Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 580
17th November 2018
What an amazing day to see parkrun at its best - 614 people including a duck and a chicken ran, jogged and walked the course this week on the most beautiful of Autumn mornings. Congratulations to the 169 runners who were first timers including a significant number from the Vegan Runners running club– we hope you enjoyed the run.
Further congratulations to the 64 runners who recorded new Personal Bests. Ken Crellin has achieved three PBs in the last month, Xanthe Cox knocked off 1.5 minutes from her time and Ruth Farnell took over 2 minutes off her time achieving an age rating of 77%!
With such an enormous number of runners, we must say an extra special thank you to the 45 volunteers who ensured that everyone enjoyed a safe and happy run:
John P DOHERTY • Nigel SARJUDEEN • Steve WOOD • Peter GOLTON • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Valerie POOLE • David KEMP • Joan LENNON • Karen CLINTON • Jane PIDGEON • Michael HOWARD • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Andrew BROOKS • John ARCHER • Michele SILVESTER • John ELBOURNE • Georgie ANDERSON • Bernard NARESSI • Richard CHESSELL • Toby SIMPKIN • Daisy OVERTON • Euan HANNA • Henry COPPARD • Paul JONES • Liz THOMSON • Alice BAKER • Betsy BROOKS • Joshua ROE • Helen PIERPOINT • Mark MORDAK • Jon MAXFIELD • John ADAM • Clive WALKER • Lisa AUSTICK • Julie ZHU • Yao HU • Freya MAINPRIZE • Oliver BRYANT • Dorian COTTAM • Dawn DANIEL • Noah SHAW • Wendy CARR • Louis MAURICE
Two names in the list above deserve special mention:
Betsy Brooks has now completed her last volunteer session for her Duke of Edinburgh silver award – a commitment of 6 months volunteering is impressive Betsy – thank you!
Jonny Maxfield celebrated both his 25th volunteer role and his 50th parkrun this week. Jonny has submitted a short excerpt for the report:
Jonny began running at Hove Park in May 2016 marking the start of his road to recovery from somewhat troubled times. Cliff Evans introduced him to running and after a short time, Jonny ‘caught the bug’. With the help and support of Matt Lambert, he then began running more seriously with Hove Hornets and entering races. Jonny’s first Hove Parkrun saw him achieve a time of 32:31. Since giving up smoking this year and committing himself to more training, he has recently recorded a time of 21:48.
Jonny values volunteering as much as running – he enjoys the sense of community and would like to thank the core team and Cliff in particular, for providing him with so much support’
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84). The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528). The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).
Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 18,751 participants have completed 185,509 parkruns covering a total distance of 927,545 km, including 31,457 new Personal Bests.
Good luck to those of you running the Brighton 10km on Sunday.
Have a good week,