Who needs Rio with the display of sporting talent on view today. THQ is convinced we have some future Olympic hopefuls in amongst the throng of runners today. Two themes run through todays blog, firstly the name ‘Lewis’ and secondly the number 50.
So… a special mention to a couple of chaps called Lewis today. Firstly the one that helped out with the IT given one member of THQ was over 50 miles away! Secondly to Lewis Marsden, aged 5 who completed all four laps and definitely got more applause than Wiggo at the end!! I did however spot him in the café at the end I’m assuming is was a healthy post-race meal!!
Onto the second theme…the number 50. It won’t have escaped you that a THQ regular was missing today, due to a big birthday!! Some of you probably welcomed the short introduction at the beginning of the race and one or two of you mentioned he looked well on it – although I must point out both these people had glasses on! Anyway he’s laying claim to completing a parkrun this morning (traitor!) although I’m sure by now he’s discussing his list of ailments (bad back, tennis elbow etc.). Feel free to head over our facebook page to offer some birthday wishes – I’m sure the younger members of his family will show him how to access them!
That’s two members of THQ hitting a big milestone this year, another one of our more silent partners gets their next year!
Onto the business end of the race, 96 of you turned out today with around 25 new runners! Dave Matthews was first over the line in 17:39, excellent runs also completed by Sam Thompson, beating his Dad and James Eaton beating his best mate! It’s worth noting the official world records in the 5K (5000 metres) are held by Kenenisa Bekele with 12:37.35 minutes for men and Tirunesh Dibaba with 14:11.15 minutes for women – so there’s a challenge for you all next month. The final point worth noting is Lynette Hollands promise to give up alcohol….look forward to hearing how that’s progressing next month!!
Todays donations of £95.30 will be gratefully received by Myeloma UK thanks to Richard Reed’s nomination.
Our tireless marshals stepped up again this month, covering the gaps left by others – many thanks.