Welcome to JP parkrun #97 – 2020 bringing parkrun into the post-truth world

As we bring Boston Jamaica Pond parkrun screaming into 2020 with this post-truth world report we have a handy dandy guide (see bottom) to help you navigate the new waters that we're now in. This will prepare you all and any elections that happen this year - it will also make you want to get away from all the media and politics and join parkrun every Saturday at 9am to forget that stuff.

It was a beautiful sunny* Saturday morning. Yes, you really can see blue* skies and sunshine*.

IMG_1607125 runners survived the treacherous* course avoiding the attack* geese and their minefield* of droppings. We don't know how many starters there were.  The results are in with enhanced* times, everybody* achieved personal bests and of whom 39 were first timers (at this event) 33 first time ever and 13 [really] recorded new Personal Bests.

IMG_1600Representatives of 7 different clubs took part including 27 Somerville Road Runners club joining us and attaining 6 out of the first 10 places. Thank you to Liza NEUSTAETTER for organizing!

IMG_1722Also a big thank you to volunteers Chris MEENAN • Jarlath MEENAN • Sarah-Jo SINNOTT • Laura CORNELISSEN • Claire MC MANUS • Wali SABUHI • Jeanette ROBINSON • Dan FORWARD • Chrissie CONNORS • James SMITH • Robert STEEVES • Jon WILLCOX • Chamali NARANGODA • Kent HIRSHBERG • Will PETERS • Summer HARVEY • Deena ABRAMSON • Spencer RUPORT • Cristina AGUAYO-MAZZUCATO for making this possible.

IMG_1725Dad - have you got a pilot's license?

IMG_1644park run director "dad you're fired"

IMG_1747What a nice shirt!

In another victory we had ALL the tokens returned.  THANK YOU  parkrunners!

Next week Boston JP parkrun returns under the firm hand of Claire MC MANUS who will be inspecting all strollers* pilots licenses* and rooting out all dodgy activities with the park run police*

*Lie**
**Caused by an outbreak of politicianitis***
***A 1000 times stronger variant of wifitis/husbanditis/partneritis****
**** Partneritis definition: lies told to keep the relationship together - such as "that's quite alright being only 1.5 hours late without warning".

Your RD, James Smith