Bracknell parkrun #174
Report writer: Rhona Stainthorp
Photographer: Chris Hilson
The 7th of July was another scorching day. What a summer we are having, and this Saturday was no exception with 317 eager parkrunners all lined up to start their weekend well.
This was all made possible by the great team of volunteers selecting all the various volunteering roles under the direction this week of Simon Light.
We are so grateful to the gallant 32: Joan BARKER, Doug BRADY, Enica CHENGA, Andrew CLARE, Ellouise CLARE, Lara CLARE, Sean GREGORY, Samantha GWYN-GRIFFITHS, Christopher HILSON, Russ HOAD, Jan JALOVY, Jenni JONES, Kirstie KING, Evie KING, Jennifer LEE, Simon LIGHT, Nik LIGHT, Chris MANTON, Charlie MANTON, Mark NEVE, Claire NICHOL, Cinthia PARKES, Olga RAYNER, Jim RODGERS, Andy SCOTT, Kerry SCOTT, Rhona STAINTHORP, Miriam STALLARD, Jack STALLARD, Jonah THOMASSON, Ada THOMASSON, Samantha WOOD
As you are reading this you are only a few clicks away from finding your ideal volunteering task. Just go to the volunteering tab and click on future roster to find roles waiting for you over the summer.
As usual there were a few celebrations. Razvan Draghici completed his 100th run; and Paul Daly, Jan Jalovy and Gavin Geddes all completed their 50th runs. Gavin joined us with his son Lachlan all the way from Australia and the amazing summer heat must have made it seem quite like their usual Queensland runs.
There were 43 Bracknell first timers listening to Nic Light’s first timers’ briefing and of these 16 were making their first ever parkrun. They’ll be back!
The first three runners to collect their finish tokens were all male
First was Martin TURTON (SM20-24) in 19:42 (65.48 %); 2nd was Krzysztof ZIELINSKI (VM 35-39) from Sandhurst joggers in 20:17 (66.31 %); and 3rd was Duncan LAURIE-PILE (VM 40-44) in 20:20 (68.11 %). Krzysztof set a new PB with this run.
The first three female runners into the funnel were: Laurie MARLOW (SW20-24) from Bracknell AC in 22:26 (65.57%). Closely followed by Heather SINCLAIR (VW45-49) in 23:12 (71.41%) and Francesca PARKES (SW20-24) in 24:26 (24 60.57 %).
Heather was also one of the top three age graded runner which also included Clive ALDERSON (VM55-59) with 72.49% and J.d DANIEL (VM55-59) with 70.54%.
The heat must have really suited the 27 people who managed a PB this week.
But for some people it’s quite nice to relax and let other people do the work:
We were joined this week by a special group of guides from Finchampstead who were raising money for breast cancer research.
No doubt many runners went home to watch the quarter finals and wondered how the manager was able to get back to Russia after first completing his parkrun.
Such a great win over Sweden and also such a sad loss to Croatia. But this next Saturday’s Parkrun can be the warm up act for the 3rd place play off.
It looks as though it is going to be a hot one again so remember to bring plenty of water.
Full stats for the day are:
Number of events: 174 Number of runners: 7,529 Number of runs: 52,168
Number of first finishers: 115 Number of clubs: 405 Number of PBs: 9,072
Average number of runners per week: 299.8 Average number of runs per runner: 6.9 Biggest Attendance: 469 Average run time: 00:31:48
Total hours run: 3Years 57Days 14Hrs 18Min 27Secs Total distance run: 260,840km
Female record holder: Sophie QUIRK - 17:54 - Event 125 (29/07/17)
Male record holder: Richard ALLEN - 16:46 - Event 91 (10/12/16)
Age graded record holder: Sophie QUIRK - 86.59 % - 17:54 - Event 125 (29/07/17)