Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Saturday 16 March 2019 – ‘Landmarks’ at Wythenshawe parkrun Number 382
‘Landmark’ parkruns come in multiples of 50. On this occasion there were six such landmarks, including Barbara Wright and Katie Reece’s 250th runs, and Martha and I, pictured above at the finish, both joined the ‘200’ club. So there was lots of cake.
The run took place in a deluge. I was going to insert the word ‘sadly’ in that last sentence, but our trot around the ‘flag and sandcastle’ course was actually good fun. We splashed around in modest times, and much to my surprise my son Mike turned up to amble along with his dad for a while.
The café has reopened with some posher furniture. It has lost some of its rustic ambience, but the staff seem happy. Most people went straight home, but some of us battled hypothermia and enjoyed a post run drink/chat and attempted to finish the brownies. Then we tried to dry and sort the finish tokens. Not a huge job, as only 147 runners turned up, many being put off by the rain. On a fine day around 300 would have been expected.
I can confirm that all those pictured above were completely sodden.
The results, for what they are worth, are here. Surprisingly there were several people doing their first ever parkrun, and one lady on her 109th outing managed a personal best!