The One With Sun & Fun In The Sun
We certainly had some summer weather for this run along with plenty of good cheer and smiles to battle through the heat of what turned into scorcher later in the day.......
192 runners came to take advantage of the fine weather whilst being looked after by 29 cheery volunteers and happy high-fivers. Despite the heat all runners completed the run splendidly with no heat related issues which totally highlighted everyones great hydration skills! Well done everyone, also to 37 runners giving Brierley the honour of their presence and a further 45 personal bests being recorded just before our mini heatwave. Before I set everyone onto the course I delivered the pre-run Brief to ensure everyone was aware of our Defib fund that is growing nicely with all the great support(more about that soon). It also gives the opportunity for runners to identify themselves for milestone runs or a tourism occasion, this week once again we had runners from all over the country again with a super special visitor from Vancouver Canada - Denise Thompson who was also celebrating her 60th birthday, thankyou for taking the time and visiting us, we certainly hope you enjoyed your time at Brierley.
It was then time to set the runners on their way ......
Leading the field home today was our current course record holder Stuart King in a blistering 16:30 only 17 seconds over of matching his own PB ...... Ben Burnham following in with 18:04 and Allan Bland in 18:31 whom both were marginally over from matching their PB's also! The ladies were brought home by Indiya Jorja Gannon with a scorching time of 22:59 chased by Jo Cropley in a time of 23:26 and Johanne LLoyd-Jones with a 24:39.
We had PB blasted today by a relatively new runner that knocked almost 6 minutes from their previous PB time! Well done Rachel Wright.
I've looked at some stats this week from the parkrun wiki page for our run as we are approaching our first year celebration and trying to work out if any landmarks could be achieved ......We've had nearly 2,000 different participants(people) and over 1000 registrations using Brierley as their home run! So, 6,526 runners have trodden our trail, that's 32,630 km's! Will it be possible to have flown past 40,000kms by then? That would be equivalent to a full trip around the world.....think about it, all those Saturday morning runs at Brierley could have seen us all relay run around our planet!
Is anyone thinking of trying to tie in a milestone run with our anniversary? Let us know if you are on course! Just drop us a mail here to let us know email@example.com
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