JP parkrun #92: The Rise of Pondwalker

After an extended vacation at the lovely Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond parkrun returned to the newly revamped and repaved Jamaica Pond. Although the temperatures were quite cold, we saw 76 parkrunners come join us for our return.



Within these numbers we saw two 50 run milestones. Huge congratulations to Janice Fergusson NISBET of Harpenden Arrows Running Club and Gillian KEENAN of Sloggers to Joggers for their achievement. We also had seven first timers who braved the cold to get in their first two laps of Jamaica Pond. Congratulations also to Charlotte LEAPE, Sophie PODHURST, Patricia MCGALEY, Brigid MEEHAN and Vicky PHAM for running personal bests!


Our volunteers really are what makes parkrun possible. A huge thank you to those who marshaled, tail-walked, helped with setup and all the other volunteer positions during our time at Arnold Arboretum and especially to Dan FORWARD and Chrissie CONNORS for working tirelessly each week to make sure that we have a full roster of people to make parkrun run (or walk) every week.IMG_20191207_091230

Yesterday's volunteers included Jeannette ROBINSON who ensured that our runners and walkers safely made it through the funnel, while with cheer encouraged everyone at the finish. Thanks also to Wali SABUHI, James SMITH, Robert STEEVES,Kent HIRSHBERG, Eric AVERION, Colby JENKINS, Arnost LOBEL, Karen ATKINSON, Neil GUERTIN, Anthony NASCH and Katie KELLNER for volunteering this week.

-Ben BIRCH, Run Director

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