Mainly local Parkrunners this week. Dave W our only runner at Street; with Brian Clark, Sophie and Benjamin Hooper volunteering.
Liz topped our table at Montecute; with Sue (on her 120th), Mike (on his 80th) also running here and Richard gaining our only PB of the week, by more than 2 minutes. Mike was supporting Carole from BHAM on her 100th Parkrun; and Jennie from BHAM was also running her 50th PR.
Over at Longrun, Paul ran his 51st Parkrun without Cathy (who I hope is on the mend??). Good to see Jemma continuing running and stalwart Dave G.
Only Nick and I touristed this week. We were at Solihull Brueton Park. With over 60 runs here between us, we really don't feel like tourists any more and we probably should volunteer at some point. I edged a bit nearer than recent runs to my aim of 30 mins, and Nick still managed to pip me on percentages. This run has become so large, it now has two finish funnels and is always a bit of a walk to the start.
Remember to look out for Montecute Monthly Pacer Events. The next one is 25th May. A chance to volunteer or chase that PB.
Shepton mentioned the need for everyone to consider volunteering:
"A huge thank you to our amazing marshals, many of whom turn out week after week. I have said it before but will say again that without the marshals there would be no such thing as parkrun. Please would everyone consider volunteering after they have maybe completed 10 parkruns. We are in our third year and occasionally struggle to cover all the positions. Marshaling is great fun, it really is and it is these fabulous people that make an event successful. Don’t be shy, next time you see a shout out on facebook, let us know and we will add you to the roster. We love our regular faces but it’s always nice to see some new ones."
Longrun have also put out a volunteer request for next Saturday (18th May):
"Good morning parkrunners!
This week's photos:
(2) Mike at Montecute - Carole from BHAM's 100th Parkrun:
(3) Richard - our only PB-er of the week:
(4) Paul P at Longrun (in green):
(5) Jemma amongst a group of happy ladies at Longrun (in bright pink):