Firstly we need to thank the volunteers who came out in force to make sure your parkrun went ahead without any problems, although due to a local race our numbers were somewhat lower than of recent weeks, a reasonable turnout on a lovely morning in Barking park.We were pleased to welcome 7 first timers including 5 new people, so welcome to Barking Simon Wood and Tracy Richardson and welcome to Barking and to parkrun to ;Steve Allen, Jasmine Abbey, Deepu John, Rehan Azam and Jacqueline Laoudi. Also huge congratulations to the 10 of you who recorded new personal best times including our first 3 female finishers.
On the subject of volunteers, we are taking this opportunity to outline the core roles, TIMER; push a button at the start and a different button as each runner crosses the finish line. Scanner; push a button and scan the athletes barcode and the same button to scan our finish token. FINISH TOKENS; hand a token to each runner as they cross the finish line. TAIL WALKER accompany the final runner as they complete the run collecting signs and cones on the second lap. As you can see the roles are not difficult training is given and we never ask anyone to undertake a role they are not happy doing. The run director is always on hand for help if needed and at Barking there is usually at least one other run director volunteering for additional assistance. Our problem is as the name suggests we need VOLUNTEERS so we can never force anyone to undertake a job, but it is your chance to give something back,and above all it is fun!. You may be surprised but we have many many regulars that have either never offered or have perhaps volunteered a couple of times in our 6 year history.
FEMALE RESULTS 1; Cashelle Souris 23.39 2; Ellen Harrison 25.42 3; Manjit Sangha 27.18
MALE RESULTS 1; Philip Ellul 18.49 2; Jason Syrett 19.44 3; Jody Walker 19.56
Our highest age graded scores were Female Ellen Harrison 77.69% Male Jason Syrett 75.34%
Event number 319
11th August 2018
This week 81 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:
Philip PEARSON • Robert COURTIER • Martin BROOKS • Paul Antony TABOR • Mick MOOHAN • Cristina COOPER • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Martin SMITH • Mark NEW • Sally BRIDGE • Annette PRIOR • Bethany PRIOR • Ita O'CONNOR • Trevor PARKIN • Alice BRIDGE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 2,888 participants have completed 23,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,030 km, including 3,792 new Personal Bests.