What ho parkmates? Who did what, where and when today? How did you get on and why aren’t there more parkmates joining in the fun.
Perhaps it was the rather cool two degrees and a dry morning, which welcomed over 90 parkmates to #Pegasus 256.
So what happened down by the lakeside today? A calm start and then an interesting weather front was just part of the story!
Our global village welcomed some new inhabitants today as the following took their first steps on their parkrun journey: Charley Ward, Erana Rattray, Hayley Vogel, Kate Mcclelland, Louise Kelly and Marcelle Paulsen. Welcome to the family and we hope to see you back here soon.
A big Pegasus welcome also goes to our First Time Visitor, Linda Compton, here on her 87th parkrun today.
David BROOKS knocked up another 50 taking him to 150 runs whilst Lisa MOORE joined the Black T-Shirt brigade by completing her 100th parkrun. Also, volunteer stalwarts Nick DRINNAN & Dean WILLS joined the parkrun v25 club! Well done to all of you!!
There were some great parkthletic performances out there today and the following, hard pushing and deserving parkmates got a shiny new PB: Abigail Chessum, Brendon Lintott, Dean Wills, Giles Witt, Harry Witt, Maia Opthoog, Nellie Opthoog, Sharon Pendleton and Shaun Fauth. Those WITTS are really pushing each other along! Congratulations, well done to you all.
The age grade performance gives you an idea of how well you stack up against the world record for your age group. Roughly speaking 90%+ you’re international standard, 80%+ national, 70%+ Regional and 60%+ good local level so regardless of age we can all bench mark…if we are interested. Some great performances out there today with John MARSHALL cracking out an 80.70% performance and Adrienne SMITH a 79.23%
Looking at the 1,2,3's for Event 256, I can tell you that the Juniors were led in by Giles Witt, Harry Witt and Haven DRINNAN, the Women by Haven DRINNAN, Hayley VOGEL, Kelly LAVALLEY, and the Men by John MARSHALL, Alex Witt and Giles Witt and Stacey Garrett - great effort everyone.
In position 25 today we saw parkmate and VW50-54 Nicola Whalley just missed a virtual podium. Here on run 34 Nicola has been joining us here since June 2019, has a PB of 21:16 and has always run at the lakeside.
In position 56 we saw parkmate and JW15-17 Maia OPTHOOG, who ran with us three times in 2018 and celebrated her return to Pegasus with a PB. Nice to have you back..
We had a few GREMLINS knocking about and interfering with the results but we sorted the little beggars out but we still ended up with six unknowns. Please remember your barcode as the rule, as we all know, is NBNTNE: No Barcode, No Time, No Exception. If you did have your barcode and we have missed you out, please let us know. All genuine mistakes are happily rectified.
Thank-you to all of our volunteer parkmates: Angela PATERSON, Tania BAILEY, John KERRISON, Leona DOUGLASOVA, Aimee GREEN, Diane EVANS, Rosie WHITHAM, Trudy DIGGS, Nick DRINNAN, Maxine BENNETT, Dean WILLS, Mark WILLIAMSON and Chris VAN DER LEER.
Sometimes we get the roster filled quickly, other times we fly close to the wind. If you want to keep it plain sailing down at PEGASUS, do give us a shout as we’d love to see a few more parkmates spread their wings and volunteer at our parkrun. You’re assured a warm welcome, full training, support and the gratitude of all your parkmates.
Thus endeth the report for parkrun 256. Until you come together for the next event, stay safe, be happy, kind and spread some parkmate love.
(Forest of Dean parkrun, UK)