Many congratulations to both Trevor Clark and Joyce Morrison on completing their 400th Parkrun which they completed at Worcester Woods making them 2 of only 314 people to complete 400+ Parkruns. Great achievement both of you and many more to come !
Well what a morning that was ! Glorious sunshine was overhead as some of us arrived early to set up the Plum gazebo, a few flags and give final instructions to Marshals. We had over 80 Plum volunteers (some missed the picture)! who covered nearly all Parkrun roles including a great number of cheering marshals around the course which i later found had contributed to a new Worcester Woods volunteering record with a total of 110 people doing their bit to make the morning one to remember. Bells, rattles and clapping could be heard from miles away thanks to the great support on course where some runners later describing it as a “race atmosphere” Pacers were available every minute from 21 – 36 minutes which people took advantage of and bagged PB’s. I have made a little video of the morning so please click HERE and take a look, you may even spot yourself !
Parkrun is a volunteered ran event and only made possible by those who put themselves out and make it happen for the rest of us week in week out. If you haven’t done so already, please please put yourself down to volunteer at you local Parkrun and give something back, so many people just turn up each week to run/jog/walk and don’t think about others giving up their time so you are able to enjoy it. It really is lovely being on the other side of the fence so to speak and it helps the event runs smoothly. There is a variety of roles to be filled so contact your local Parkrun and get involved.
This Saturday 14th September @ Worcester Woods Parkrun, the Pershore Plum Plodders will be hosting a takeover. Filling all volunteer roles and pacers from 21 – 36 mins for you to chase. There will also be a big number of cheering Plum Marshals around the course to help support and encourage you along the way so please come along and join in what is always a lovely morning. We will have our gazebo up so after, please pop along and see us if your looking for any info on joining our super friendly and supportive club. #UTP
Saturday 13th June saw 2 of the Pershore Plum Plodders newest members, Sandra and Gail, come and join us at Worcester Woods Parkrun to complete our 9 week C25K course. Suzanne Price lead the course, which started on the 13th May, with help from various club members who were on hand to support and encourage participants each week. Steadily building up their stamina, distance and confidence in a safe manner helped them achieve their goal which we were delighted to see.
I caught up with Sandra after the run who told me: “I have always wanted to be able to run/jog and have tried on a few occasions without success, this is why I would highly recommend the 9 week C25K course with the Pershore Plum Plodders. With the support and encouragement that they gave me, it made it possible and if I can do it, anyone can. My first Parkrun I really enjoyed. I won’t deny, it was hard, but Sally and Elinor’s support and encouragement got me round. I am now looking forward to the next Parkrun to try and improve my time ! ”
Brilliant achievement from both ladies and many congratulations. We will look forward to seeing you join in with our usual Plod nights.
If you, or anyone you know of, are thinking about taking up running, maybe you’re getting back into it after time away or you are just looking for a friendly club to join, then why not come along to one of our Monday night sessions where someone will be on hand to start you off on your running journey with us ? Click here to find out more. #UTP