Run # 488 – 6th October 2018
Back to normal!
It was back to our normal course this Saturday. You could feel a tear in the eye as we continued in a straight line rather than turning left onto the substitute course. My goodness it’s good to be back, how we missed her!
It was pacer day! In their pretty light blue tabards, this fine band of elite athletes covered most of the minute times in the 20’s and 30’s. Always a popular session held on the first Saturday of each month, the pacers, are chosen for their amazing good looks, athletic demeanour, razor wit, encouraging words and great humour. Oh….and they’re usually pretty good at getting the pace right!
Do take a look at this week’s series of photos taken as expertly as ever by George. You’ll be able to see which of our friendly pacers helped you during the run.
On the weather front, we were lucky enough to have the rain hold off until after the run, always a good thing. However, I think we all get the sense that the warm weather is almost gone and our tops will soon be getting ‘thicker’. New running wardrobe time!
The following tremendous milestone was achieved:
50 – Emma Marchant
Congratulations Emma who incidentally also achieved a pb!!
This week 658 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 110 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 62 volunteers:
Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Jenny ZAREMBA • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • John HOUSTON • Steve PARSONS • Paula WALKER • Joe NOLAN • Rose O'NEILL • Jackie STALLWOOD • Stephen MCALISTER • Sheila O'NEILL • Kathryn SMALES • Philip Morris JONES • Antony SMITH • Chris ZAREMBA • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Kenneth BROWN • Bob STANBROOK • Karen ALOE • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Sophie GREATOREX • Tim DAWSON • Rob LOWE • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Roderick PATON • Patrick FITZGERALD • Rebecca CLARK • Suzy GAULTON • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • Hilary GAUNA • Mark MOORE • George MARDALL • Toby ROBINSON • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Tony CLISH • Sharon BUNBY • Jo SHEPHERD • Lynne PATRICK • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • May BOUGUERRA • Ayla PAUL • Caroline PARRY • Ricky KLOAY • Charlie FENNELL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.
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 17,504 participants have completed 184,991 parkruns covering a total distance of 924,955 km, including 29,211 new Personal Bests.