Just the local Parkruns this week - Montacute, Longrun and Street.
It was a Pacer event at Montacute. Mike donned the 30 minute vest and it looks like he paced Amanda around the course, coming in well under 30 minutes. Katy and Sue also achieved good times. The next Pacer event will be 'odd numbers' 29th June.
Young Ben Hooper was Run Director this week at Street and Brian, Dave W, Richard, Martin & Isaac Hooper also volunteering. Emma was our only runner here. Really good to see a wapping 4.5 minutes off her Street PB. Good work Emma.
Paul P topped our table with another great run at Longrun; only 10 seconds away from another PB. Dave had competition again in his age category.
News from PR HQ: Next Saturday (1st June) is GP Parkrun Pledge Day, "If you are a GP or a health worker, bring your colleagues or patients down to Parkrun with you. Parkrun HQ says: 'We aim to get as many GP practice staff as possible to pledge to walk, jog, run and volunteer on 1 June, and bring patients, family and friends along. We want to raise awareness of parkrun across the health sector and promote participation by those who are less active or have health conditions."
Notices from Montacute: "Incidents: Unfortunately we had a couple of unsavoury incidents (with a dog biting a spectator, and an unfortunate gobbing incident which caught the runner behind).
Running with Children: You should all be aware of the main rule where you are running with children under 11 – that they are to be kept within arm’s reach. It is important that the main parkrun ethos of a run in the park with your friends is borne in mind so that children enjoy their run (and keep wanting to come back!) – please don’t shout/drag them round if they don’t appear to be enjoying it!
Please also don’t leave them on unaccompanied near the finish area if they drop out at 2km but you want to keep running…
Exiting the run: With expected increased numbers of visitors coming in to Montacute to see Tottington Hall, we have been asked that, if the gate has been closed, you leave via the Shop rather than going “against the tide” through Reception…
Obviously try to make sure your shoes are clear of sheep poo and be warned – if leaving with children, they have a load of very cute Gromit stuff on sale in the shop that they’ll love!"
A thank you from Street: "Big thanks to Milfield School and Sainsbury's for coming out today and providing free cake, hot and cold drinks! Was much appreciated in this heat particularly. Also thanks to Wells MP James Heappy for coming along and giving parkrun a go!"