Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 268, 6th October 2018

We all celebrated the 14th anniversary of the first ever park run. It is also the week when the 5,000,000th runner registered. Imagine being no. A5000000! I heard Paul Sinton Hewitt, the founder of parkrun, celebrating this on Radio 5 on Friday morning. He was delighted that the average speed had changed from 22mins on that first Saturday morning to 29 minutes now. He is so pleased that parkrun is encouraging more and more people to exercise and socialise!
It was Peter Mayhew’s birthday.
On a rather grey damp morning 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Claire HOBLYN • Mark DUNN • Keith STEPHEN • Martin ALLUM • Susan DUNNE • Richard SMITH • Jamie RAJA • Michelle DAVIES • Asia DAVIES • Rebecca HANNAH • Daniel COOK • Imogen BLACK • Samuel WEBBER

Parkrun cancelled Saturday 29th September

Please note there will be no parkrun on the 29th September as Nowton Park is being used for another event.

This is a perfect opportunity to try one of the other local events ....


Parkrun Report / Saturday 8th September

Well you can tell summer is over as this week as we had a bumper turnout of 313 parkrunners, which included a large contingent from the local RAF regiment in addition to 45 first timers!  The weather on Saturday was decidedly autumnal, bringing with it a much lower temperature than experienced over the summer; no doubt a welcome relief to all.

George Wickers completed his 100th parkrun this week, joining that exclusive 100 club. This week also saw the introduction of a new Run Director at Bury. Zachary Strickland has been a regular volunteer over the past months and has agreed to become the sixth member of the RD team, which is fantastic news. So we are very fortunate to have such a strong RD team but sometimes struggle to fill volunteer roles, so please do look out for volunteer appeals and help when you can.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Maureen MCCARTHY • Martin LITTLE • Claire HOBLYN • Monica BOSWORTH • Martin ALLUM • Jasmin RAJA • Matthew BULLOCK • Kirsty WEAVERS • Sharon PLACE • Jonathan GORMAN • Bill HILL • Asia DAVIES • Rachel MARSH • Rachel TERRY • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Imogen BLACK • Samuel WEBBER



Bury Festival of Sport 5k

A date for your diary - perhaps you would like to enter or just come along to watch. Heidi would also be glad to hear from you if you would like to volunteer.
Our Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport 5km:
Once again, the Festival of Sport includes a 5km run around the town on the evening of Wed 24 Oct. This is the fourth year Positive Steps have had the pleasure of organising this race to showcase the town.
The race starts at 7pm from Charter Square and we will have maximum of 150 walkers/joggers/runners of all abilities. The fastest runners may complete the course in less than 20 minutes and others take up to an hour.
The course takes in many different streets and we don’t have any road closures! To facilitate this race safely and to ensure runners don’t get lost well have 35 friendly course stewards. Basically, someone on every street corner and every road crossing!
Be part of this unique race, there is always a great atmosphere. To find out more and to register: https://positivestepspt.co.uk/events/festival-of-sport-5km-1-1

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 263, 25th August 2018

Wonderful conditions for running this Saturday! So it was good to see 288 people complete the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to those joining the parkrun teeshirt clubs:

10 Club (juniors only) - Dylan BRADNAM, Alfie BURROWS and Charlie BURROWS

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Martin Roy ELLWOOD • Stephen PRETTY • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Claire HOBLYN • Ruth EBERHARDT • Sarah JOBBINS • Rakesh RAJA • Jamie RAJA • Sharon PLACE • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Elizabeth MALLABONE • Samuel WEBBER

Didn't they do a good job! If you would like to help this week, I need several people to help with scanning and several more marshals. Do get in touch at burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

See you again on Saturday - Steve.

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