Brooksie’s Bash 2023 – Sunday 16th July

300 runners took part in the 10-mile trail race known as Brooksie’s Bash starting at 10 am on a dull sumer Sunday morning from Foremark in Derbyshire, England. A small number also took part in a 5km MiniBash at the same time. Later, the sun came out. Our main album was taken at the finish line with individual runner portraits for all but 6 of the 292 runners. Some 300 photos of finishers of the 10-mile Bash are posted on the Facebook page here: Here’s one of them:

Journey’s end for this runner some 50 metres before the finish..

Also, photos of the pre-starts and of the two 10-mile starts are here on Facebook The first start was a “Gun-time” start, for the faster runners all to go together; ten minutes later, the main body made individual timed starts using the green Dibbing start sensors and transponders provided. SOme sense of the fun atmosphere may be gleaned from this albym, like this crowd below in their amazing fancy dress!

A Fun occasion.. a posed photo outside the Foremark main building with the small lake in the background.

Just 15 photos of the 5k MiniBash are on a separate Facebook album here:

The lead runner in the small 5k miniBash looks back from the finish at an empty funnel behind him

Conkers parkrun #582 Saturday 1st July 2023 – the Volunteers

At the FREE timed weekly 5km event of Saturday 1st July 2023, lots of volunteers enabled 435 people to walk, jog, run or even sprint the 3-plus mile route of the trails of Conkers parkrun. Here are photos of a number of the volunteers – apologies to those I missed!

A small album of images is on Facebook here

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