The weather was against us; our venerable forecasters at the Met Office had warned us to expect constant rain from 9am. Thankfully we got away with persistent but slight drizzle. Despite that, 104 damp people finished our course taking in some muddy sports fields, Coogan's Hills and a rather slippery slope (isn't it a bit late for those, I hear you cry?).
Among them were some faces old and new. It's always great to see new people but it's equally lovely to see old friends returning.
- Polly Adams, new to Canterbury, was running her 509th parkrun (wow!) and our first female finisher at 22:59.
- Chris Keene, an old friend of this Run Director (he gave me my first job in this lovely town), was visiting from Brighton and clocked an impressive 23:27.
- Matthew Trump returned to us on a visit and took 34 seconds off his Personal Best on his 99th parkrun ... nearly at that 100 milestone, well done Matthew
- Sophie Man-Cheung swapped her trainers for a hi-viz and joined the ranks of the wonderful people who make Canterbury parkrun happen every week.
Canterbury parkrun – Event number 202 – 20th January 2018
This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Wim VAN VUUREN • John WILKINS • Kevin SHANNON • Jane ELDER • Alex DAVIS • Glenn WILSON • Caroline WETHERILL • Abbi HAMILTON-HOPKINS • Sarah SLOWE • Matthew SLOWE • Marta TARANDA • Alan PROSSER • Caroline FULLMAN • Stephen HOLLANDS • Sophie MAN-CHEUNG • Mark GALE • Hannah WIFFEN • Iain SPINK
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Canterbury parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Phil HURST who recorded a time of 15:12 on 15th March 2014 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Alexandra MILLARD who recorded a time of 19:03 on 6th August 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen EBERLIN who recorded 85.86% (25:06) on 1st November 2014 (event number 33).
Canterbury parkrun started on 15th March 2014. Since then 3,274 participants have completed 18,412 parkruns covering a total distance of 92,060 km, including 3,136 new Personal Bests.