Pocket parkrun #38: The Girlguiding Takeover Run Report

Josh Brunning · 09:00 Saturday, 23 February 2019

🔀 from Pocket parkrun

This weekend saw Pocket parkrun’s first takeover event. Girlguiding took over events all over the UK as part of their world thinking day. Another reason they were here in Pocket park was to ask if anybody would be willing to volunteer at Rainbows, Brownies or Guides. If you’d like to you can register to volunteer by clicking here or you can find out more by clicking here.

Today there were 226 parkrunners taking part on what was, I think you’ll agree, was a morning I was hoping would be a bit brighter. Nethertheless, there were 48 people at Pocket parkrun for the first time including 25 who were taking part in a parkrun for the first time. 65 people acheived new PBs this weekend.

First finisher this week was Benvenuto Baldelli in a time of 17:43, female first finisher was Amelia Fleming50_club_mini in a new PB of 21:30. Benvenuto also broke our age grade record with 83.25%!

New Club Members

A massive thank you to all our volunteers this weekend: Alex Leach-Carter, Alexander Sittampalam, Amanda Kerr-Munslow, Becki Barnett25_club_mini, Charlotte Simpson25_club_mini, Chloe Corby, Chloe Goodyear, Chloe Larcombe, Christopher Ferguson, Claire Price, Clover Peat, Emily Bunting-Cleary, Emma Goodyear, Emme Leach-Carter, Harriett Simpson, Haydn Evans, Heather Sittampalam, Holly Simpson, Izzy Bunting, Jackson Burton, Jennie Moore, Jim Burton, Julie Corby, Katie Rush, Kenny Leckie25_club_mini, Lara Smith, Louis Phillips, Mark Crane25_club_mini, Mark Emery, Maya Rush, Natalie Bartlett, Norma Leckie, Phoebe Leach-Carter, Sam Griffin, Sarah Louise Morgan, Sarah Tully, Stephen Ferguson25_club_mini, Steve Moore25_club_mini, Steven Barnett25_club_mini, Tamla Burton, Zoe Sheffield andthis weekend’s fantastic run directors, Antony Moore25_club_mini and Grace Gibson.

A massive congratulations to Grace on her first event run directing and to all the Girlguides marshalling out on course and helping out at the finish area. 15 people volunteered at their first event this weekend and in total, we had 44 different volunteers - second only to our inagural parkrun back in June last year but beating the number we hav

Thank you to everyone who ran, jogged walked, cheered or volunteered at this weekend’s parkrun. If you’d like to join list of voluntters for next week (or any week) you can visit www.parkrun.org.uk/pocket/volunteer/ to find out more. You could also go to the future roster to see what positions are available or get in touch by emailing pockethelpers@parkrun.com to see what you can do.

Untill next week,

#DFYBC (8 of you did this week!)


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