This is going to be the last parkrun report for a while due to the spread of COVID-19 (Coranavirus). Unsurprisingly numbers were low at Street with just 2 first-time visitors and just 83 runners. It was a beautiful morning and we were noticeable spread out for the race briefing. Conditions underfoot had improved but it was still pretty muddy. Roxane had the edge on Nick with the age grade score and Richard paced a young lad around with him. Myself and Martin’s times were skewed a little as we helped a lady runner who had a seizure, I am glad to say she is recovered well in Hospital. Fortunately I had a foil blanket in the car and was able to run back with it to help keep her warm. Probably the quickest I had run all morning.
Number were down at 9 Springs with just 349 runners. Paul recorded a PB, Cathy was close and Amanda topped the table with her customary speedy run.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can resume park running again.
Looks like there are some issues at 9 Springs as they again received complaints from park users – in particular from two ladies who were completing their run and had the misfortune of just finishing as our runners started, and who were barged off the path – as indicated last week, reminded in the run brief and then seemingly disregarded immediately, this must not happen! It is a shame some people take parkrun to seriously it is suppose to be of community fun!
Parkrun news hot of the press:
We’re writing to let you know that, in line with public health advice, we have taken the decision to close all parkrun events across the United Kingdom with immediate effect. Initially, this closure will be in place until the end of March, however this is largely to bring all parkrun countries into the same time frame and we very much expect closures to continue through April at least.
Going forward we will update parkrunners regularly and aim to communicate important information as soon as is appropriate.
We know that this message may be a difficult one for you to receive, and many people will be wondering what to do without their regular weekly catch-up. Please rest assured that we are working hard to develop our strategy so that we are able to support the health and happiness of parkrunners around the world during this difficult time.
Remaining active is incredibly important, and we are working on ways to encourage and support that, however please do not arrange group gatherings at your parkrun venues whilst parkrun events are suspended.
Thanks for your continued support, and please know that the parkrun family is there for you.
Well that looks like it for a few months stay safe everyone!