A record-breaking 1025 runners and 60 volunteers paid a heart-warming tribute to two special men at Cannon Hill parkrun on Saturday (6 May). It was the third outing for the John Enright parkrun at Cannon Hill, a club 'mob-match' between Bournville Harriers and Kings Heath RC.
Record Turnout At Cannon Hill parkrun
The event was held in memory of John Enright, a popular member of Bournville Harriers and parkrun devotee who died three years ago aged 43.
Equally missed was Darren Hale, another parkrun stalwart and talented athlete who passed away suddenly. Both clubs came together along with Cannon Hill Crusaders to celebrate the two men's lives by taking part in the run as a mark of respect.
There was another competition between the two clubs – a bake-off featuring a mouth-watering selection of homemade cakes on offer, with donations going to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Together they raised £1,500. Kings Heath RC retained the John Enright trophy and won the bake-off, ie they had highest number of cake sales.
The 5k was one of three parkruns that experienced a four-figure attendance on Saturday, and had the second biggest attendance after Bushy, which had 1368 runners. The third highest attendance was at Southampton with 1013. Sunday's (7 May) Cannon Hill junior parkrun also had a record turnout with 177 runners.
For more information, visit the Cannon Hill parkrun website.
Photo courtesy of Cannon Hill parkrun