The first Saturday of the month meant that the pacer squad were in action, helping an impressive 108 of the 668 runners achieve a new PB, well done everyone. For those speedier souls amongst us, this week saw a new addition to the pacer team. Chris Bradfield, an accomplished runner of Datchet Dashers donned the 18-minute bib and with only a few glances at his watch came in pretty much spot on target. Thank you to all the pacers who do a marvellous job encouraging us all to go a bit quicker ...
“36 minute pacer, thank you for getting me round today in my first ever 5k When I dropped off the pace of the 35 minute pacers I could have kept going backwards, I definitely felt like it, you carried me the last 1.5k's and I am grateful, I just didn't have the breath to say so at the end!” (Mike Parry)
“Am delighted at my PB today.....keeping that 31 minute pacer in my sights in the last 1k paid off as did his encouragement at the final push. Came in at 30.55 and my first ever sub 31 minuter. Thank you pacer!” (Jen Simpson)
A huge thank you to this week’s volunteers:
Barbara ALLEN • Chris BRADFIELD • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Mary LORD • Michael HILL • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • Alastair REECE • Paula WALKER • Joe NOLAN • Ian SMALES • Antony SMITH • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Martin JOSTEN • Bob STANBROOK • Carol COOMBS • Denise NISBET • Cherry KEY • Karen ALOE • Steve WELLS • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Tim DAWSON • Rob LOWE • Charlotte PEDRICK • Zena PHILLIPS • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Patrick FITZGERALD • Suzy GAULTON • John MILES • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • Snita SHARMA • George MARDALL • Toby ROBINSON • Nigel WRIGHT • Paula KELLY • Ken PHILLIPS • Sharon BUNBY • Sanchana MISHRA • Lynne PATRICK • Des MERRIGAN • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Caroline QUINN • Yvonne SHAVE • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Helen LOWE
Click below for a picture of this week’s volunteers (minus our pacers!)
And here you can find our fabulous pacers watches ready and raring to go:
Photo credit: George Mardall
This week the following people reached milestone runs:
10 Club – Hannah COWAN
50 Club – Edna STEELE, Amy KING, Donna CALDWELL, Jonathan WALPOLE, Liz SEDLEY, Dawn FAIRCLOUGH
100 Club – Ian SEARS, Brianna SMITH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.
Chris BRADFIELD (VM40-44) of Datchet Dashers was first over the line in 18:03
Kraig WRIGHT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:38
Tom COMPTON (SM20-24) of Cambridge University Hare and Hounds was third over the line in 18:50
Cherry-Beth HARWOOD (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (44th overall) over the line in 21:57
Laura HAYERS (SW30-34) of Chiltern Harriers AC was second (58th overall) over the line in 22:38
Alex KAYE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (68th overall) over the line in 23:00
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Peter HART (VM65-69) – 80.34% for the time 21:42 (40th overall)
Ian GILHAM (VM55-59) – 79.16% for the time 19:55 (11th overall)
Margaret MARDALL (VW70-74) – 78.54% for the time 28:49 (292nd overall)
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 17,282 participants have completed 181,998 parkruns covering a total distance of 909,990 km, including 28,811 new Personal Bests.