parkrunday: Jesmond Dene #124

Annual pre-GNR parkrun volunteering!

Jesmond Dene is a popular location for parkrun tourists due to the rarity of the ‘J’. It gets a fairly large proportion every week anyway, and on GNR weekend there are a LOT of parkrun tourists in town.

The normal attendance is about 180. This weekend we got 440, which smashed the attendance record by some considerable amount.

This meant that being on finish tokens was a bit of an adventure! We had 448 in the box so VERY nearly into the emergency printed paper ones – I was ready with the scissors at the end!

An amazing morning. A bit stressful for the volunteers at times but it all went off without a hitch and it was incredible to see so many people in the Dene – such a fantastic atmosphere for race weekend.

Back to Town Moor next week for the GNR t-shirt photo!

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