212 people turned out yesterday to brave the Nowton Park mud! Despite conditions underfoot it was a beautiful morning and everyone looked happy to be there.
Joe Robson was in first place, with his mother, Odette, not far behind despite their very early start in the morning (along with Ben and Anna) to help me set-up.
We had a couple of anniversary runs to celebrate, with Jacky Stevens completing her 50th parkrun as well as Jasmine Raja who had completed her 100th the previous week without realising! Then of course Kelvin Johnson decided to recognise his 25th volunteer role by running his 170th parkrun; this of course means he has hardly missed a week since the Bury parkrun started.
We are not hosting a parkrun at Nowton on New Year's Day, but please look on the parkrun website which lists those events that are.
Happy New Year to you all and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Bury St Edmunds parkrun
Event numbers 232 and 233
23rd and 25th December 2017
As its Christmas, I thought I'd do a single report covering the Saturday and Monday event!
On Saturday, we had 226 finishers.
Many congratulations go to Jasmin Raja, who completed her 100th run! We also congratulate Martin Avis and Ian Gooderham, who both completed 50 runs.
This event was made possible by 12 lovely volunteers: Daniel COOK, Jacob COOK, Asia DAVIES, Mark DUNN, Heidi GRIFFITHS, Linda Jane HANDCOCK, Simon KITCHING, David MARTIN, Archie OSGOOD, Sharon PLACE, Stephen PRETTY, Caroline TUCK. Special welcome to Jacob Cook, who has just started his Bronze DofE volunteering with us.
And so to Christmas day. We had an amazing 204 people completing the course, many wearing festive costume.
Did anyone join a parkrun teeshirt club on Christmas day? Of course! Congratulations to one of our visitors, Nicola Smith, on joining the 50 club.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Graham PAGE • Sarah MANSEL • Bronwen MANSEL • Dawn MASON • Stephen PRETTY • Rita J RUE • Steven F RUE • Martin Charles TILLEY • Claire HOBLYN • Rod MANSEL • David MARTIN • Isabel BEER • Sharon PLACE • Rachel MARSH
Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
See you all again on Saturday! Steve
This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Paul FORSHAW • Rory MARRIOTT • Sarah ASBURY • Claire HOBLYN • Mark DUNN • David MARTIN • John CULLUM • Isabel BEER • Archie OSGOOD • James SPILLETT • Vivienne HOUGHTON • Daniel COOK
Looking forward to next Saturday, 23rd december, we could use some marshals please.
Don't forget, we have an extra run on Christmas day! Again, we could use some marshals to help support our runners.
This week, we congratulate the following runners joining parkrun tee-shirt clubs - well done to you!
10 Club (juniors only) - Kieran Moody
50 Club - Sebastian Anthony and Jacob Elsdon
100 Club - Clifford Dive
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.