Downpour at Conkers pre-Halloween parkrun #493 on Saturday 30th October 2021

Entre nous le deluge.. There was industrial-grade heavy rain, at the set-up of the FREE weekly timed 5km run at Conkers Leicestershire, England, on the last Saturday in October, the darkest morning of the Autumn with clocks due to return to English WInter Time (UTC or GMT) early on Sunday. 35 volunteers, many in fancy dress, made possible the adventures of 265 people who braved the course to run or jog or walk or fly their broomstick or whatever, on the day of the venue’s wettest ever incarnation, the trails nicely laced with lakes and ponds and puddles.

See a full set of 77 images here on Facebook – meanwhile, below is Janet Potter, turning up at 8:45 am undaunted to march out in the rain to marshal the route on her milestone 250th Volunteering session at Conkers. Thank you, Janet, and all our volunteers!

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 80D
  • Exposure bias: +2/3EV
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s