Black Park parkrun
Event number 463
14th April 2018
It’s days like today when it’s easy to get up and want to be out on a run. The sun was shining and I think it was the first “warm” day we’ve had this year. Despite the sunny and dry weather it was still muddy under foot with the ubiquitous puddles that we all love - the stewards at Aintree would have called the going good to soft. On this packed weekend of sport, 619 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.
As well as park runs it was grand national day, the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games and of course Sunday is the Brighton marathon. To all those running marathons in the next few weeks, good luck and as someone said to me earlier today, it’s only 8 Park runs! How many of those running marathons, started off aiming to run 5k? How many went along to their local park run?
Having been a park run tourist for the last few weeks, it was wonderful to come back to Black Park. It’s easy to take it for granted when we turn up every week, run walk or jog, have a coffee and then go home. We are very fortunate to be able to run one 5k lap around a country park. I think the fact that we regularly have over 600 people shows how popular our particular park run is. Keep on park running!
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Steve BREAGAN • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • John TIPPING • Karen ALOE • Mantej DHATT • Tracey MCDONALD • Chris TASKER • Minnie CROSS • Raymond John HOYLE • Adam HORSFIELD • Kevin MCDONALD • Nigel WRIGHT • Paula KELLY • Sarah SMART • Ben ROBINSON • James ROBINSON • Alexandra MARTIN • Holly PHILLIPS • Ollie STRIDE • Marie KOUHI • Jaskaran Singh SALL • Isabella AMITRANO
If you would like to volunteer, please email email@example.com to help.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.
The following people reached milestone runs this week. So big congratulations to them.
50 Club - Kim REES, Manasi KUMAR, Martin WEBB
100 Club - Stephen CAIRNS
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).
Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 16,227 participants have completed 169,510 parkruns covering a total distance of 847,550 km, including 27,139 new Personal Bests.