Well done to the 154 people who ran, jogged, walked and bunny-hopped around the course this week !
It was a breezy, wet and rather chilly morning for affairs. Not to be outdone our Run Director was adorned in an egg outfit (with a chicken on her head) and used the hare-brained briefing to lever in every ‘egg-cruciating’ reference she could think of. You get puns with your runs at Catterick
We were missing a few regular volunteers including Atmaram and the DAHAL family who had decamped to the other end of the country, taking part at the impressive Eden Project parkrun. And happy birthday for this week Rhid !
In addition to the usual stuff the RD requested that faster runners - whenever possible - be allowed a little room to overtake on the left, by those who are a little slower naturally keeping to the right. That really helps to keep things going smoothly around the 3 laps.
Another birthday person was number checker Jane HACK (many happy returns) who, besides scribbling down the odd name and barcode, was kept very busy in handing out chocolate eggs to the kids. These had been kindly donated to the event with other prizes for suitably dressed parkrunners. Our rather wet golden egg hunt through the finishing funnel was difficult to maintain with the wind blowing things around. Still, we’re quite used to getting frantically wet and muddy on festive occasions, these things being in the lap of the gods !
** TODAYS RANDOM FACT ** A few weeks ago we saw our 5,000th finisher - Zabi DASHWOOD - who was awarded a prize and certificate to mark (this fact gleaned from our ‘egg-shell’ spreadsheet)
Also among the runners, of whom 49 were first timers, 20 recorded new Personal Bests and 23 were representing different clubs was Mark WILLIAMS who reached his 100th run Milestone.
It was fantastic to see so many brand new volunteers who had instantly answered the call for help during the week. Making the event possible by marshalling and ringing cowbells were Stuart Michael CLARKSON • Rebecca PICKLES • Jacqui HAVERCROFT • Elizabeth SOWTER • Sean, Katie and Emily HARPUR • and Tony SIMMS. Welcome all and hope you enjoyed the experience !
The rest of our 22 volunteers were Trevor MCDERMOT • Linda MCDERMOT • Jane HACK • Sarah CIRCO • Sobina LIMBU • Bhakta THAPA • Yem GURUNG • Dinesh Kumar SHAKYA • Dr Jagannath SHARMA • Laxmi SHARMA • Bini GURUNG • Sheila CANTRELL • Helen CONNOR • and Alan GILPIN.
See you again soon everyone. Meanwhile enjoy the Easter weekend
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Results Page.
The male record is held by Ben RIDDELL who recorded a time of 16:13 on 23rd December 2017 (event #26).
The female record is held by Sarah TUNSTALL who recorded a time of 17:53 on 23rd December 2017 (event #26).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 93.61% (21:39) on 12th August 2017 (event #9).
Catterick parkrun started on 17th June 2017. Since then 2,216 participants have completed 6,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 31,845 km, including 1,224 new Personal Bests.