Kensington parkrun comes around every Saturday, but Leap Day comes around only once every four years (most of the time). How often does Leap Day fall on a Saturday? We're not sure, but we know that it happened this year!
So we celebrated Take a Leap parkrunDay on February 29th at Kensington parkrun. Our run director defined Take a Leap parkrunDay as a day when you could leap while running or walking the course, or leap across the finish line. She also mentioned that participants could take a leap of faith, and she encouraged folks to define that for themselves.
Kensington parkrun had 45 participants on Kensington Leap parkrunDay and 14 volunteers. Here is our weekly group photo and a photo of a subset of our volunteers.
Four first timers last week! Welcome to Eric, Kaati, Jorge, and Katherine!
Four returning Kensington parkrunners set personal bests too! Congratulations to Mike, Sam, Heather and Jamie!
Dan scored an official milestone: he joined Club 10, which recognizes kids who have done 10 parkruns! Dan is now eligible to order his white parkrun 10 t-shirt. We had a couple of unofficial milestones too. Steve and Erik each completed their 10th parkruns! No t-shirt because they're grown-ups, but they do get our hearty congratulations on making it 20 percent of the way to the red t-shirt.
After parkrun a bunch of us, including first timer Katherine, got together for breakfast at La Gelatteria. We had a great time and encourage you to join us sometime. Henry entertained us with a dinosaur-turtle face off.
After Leap Day comes March, and March holds plenty of excitement at Kensington parkrun. In fact, it's a whole Kensingtonparkrunpalooza! Check it out at https://www.parkrun.us/kensington/news/2020/03/03/march-2020-its-a-kensingtonparkrunpalooza/! We plan to celebrate Spring on March 21st, even though our reporter seemed to have forgotten about it when she wrote the news piece.
We hope to see you at Kensington parkrun real soon!