Apparently a man from a family well known to the authorities has been arrested on suspicion of arson at the Hall. Meanwhile there’s been quite a bit of action within the fenced site, with protective sheeting having been installed and scaffolding erected. Luckily, it hadn’t rained since the fire, though I imagine the firefighters gave the place a good soaking.
223 parkrunners assembled outside the fence for a run around the ‘normal’ course for perhaps the first time this year. Two weeks of drought have enabled the mud to solidify and the grass to dry out, so it was probably a fast track today for those who wished to ‘bust a gut’.
Andy was found modelling the posh ‘Race Director’ jacket today, with the loudspeaker system sort of working. Does Andy really have such a fuzzy voice? There were ‘tourists’ from far and wide, including St Albans.
I held back at the start this week and jogged steadily round, as did Sue. Neither of us sustained an injury, so the plan worked, albeit the pace of my jogging turned out to be not exactly ‘steady’:
Sue’s 32 minute effort was in the company of Cary, on his first outing since the surgical removal of a toe nail (ouch!).
The full results are here. Well done to Michael, whose finish in 34th position spearheaded the VM65-69 year old brigade. There were only five of us in that category this week, but with a total of 614 parkruns between us we can hardly be described as inactive.