After the recent warm weather it was a welcome change that Saturday morning was a bit cooler than it had been. However the wind was threatening to make it a challenging parkrun, luckily this was not really too much of an issue.
As the volunteers started to gather at the clock tower Christine arrived bearing gifts. For those that are do not know there is a brand new parkrun starting on the Fylde Coast on the 4th August 2018. This is Fleetwood Promenade parkrun (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fleetwoodpromenade/) . Over the last few months the Fleetwood team have been training/practising at Blackpool parkrun, they have worked hard and are now ready to put into practice everything at Fleetwood. Anyway Christine arrived with a cake to say thank you to all the volunteers at Blackpool for helping the Fleetwood team prepare for their own parkrun.
A big thank you from the team at Blackpool and we wish you well at Fleetwood, we will endeavour to come and run the course when we are not volunteering. The cake went down well with the volunteers who soon made it disappear whilst doing the results and sorting the tokens for next week.
This weeks amazing volunteers that made Blackpool parkrun possible were:
James Michael MULVANY • Lesley SMITH • Ashley HUGHES • Christine BROOK • Catherine FLETCHER • Kathryn CHESTER • Yvonne DAVIES • David BARKER • Wayne FILER • Anna BEAUMONT • Tracy SMALLEY • Stephen DUNSTAN • Michael MCSHANE • George LUI • Andrew WOODWARD • Suzanne LEONARD • Michael FOSTER • Tom SMALLEY • Gill HAYES • Nicola DOOLEY • Elspeth MACPHERSON
Thank you so much to each of the volunteers without this fantastic team of people we would not be able to have parkrun. If you would like to join the team and volunteer at Blackpool parkrun please contact us by email at email@example.com or message us through the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/blackpoolparkrun/)
This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
This weeks full results and a complete event history can be found on the Blackpool parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Joseph MONK who recorded a time of 16:06 on 7th October 2017 (event number 34).
The female record is held by Tessa ROBINSON who recorded a time of 18:20 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MULLER who recorded 91.17% (17:45) on 23rd June 2018 (event number 71).
Blackpool parkrun started on 4th February 2017. Since then 3,787 participants have completed 14,342 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,710 km, including 3,263 new Personal Bests.