Almost 100 runners took part in Parkrun at the weekend.
RUNNING ARCTIC winds did not stop almost 100 runners taking part in this weekend’s parkrun — with many completing fast times in order to beat the chill.
Winning in a PB time of 17.39 was Simon McMorran, with Al Rowe second in 18.44 and regular winner Stuart Backhouse pushed into third, in 18.50.
For the women, teenager Grace Crumplin made it her seventh parkrun victory in a PB time of 21.36, with parkrun debutant Julie King just seven seconds behind. Third was Sarah Woods.
In all, 22 runners gained new PB times while many more were close to achieving them.
Before the run, runners who had completed 50 parkruns were presented with their special red shirts and these were Alex and Rees Cooper, Bridget and Jacob Keyte, Chris Murphy and David and Joy Furmidge.
Parkrun is in need of volunteers for the next few weeks, and organisers are calling on everyone to do their bit. With more than 1,000 Islanders now signed up, more than 800 have not volunteered.
It takes no more than an hour of your Saturday morning and is vital to the continued success of the event.
If you are interested let race organiser Ray Scovell know at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the Facebook page.