The gloomy, damp morning didn't deter the 178 people who ran or jogged the course today. We welcomed 27 first timers including an enthusiastic group from Winchester parkrun and the representatives of 20 different clubs who took part.
Congratulations to the 23 who recorded new Personal Bests and to the two infrequent visitors who led the field home. Alastair Rogers ran twice in Wilverley in 2014 and today completed his hat trick of First Finishes by holding off regular Adam Jundi by just 4 seconds! Adam will now have to wait to join Alice Rudd and Chloe Woolf who are in joint 2nd on our First Finish table. In 3rd place was our First Finish leader, Frank Handy who is 9 clear with 36 First Finishes.
Our well travelled First Lady, Sian Thomas, last ran Wilverley two years ago and led the ladies home for the first time with her 3rd slowest time from the 21 different parkruns she's visited!
However both First Finishers were beaten convincingly on Age Grade scoring by Catherine Smith of NF Juniors who is still recovering from a hard fall at Southampton's Christmas Day parkrun. Catherine's 81.77% was closely followed by young Jon Pepin who scored 80.88%, only 12 seconds off his PB.
It was reassuring to see another parkrun faller equalling her PB as Caroline Barnfield overcame her wounds and bruises to complete her 89th run at Brockenhurst despite the best efforts of uncontrolled dogs!
There were two Milestones today with W10 Charlotte Rajakaruna joining the Junior 10 Club having run them all at Brockenhurst. I completed my 250th parkrun Volunteer day but can't match Charlotte's loyalty as some of those have been as Run Report Writer for Killarney parkrun!
Very many thanks to the 17 volunteers who made today's event possible:
Mick ANGLIM • Jan ANGLIM • Anna WALTERS • Rosie WALTERS • Katrin PRITCHARD • Yvonne PADDY • Graham PADDY • Mike BRUCE-BURGESS • Jo MURPHY • Peter HAIGH • Chris APLIN • Tamsin ROBERTS • Darryl STEVENS • Steve ANDREW • Michael DELAUNEY • Maddie HARRIS • Hilary BRUCE-BURGESS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brockenhurst parkrun Results Page.
Wilverley Inclosure Records:
The female record is held by Ellie Marie Monks of Southampton AC who ran a time of 18:29 on 18th February 2017 (event number 188).
The fastest dog-assisted female time is held by Sharon Louise Singer of Canicross New Forest in a time of 16:58 on 20th October 2018 (event number 274).
The male record is held by Simon Heath of Brighton who ran a time of 16:13 on 13th October 2018 (event number 273).
The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).
Brockenhurst College Records:
The female record is also held by Ellie Marie MONKS who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).
The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE of Horsham Joggers who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).
Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 7,363 participants have completed 31,354 parkruns covering a total distance of 156,770 km, including 5,134 new Personal Bests. A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 3,918 times.