parkrunday: Jesmond Dene #66

Quick volunteer slot this morning before catching the train.

Post-parkrun volunteering
Photographer (and acting volunteer coordinator) Sue caught me midway through trying to answer the question ‘so… did you also pick up the sign on the OTHER side of the loop?’ Photo from Jesmond Dene parkrun Facebook page.

I was marshalling at the top of the hill today, which is a spot I’ve not done before. There are about fifteen marshal points on the Jesmond Dene course and I’m still trying to collect them all! I was quite genuinely surprised by how many of the runners – even the faster ones – were walking up the hill. When I’m running the course, I always shufflerun up that hill as a point of principle (don’t need to walk hills on a 5k!) and see a lot of people walking it, but I’m generally towards the back of the field so I assumed it was just a slower folk thing. Maybe not.

Back to Town Moor next week for another run.

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