Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Saturday 24 July 2021 - Wythenshawe parkrun #432

Hoorah, we are back! About 300 parkrunners assembled in a field at Wythenshawe Park to take part in one of the first parkruns to take place in England since 14 March 2020.

The finishing funnel was installed, and we spread ourselves around the field to listen, suitably socially distanced, to Andy's comprehensive briefing, and his explanation of a new three lap course due to a dinosaur event taking place in the area of the park that's supervised by Oliver Cromwell, where we usually start our run.

Many of us jogged around the course at a modest pace, chatting briefly to our friends, including those who lapped us on the wide, grassy course.

After finishing, I caught up with Martha, Tail Walker today, and committed volunteer Sam who sounded delighted to be able to return to his Saturday morning work experience job, both of them happy to be supervised by Alan.

This will be the last image of Matteo for some time, as he is due imminently to move to near Rimini to work in the family joinery business. Good luck, Matteo.

Tearoom drinks were duly sourced and consumed. Most attendees had gone home before I took the next two 'regulars' pictures.

Andy, Tristan and and Alan, ably supervised by Kate, then performed their magic and were able to publish the results before 11:30. A brilliant effort - well done to them in successfully setting up the new systems required due to the Covid pandemic. Thanks also to the many volunteers who also made it all possible.

Here's our route - basically three laps around the perimeter of the playing fields. A bit boring, but there was plenty of room for everyone and it was simply great to be back after so many months of Lockdown.

The full results are here.

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