The morning of Clair parkrun number 275 was an unusually warm one, totally at odds with the trees’ autumn colours. 142 runners completed the 4.5 laps of beautiful Clair this week.
Only one milestone this week with Sophie Walton in the JW10 age category completing her tenth parkrun in an amazing 32.02. Well done Sophie!
First in this week was Gareth Allen of Orion Harriers at 18.07, closely followed by Jamie Gibson of Haywards Heath Harriers with 18.20 and Clair’s very own Pete Francis came in third with 20.23. First for the women this week was Nikki Kindon of Uckfield Runners in 25.09 with Abbey Filsell second in 25.23 and Ro Morris in third with 25.42.
20 of our runners set new PBs this week with seven people running at Clair for the first time and a further eight running their first parkrun. We also had some impressive performances from the younger runners with Harvey Alcock, Jacob Roderick, Ralph Bessant, Ollie Bennett, Freddie Barry, David Burke, Jessica Sams, Carsten Hirt, Sophie Walton, Isla Armstrong and Charlotte Jones all putting the adults to shame.
No race briefing would be complete without thanking the core team and volunteers. parkrun couldn’t happen without these amazing people and there’s a role for everyone – whether it be marshalling and offering some much appreciated words of encouragement, scanning barcodes or timekeeping – volunteering is a real feel-good thing to do so if you fancy it, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org
And remember, whether it’s a 14 minute mile or a 7 minute mile, it’s still a mile.
See you next Saturday
Rebecca : Run Director