It been a few weeks since I wrote my last run report. Apologies for that, but I have been out doing longer runs on Saturdays in preparation for autumn half marathons.
It was great to be able to take part in parkrun this week and even better that it was Junior take over. And what a fantastic job they did! I saw so many young people, focused and engaged, taking seriously the responsibility for the role they were covering. They did our timing, handed out the finish tokens, managed the funnel, co-ordinated the volunteers, gave the new runner briefing, were the tail walker, helped set the event up, marshalled the course, sorted tokens, processed the results and event directed. A big thank you to each and every one of them (and to any adults in a supportive role) for making this weeks parkrun possible. If you haven’t volunteered before hopefully this week will have inspired you and helped to reassure you we have roles for all abilities. Please do get in touch if you can help at a future event.
Aidan RUNHAM • Aiden BAILEY • Alexander COLBY • Alice MANSLEY • Andrew SCARLETT • Angus HUTCHISON • Arthur LEE • Bob PEACOCK • Caroline ZAKRZEWSKI • Catriona CURRY • Charli JOHNSON BEATTIE • Charlotte MOORE • Chris DARLING • Claire WILSON • Daisy TEMPEST • Daniel ETCHES • Elaine HENDRIE • Ellen PIERCE • Fiona MCDAID • Gayle TEMPEST • George PAKE • Hazel BAILEY • Hermione CREASE • Hester COLBY • Hope HUTCHISON • Isabel MANSLEY • Jakob KANZ • James ETCHES • James STOCKER • Jill NOBLE • Katherine REED • Katie TWEEN • Kerion HUNT • Kit COLBY • Louise GAMON • Lucas ZAKRZEWSKI • Martin Daniel HORROD • Mary MITCHELL • Paul BEASTALL • Rachel NORTHFIELD • Richard MOORE • Ricky MITCHELL • Tom BREEZE
526 lovely parkrunners ran, jogged and walked there way round event number 389. We welcomed 57 first timers and 66 of us recorded new Personal Bests (one of them was mine!). Grant HARRADENCE (VM35-39) was first over the line in 17:47, quickly followed by Tim ESLER (VM35-39) in 17:51 and Josh SAMBROOK (SM20-24) in 17:54. Helen BARRY (VW35-39) was first over the line for the ladies (22nd overall) in 19:51. Kristy GUNERATNE (VW35-39) was second (43rd overall) in 20:55 followed by Bethany NANCOLAS (SW30-34) (60th overall) 3rd over the line in 21:50. Well done to you all.
Laura GREEN was the runner to finish in position 389 in a time of 31:37, achaving an age grading of 49.39%. It was also Laura’s very first parkrun, so congratulations and we hope you enjoyed yourself. See you next week?
Asthetically pleasing times were run by; Tristan IGGLESDEN (FT) 20:20, Mark YEATES 23:45, Margaret PHILLIPS 24:24, Kevin HARRIS 25:25, Julie L MAIDMENT 27:27, Amelia NORMAN 28:28, Rachel MILLER 28:28, Nick KELLY (ET) 30:30, Flurina FINN 32:32, Sarah MOULTON 34:43, Ella ARMITAGE 37:37, Jenny ALLCOCK 40:40 (PB!).
Five of you joined the 50 run club this week - Annika FRIBERG, Eleanor ROBSON, Henrik JÖNSSON, John-Henry LOVE and Sandra HOWLETT, while David MAGEE, Jamie HEAFORD and Thomas GIBBS all joined the 100 club. Well done to you all.
Finally, I hope you will join me in saying a big thank you to Fiona English, who is stepping down as co-Event Director of Cambridge parkrun. Since taking on the role, Fiona has moved to a much more intense job and has had to make the difficult decision to step aside. She will remain a member of our core volunteer team, a regular run director, social media guru and deliverer of the best first timers briefings we have! Thank you to Fiona for all you support (and ongoing support) to allow our Saturday morning runs to happen. Helen Henry, will be stepping into the fill the role. Helen is the longest serving (suffering?) run director on the Cambridge team and is also a proud owner of a coveted "250" green t-shirt. Welcome Helen and thank you for agreeing to step into such a vital role.
Well that’s it for me this week. I will try and write a few more reports while I am away from Cambridge parkrun doing my longer runs.
Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)