|MOOOO! (yes, I know they're cervine, not bovine,|
but they do moo!)
It's Autumn and rutting season for the deer, so there are lots of warnings in the park that there are rather possessive stags parading about, bellowing and being a bit aggressive about their harems of does. As long as you don't get too close, they're fine and won't charge, but oh boy are they vocal!
I just made it to the start area at around 08:50 to catch the end of the pre-run speeches and awards for the year at Bushy parkrun. As it is the 8th anniversary, Nell McAndrew (OMG, she's only a year younger than me!) was there to start the run off and pose for photos with finishers. She's so supportive of parkrun, running and sport in general - a great role model for women and girls in terms of healthiness.
|There were -loads- of 50 and 100 shirts, not obvious from this picture|
|Nell prepares to take the megaphone to start the run|