Good evening all! This week I woke up on Saturday sad about the weather conditions being so poor and all the snow in Sworder's field, thankfully I soon remembered that this was only a dream! Other than a morning dew on the grass (and quite wet feet) the weather was actually rather nice Thankfully the 23 volunteers and 333 runners/walkers didn't have the same dream, and so all turned up bright and positive looking forward to their Saturday morning injection of exertion, fun, and friendship.
It was super to see that we continue to have new people joining us at Castle Park parkrun, out of the this weeks' 333 participants who either ran, jogged or walked the course 46 were first timers!
I know a number of people have had other commitments this last couple of weeks, however it was a little more difficult than usual to fill our volunteer roster. Thankfully 23 super stars came forward to allow the event to be staged and results to be processed. If you can volunteer once in a while, some roles can even be mixed with running, then it would be greatly appreciated by your other parkrunners. I can also guarantee you'll have a great time, really enjoy the experience, and find it a friendly environment.
A big thank you to the 23 volunteers:
Samantha HOOD • Andrea EDWARDS • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Martin MOULTON • Andrew THOMSON • Harry MANSFIELD • Emma NIXON • Nicholas YEADON • Kobus SMITH • Kevin GILLESPIE • Paula FRENZEL • David LAMB • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Amber NICOL • Helen NICOL • Paula FROST • Charlie READ • Harry LINES • Simon GARDNER
In this weeks' field of participants, were a number of milestones, and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
George Grimwood joined the 50th club on the same day as completing his first solo run! Mick Webb Joined the 50th club on his birthday! Andrew Mitchell and Alex Thompson also joined the 50th club. Also congratulation to Hannah Witchalls on her 100th run!
Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 18:18 on 4th November 2017 (event number 6).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jenny BRAYSHAW who recorded 86.60% (24:08) on 10th February 2018 (event number 22).
Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 2,892 participants have completed 14,296 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,480 km, including 2,783 new Personal Bests.
Also, we've lost a few finish tokens in recent weeks, please can you return any you may have and please remember to return them to the buckets before leaving the event.
Remember to keep the 29th September in your diary as it's our birthday, and please come along in fancy dress if you are able!
One final thing please remember that next week we will be starting on our alternative start position over the river in Castle Gardens, as Sworder's field is not available to us.
That's all from me, Tory will be your Run Director next week.
Your Core Team are: Kevin, Chris, Francesca, Alastair, Christopher, Joanne, Tory, Grace, Luke, Oliver, Julie, Phily, Melanie, Ellen and Ben.