I've never seen Lee on Solent parkrun so busy, over 500 runners took part on Saturday which included our latest runners who have just completed the 8 week RunVerity beginner's course. So many of the beginner's achieved their goal of running 5km and it was a great atmosphere with lots of people dressed up in festive gear.
Here are a few quotes from the latest group
"I seldom post on Facebook about myself but if anyone asked me what I would be doing Christmas Eve morning, a 5k park run would not have been on my Christmas list. I did it, I ran all the way.
"Happy with that 🏃🏻♀️#firstparkrundone. Thank you, Verity ... think you're helping me finally change my life!"
"At the beginning of September I joined a beginners running group. I didn't run, not at all! Three and a half months on, I've met the best running coach in the world (Verity Wright), a lovely group of ladies, I've done a 5k Charity Elf Run and today I did my first ever 5k Park Run. I ran the whole 5k both times"