The forecast had been dire.
Wet and wintery conditions had blown into Knoxville on parkrun-eve (previously known as Friday) and had hung around until first light the following morning. This left your volunteer team on tenterhooks - would it pass in time for the eighth Third Creek Greenway parkrun?
The answer - to the relief of us all - was yes. With only about an hour to go, the rain stopped leaving slick but clear conditions for the participants, volunteers and ‘barkrunner’ Scout who took part.
We were excited to three welcome newcomers this week. Max was taking part in his first parkrun after volunteering last week while Sue and Laura joined to incorporate parkrun into their training. Our free, weekly and timed 5k event is a perfect way to track your progress against longer goals.
Diane and Alex both showed they’re onto a winning streak - setting course personal records for the second week running!
Meanwhile your regular run report writer Joe felt confident enough in his progress in returning from a knee problem to push himself and took over three minutes off his previous course record.
And Chris was our first finisher - despite missing the start! That’s impressive but wouldn’t recommend you make a habit of it…
We couldn’t put on our events without volunteers so a huge thanks to our ‘high-vis heroes’, particularly Trinity who was volunteering for the first time.
We need your help...
We are on the lookout for volunteers for the December 28th and January 4th events as a number of the core team are away. Volunteer roles at Third Creek Greenway parkrun are easy, fun, need no prior experience and don’t require a lengthy commitment.
For December 28th we’re looking for someone to hand out finish tokens to participants crossing the line.
On January 4th we’re after a timekeeper, finish tokens distributor and someone who could help set up signs on the course from 8am.
If you can help out please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week - we’re getting into the holiday mood!
We are back next Saturday at 9am and because it’s the last run before Christmas, we’re going to be all festive! So dig out that Christmas jumper, tinsel, Santa hat or even any themed run tops to join us. As always though, all you need to participate in parkrun is yourself and your barcode.
Don’t forget to register and don’t forget your barcode...
See you then!
Since launching on October 26 2019, Third Creek Greenway parkrun has had 82 individual finishers and had 18 individuals volunteering.