Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day i have a wonderful feeling oh wait hang on this is the run report not the Barking sing along. The earlier rain had subsided and although we had a lot of surface water and tree debris we were a able to proceed without any issues.We seem to have had an unknown runner crossing the line twice, so if you finished towards the rear of the field you may find that your finishing position does not match with the token you were given although we are confident that the times are correct. This week was particularly special because of the number of volunteers that stepped forward enable us to provide you with plenty of support on the course. Perhaps you could let us know next week where you got the loudest cheer was it Aftab and family by the tennis courts, Jason and family by the allotments or perhaps Annette by the main road gate ? Don't let this influence your vote but yesterday was Annette Prior's 25th volunteering appearance at parkrun thank you. For those who maybe were not aware if you volunteer 25 times you get a free tee shirt just like the milestone running shirts (purple).
We were delighted to welcome 19 first timers to our parkrun including an impressive 8 debutants , so welcome to Barking; Duncan, Ellie, Natalie, Richard, Alan, Jessica, Keith, Charanjit, Abigail, Deborah & Jaroslava. Welcome to Barking and to parkrun; Stephen, Somto, Oliver, Duvan, Zac, Claudia, Jade & Julia.
Congratulations to our 2 highest age graded scores MALE Duncan Platt 76.54% ;FEMALE Inga Hayden-Cooper 72.40%
Our first three finishers this week were;
FEMALE; 1; Kim Hainsworth 21.12 2; Jane Bramble 23.09 3 Inga Hayden-Cooper 23.26
MALE ; 1; Nigel Swinburne 18.30 2; Duncan Platt 18.58 3; Russell Middleton 21.01
This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Robert COURTIER • Kresh VEERASAMY • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Aftab SARWAR • Sally BRIDGE • Annette PRIOR • Hafsa AFTAB • Ita O'CONNOR • Trevor PARKIN • Zakaria AFTAB • Jason J M LI • Harrison K H LI • David PEARCE • Gwyneth M W LI • Chloe BURPITT • Margaret BYERS • Leslie JAY
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 3,065 participants have completed 24,767 parkruns covering a total distance of 123,835 km, including 3,982 new Personal Bests.