All week the weather forecast for Saturday was dry and bright until yesterday when it changed and boy did it change. Special thanks to the volunteers listed below who stood out in the soggy and cold weather to make sure your parkrun was able to take place. Picture the scene of several volunteers huddled together under a hand dryer in the splash park trying to get feeling back into very cold hands as we closed down the event. Special mention to Julie Gillender who started her run director training under Rob's careful supervision, it is a slow process but Julie will hopefully be in charge in a few month's time
Still you are a hardy bunch and a bit of rain did not put off 92 of you including 2 new members of the parkrun club. Welcome Abul Muhsin & David Turner. We also welcomed 4 other first timers to Barking including the first 2 male finishers. Perhaps the wet and cold spurred a few on as we had 10 pb's including our first lady finisher.
Morgan Romain 22.32 (new pb) Grace Austen 24.44 Charlotte Webster 25.31
Tony Macdowall 17.21 Robin Smith 17.39 Phillip Ellul 18.07
The 2 highest age graded times were female Linda Smith 78.65% male Tony Macdowall 76.46%
This week 92 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Dervish BARTLETT • Alan MURPHY • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Maria BARTLETT • Julie GILLENDER • James BYERS • Danielle BAZUN • Belinda RICHES • Dee KING • Lucy MELLOR
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 2,555 participants have completed 20,328 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,640 km, including 3,383 new Personal Bests.