Hello, welcome and thank you to all parkrunners – young and older, sprinter, jogger or walker.
We hope you enjoyed your run and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Special thanks to the wonderful team of volunteers, without whom parkrun could not take place.
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone but volunteering is fun and rewarding – do come and find out.
My, how we've grown - that was quite a morning - perfect conditions for new participation records – if not for course records. New Year resolutions meant participation levels rose to 1019 parkrunners - the second record of 2019. Last week Clapham Common was 6th largest parkrun in the UK!
Keep up those resolutions; since January 1st 2019 over 500 new parkrunners have registered at Clapham Common.
Finishers today included 320 first timers - new to parkrun and new to Clapham Common – to put that in perspective that’s more than the total 308 runners four weeks ago at event 32. Meanwhile 137 achieved new personal best times despite the extra traffic, compared to 150 who all ran personal bests at Clapham at the first event just 9 months ago.
We played host to a team of 12 runners from the local Clapham Park GP Practice the first step of cementing the 'parkrun practice' initiative to promote healthy lifestyles.
Among parkrun tourists from outside the UK we welcomed an Italian visitor but closer to home from Bushy was ‘prolific parkrun participant’ of the week Kirsty Bangham clocking up her 563rd parkrun with a PB, in second profilic place was Liz Zass, Kirsty's mum - who has a few to catch up at 392 but finished today achieving a very impressive 72.95% age grade.
Third most prolific - self confessed parkrun addict – was Louise Ayling, co-host of the parkrun podcast 'FreeWeeklyTimed' who came for the first time, all the way from Wimbledon, to run her 380th - that 500 tee shirt is still a couple of years away!
A message from the Clapham Common event team
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For photos from today see: “https://www.flickr.com/photos/claphamcommonparkrun/albums/72157688676749543”
Thank you to our fabulous 38 volunteers, without you, this event would not be possible!
Nigel COLLINS • Eleanor ANDREWS • Sarah DODDS • Stephen Graham RICHARDS • Frank ELSTON • Chris JONES • Tom SCOTT • Laurent KSSIS • Catherine ARCHER • Sergio R • Evie NOSWORTHY • Niels HOLST • Andrew ARCHER • Helen JAQUES • Richard MUSCAT • Hannah BEHRENDT • Jennifer WOOLGAR • Rachel MAGNER • Jennifer HANRAHAN • Ian BRANNEN • Daniel BARRETT • James JOHNSON • Alexander JOHNSON • Richard CATTON • Sam NOAKES • Justine CHERRY-MACKLIN • Karrie HILL-HUGHES • E ADEJOBI • Lucie RYCOTT • Kate LOSOWSKY • Patrizia GNOATO • Catherine BEVIN • Richard TAYLOR • Aled SAMUEL • Claire HOWELLS • Veronica HENDRICKS • Manny PASTOR • Jeremy SIMMONS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clapham Common parkrun Results Page.