537 people took part in a cold, crisp and sunny Cambridge parkrun this week. We welcomed 50 first timers and 81 people recorded personal bests.
First across the line was Chris DARLING in a time of 16:18, he was followed by Jonathan ESCALANTE-PHILLIPS in 16:59 and Adam TAPLEY in 17:20.
Ellie SWIRE was first across the line for the ladies in a time of 20:10, Kristy GUNERATNE was second lady in a time of 21:02, while Geraldine LARHAM was the 3rd lady to finish in a time of 21:21.
Seven people ran a milestone parkrun this week. Adele STEELE, Catharine S SEYMOUR and Peter HIBBERT all joined the 50 club. While, Nicola MARSHALL, Paul STRUTT, Sarah STARR and Suzanne TAUTZ ran their 100th run. Well-done to you all.
Aesthetically please times this week were run by Geraldine LARHAM 21:21, Martin GONZALEZ MARTINEZ 22:22 (PB!), Tony CHAPMAN 23:32 (PB!), Andrew STOTT 25:25, Kerion HUNT 26:26, Sue PEARSON 31:13, Hayley OGILVIE 32:10 (PB!), Chris KERSWELL 32:32, Angela Catherine TOAL 36:36 (PB!), Paul SCHRETER 45:54.
It was run number 398 for Cambridge parkrun this week, and Hayley OGILVIE turns up again as our runner who finished in position 398. Hayley is new to parkrun, completing her first run back at the beginning of September. Since then Hayley has run a total of nine times and at six of those she has achieved new PB’s! A fantastic achievement and one that means she is now over six minutes quicker than on her first run. Keep up the amazing work
You may be aware that we have had a couple of incidents of slips and trips at Cambridge parkrun over the last couple of weeks. As we move in to the winter months can we just remind people that course does become more slippy in a couple of places. Off the top of my head I can think of in particular; the tree roots as you turn the corner onto the small lap; the two bridges; and the paved area as you turn right by the café. All of these areas become a bit more 'interesting' on damp days. Please take care out there and remember, as fantastic as PB’s are, there are not worth a tumble!
Can we also remind people of the importance of not stopping or swerving around the many puddles that Cambridge can give us over the winter. As we are such a busy course it is really important for the safety of everyone else that people run/jog/walk a predictable line. This means embracing the mud and heading straight through the puddles please! It might be worth trying to remember a spare part of shoes and socks, if like me, you hate sitting around with wet feet - I love the puddles and learnt this trick a while back
Lastly it just remains for me to thank Milton Country park and the 37 volunteers who made this week’s run possible. Colin SELTZER • Lucy C JOHNSON • Helen HENRY • Claire WILSON • Julia SUDBURY • Mike DIFRANCO • James STOCKER • Paul CRUSH • Rob MOIR • Michaela JOYSEY • Robin FORDER • Tracy HUTCHISON • Mary HOLMES • Fiona MCDAID • Alison DANIELS • Tilele STEVENS • Martin Daniel HORROD • Cameron FEHR • Andrew SCARLETT • Catriona CURRY • Katherine HYMERS • Evert BOKMA • Mike HORSCROFT • Rachel NORTHFIELD • Theresa KOPPLIN • Rachel KERSWELL • Toine WERNER • Gary COLE • Amelie MARTIN • Bethany MARTIN • Petra BOOIJ • Sian HAGAN • Colin GROOM • Jenny BOWLES • Aidan RUNHAM • Ben WORMALD • Sophie SHAW
If you would like to be a HI VIZ hero at one of our future events, please have a look at the future roster.
Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)