THE POWER OF PARKRUN
For my 100th Parkrun, I asked my friends to dress up to make it a special occasion. Then I happened to see a post from a regular Parkrunner on the event Facebook page, asking everyone to look out for her granddad; he would be celebrating his 80th birthday that day and would be in his usual spot cheering us all on. So we stopped to wish him – Brian is his name – a happy birthday and gave him one of our party balloons. He looked astonished and asked, ‘How does everyone know?’ That’s the power of Parkrun. Debbie Pentland, Southsea, Hampshire
Debbie and friends join Brian for a joint thumbs up to help mark his 80th birthday.