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Photos from Rutland Water Parkrun as it returns after Covid 19 pandemic




Parkrun made a welcome return to Rutland Water on Saturday, having taken a long break during the pandemic.

The 5km event, which starts near Normanton Church before heading off over the reservoir dam, attracted nearly 200 runners and walkers.

First over the finish line was Hannah Lord from Rutland Running Club, who completed the distance in a swift 18-and-a-half minutes followed by Travis Anderson from a Sawtry club, who was 20 seconds slower.

Rutland Water Parkrun is always well supported
Rutland Water Parkrun is always well supported

Bourne Town Harriers and Stamford Striders were also represented, with Amy Rule clinching a new personal best of 21.17 as she crossed the line first for the Bourne Club, and Steve Parker leading home 22 Striders and arriving back just three seconds outside his PB, in 21.46.

The weekly event is run entirely by about volunteers who set up and marshal the course, time-keep and produce the results.

People can get involved either as volunteers or participants by visiting www.parkrun.org.uk/rutlandwater.

Pre-run briefing
Pre-run briefing
Runners get ready for the off
Runners get ready for the off
Morag Roberts marshals the half-way mark
Morag Roberts marshals the half-way mark
Some participants have completed more than 100 Parkruns
Some participants have completed more than 100 Parkruns
The event is used by people to keep fit and to socialise outdoors
The event is used by people to keep fit and to socialise outdoors
A lovely outing for dogs and small children
A lovely outing for dogs and small children
Marshals at the turn-around point
Marshals at the turn-around point
The half-way mark
The half-way mark
The run attracted about 200 participants
The run attracted about 200 participants
A sheep keeps out of the way
A sheep keeps out of the way
Amy Hodgson from This Mum Runs Lincolnshire approaches the finish
Amy Hodgson from This Mum Runs Lincolnshire approaches the finish
The finishing line
The finishing line
Volunteer timekeepers clock everyone in
Volunteer timekeepers clock everyone in
The finish line
The finish line
Vanessa MacKinnon and Steve Parker
Vanessa MacKinnon and Steve Parker
Sarah Wells, centre, with fellow runners and volunteers
Sarah Wells, centre, with fellow runners and volunteers
Each runner has a barcode which is scanned by a volunteer to match their finishing time and position to their name
Each runner has a barcode which is scanned by a volunteer to match their finishing time and position to their name
Clare Morley and Lexie
Clare Morley and Lexie
Amy Hodgson from This Mum Runs Lincolnshire and Rupert Clifton
Amy Hodgson from This Mum Runs Lincolnshire and Rupert Clifton
Vanessa MacKinnon and Sarah Wells
Vanessa MacKinnon and Sarah Wells
Charlie Noble
Charlie Noble
Children are encouraged to help out as volunteers too
Children are encouraged to help out as volunteers too
To take part in a Parkrun visit www.parkrun.org.uk/rutlandwater to register
To take part in a Parkrun visit www.parkrun.org.uk/rutlandwater to register


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