The weather was in a cheeky, playful mood on Saturday morning – the rain clouds greeted us upon our arrival at Hove Park but slowly drifted south, towing a resemblance of blue sky behind. Thankfully, we did not get soaked and although the wind made its presence known, conditions were not too bad for our 579th parkrun.
There were 355 of you lined up at the start, with one parkrunner reaching a very significant milestone. Roger Foord was running his 500th parkrun! Yes that’s 500! Roger became the 34th parkrunner to reach this milestone, an amazing achievement. Our congratulations to Roger and we hope you enjoyed the bubbly post run.
Other milestones reached this week were Joseph Brooking and Dawn Albery on their 50th run, Tony Blayden on his 250th and Barry Long running his 400th. Congratulations to you all!
We welcomed 10 new runners to parkrun – we hope you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you back at Hove Park this weekend. There were 34 new PB’s recorded – well done to you all and keep up the good work.
Thanks, as ever, to our wonderful volunteers – here is this week’s hall of fame -
Brian RUSSELL • Carmel O'MALLEY • Caroline WOOD • Chris FLETCHER • Daniel PORGES • Euan HANNA • Geoff PIKE • John ADAM • John P DOHERTY • Julie ZHU • Karen BURGOYNE • Karen CLINTON • Kian DOYLE • Lisa ELBOURNE • Louis MAURICE • Lucy WALLIS • Mark STEPHENSON • Monty JACKSON • Paul NEWBURY • Paula CHESSELL • Peter GOLTON • Richard CHESSELL • Roger SMITH • Ronan DOYLE • Sarah SILBERSTON • Shawn BUCK • Simon WILLIAMS • Stefanie HINTZE • Toby SIMPKIN • Tracy Caroline EATON • Yao HU
Onto the results for this week – for the third week in a row, our first finisher was listed as unknown – a nice timely reminder that if you don’t have your barcode you will not get a result – as we say in parkrun - DFYB!
The 1, 2, 3’s for the Ladies and Gents were as follows –
Linda Schofield – 19:22 (new PB!)
Helena Rooney – 21:05
Daisy Burchfield – 21:49 (new PB!)
Marlon Bouman – 17:49
Alexander John Rawlinson – 18:17
Matthew Greenall – 18:24
Until next time, have a safe running week and see you in Hove Park On Saturday.