I don’t know why they’ve been so keen to go so early, they could’ve easily gone for end of June and not caused the bother for themselves.
I am doing a run the week before parkrun starts and we will be setting off individually every 30 secs to prevent overtaking. I have also had to submit an estimated time.
Following week I can do my local parkrun that normally attracts 500 to 600 runners in a mass start.
My wife is on the core group at Whitley Bay that has been given permission to start and sure she mentioned they need 1 scanner for every 30 runners to get them through the finish funnel as quick as possible. Runners also have to leave the area immediately.
She also mentioned that we won't start unless the nearest parkruns, blyth, rising sun, and the ones in Newcastle also start.