’s Cove parkrun will be in attendance at the annual Palisades 4th of July parade tomorrow (July 4th!) and would love as many of our parkrunners as are able, to join us and walk the parade route.  If you have a parkrun milestone shirt or a parkrun Apricot, please wear it!  As with our weekly events, dogs and strollers are welcome and the more the merrier!

We will meet at Whitehaven and MacArthur (Near Black Coffee) by 1145 on Sunday 4th July - bring water!

Happy 4th July weekend everyone!

Matt (another one)

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