The one where the green van* was blocking the path. Again.
As we were setting up at the park this morning, we were trying to guess how many runners we would have today following last week’s epic number (601) and someone told me that, if one were to give up on a new year’s resolution, then statistically it was most likely to be today! Where do these facts come from?! However, 485 this week 485 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part. Not too shabby!
I feel I must thank parkrunners for being aware of the safety issues surrounding the said green van*. The Event Director is going to mention it to the Council, and perhaps suggest that it parks on the grass instead of the path at 9.00am on a Saturday morning?! In the meantime, thank you for bearing with us and being sensible when passing the vehicle.
Of course this week, and every week, the event was made possible by 44 volunteers: John P DOHERTY • Richard A CARTER • Peter GOLTON • Michael COCKCROFT • John CHALLEN • Mike BALDWIN • Valerie POOLE • Joan LENNON • Kian DOYLE • Ronan DOYLE • Rosanna RAVEN • Carol KENNEDY • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Lorelei CLINTON • Fred DICKINSON • Diarmuid (Dee) O'HARE • Vandana JOSHI • Monty JACKSON • Elias COBURN • Amaliya COBURN • Abigail COBURN • Wendy NEWMAN • Daniel PORGES • Tania TINSLAY • Darragh FINN • Henry COPPARD • Cal CHESTER • Lisa ELBOURNE • Betsy BROOKS • Jessamy HIBBERD • Isobel BARDSLEY • Kai CHEUNG • Lucas TAI • George COATES • Jasmine ASSEFI • Will CROUCHER • Scarlett BENSON-HOLLIS • Freya MAINPRIZE • Oliver BRYANT • Maya JAMES • Eve WARNE • Rhiannon HAUGHTON • Nathan MCCONNELL • Holly NEWMAN • John ELBOURNE – a BIG thank you to you all.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page. However, here are the highlights:
Celebrating milestone runs today were Colin Knight (100) and Daniela Bonafe (50). In milestones for junior runners, Chloe Wood ran her 10th. Well done! Now to wait for those well-earned t-shirts…
Of course you all know that 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). But this week, the first three to finish were Richard CLAYTON (16:48), Graham GODDEN (17:05) and Henry WILLIS (17:30). The first three women over the line were Rachel PHELPS (19:20), Lucy May RICHARDSON (20:03) and Freya LEMAN (20:17). Top of the pops for age gradings were Graham GODDEN (86.34%), Alexander SAVA (78.45%) and Miles WATERWORTH (78.39%). What a brilliant effort!
Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 17,039 participants have completed 167,187 parkruns covering a total distance of 835,935 km, including 29,294 new Personal Bests.
Have a good week!