On the 20th July, KADS, along with their friends and family took over the 120th Shipley Country Parkrun and helped 176 parkrunners cross the finish line. We had so many willing volunteers, we were able to have a fleet of 11 pacers from 20 to 35 minutes, as well as two tail walkers. Whilst we were promised thunderstorms (yes, it’s July) the weather held off and led our very own Shell Chauhan as race director is looks like we pulled it off. They might even ask us back.
Big shout out to the Shipley Country Parkrun volunteers who weren’t given the day off to help organise us and make sure we didn’t make a pig’s ear of it! You can check out their parkrun website here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/shipleycountry/. KADS are actually one of the top clubs for attendance at Shipley, so it really it seemed only fair we gave something back to the parkrun community.
All parkruns are run (pardon the pun) entirely by volunteers so please consider volunteering every now and again to help keep parkrun the amazing event that it is. You can find out more about volunteering at Shipley on their website: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/shipleycountry/volunteer/ but there are plenty of others across the region that need our support.
Most of all, thanks to Becca for organising the rabble and making sure we all got to where we need to be. And for the cake…