Many thanks to Victoria Butterworth for this weeks run report.
It's a record! Congratulations to the 502(!!!) parkrunners who entered the finish funnel today at what is most likely the warmest April Bexley parkrun ever. The temperature had soared into the 20s as the tailwalker crossed the line... Well 20 anyway!
I had a very satisfactory parkrun this morning, achieving a PB (along with 72 others!) but still 1 second away from the elusive sub-25! There were 43 first timers today including my godmother and her daughter who I joined for their final lap, seeing my parents along the way, truly parkrun can be such a family affair.
A big thank you to this week's volunteers, especially the smiling marshals who would have smiled over 1000 times each! The volunteer roster is looking a little bare for the coming weeks and I'd very much encourage everyone to put themselves forward; all roles are fully briefed and first time volunteers are especially welcomed.
Finally, congratulations to everyone who ran the London Marathon on Sunday in such brutal conditions! especially those aged 11-17 who ran the 3 mile mini-marathon who had been using parkrun as part of their training!
This week 502 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Chris PIKE • Maria MACDONALD • Tony COLVER • Graham CLARK • Keith Stephen DUNGATE • Neal WELTON • Andy BROWN • Carol ROSTEK • Rose BAKER • Robin Paul BALDWIN • Tony JOHNSON • Grant GRIFFIN • Nicola RUSTON • Donna SUGDEN • Joshua DOHERTY • Alison DEADMAN • Fiona MORRIS • Chris LEIGHTON • Tracey HUNT • Jan LAKE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bexley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Berihu HADERA who recorded a time of 15:39 on 1st September 2012 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 18:23 on 17th October 2015 (event number 192).
The Age Grade course record is held by Holly PAGE who recorded 86.31% (18:52) on 29th June 2013 (event number 73).
Bexley parkrun started on 4th February 2012. Since then 8,172 participants have completed 75,372 parkruns covering a total distance of 376,860 km, including 13,191 new Personal Bests.