25 out of the 75 participants at this week's run were first timers - a big welcome! We had visitors from Taiwan, Wales, Belgium, Germany and England among other places, and several new runners from nearby in Stockholm, tempted out by temperatures above zero. For those of you rushing off to catch flights - we hope you made them on time...
We had at least one dog and one pram, and no fewer than 5 new personal best times - well done Per Gysing, Crister Liljefelt, Julian Dent, Mats Lilja and Poyan Gerami. Szu Yao Liao was the first lady to finish, in 23:18 and Julian Dent was the first man in a nippy 16:32, 36 seconds off the course record. Gillian Anderson completed her 440th parkrun! This lady has travelled the length and breadth of the UK visiting parkruns, with the odd trip to Poland, France and Ireland too.
Thank you to the volunteers: Mark ALDRED for guiding the way, Deri THOMAS for scanning barcodes, Sarah-Jane BARRABLE for being run director, Åsa LUNDIN for marshalling the lap point, Peter HANSSON for taking times, Jeanna FERGUSSON for being tail walker and Gunilla HÄGGSTRÖM for handing out tokens.
We need some more volunteers for the rest of the year - why not have a go? There's always plenty of help on hand if you haven't tried it before. Reply to the volunteer send-out email or send a message via facebook or just tell one of the marshals the week before.