Splish Splash we were making a dash!

A little drizzle didn’t deter 312 runners who splashed their way through the muddy puddles this parkrun day. 39 runners were first timers with times ranging from 22:46 to 1:07:29

First through the funnel was junior Alec Stackhouse (Burton AC) in 18:40, followed by Richard Brian Martin (Ivanhoe Runners) in 18:56.  Today’s third finisher was Ian Bolton (Ivanhoe Runners) with a time of 18:57, shaving 7 seconds off his PB.

Becca Hallam (Ivanhoe Runners) was first female this week finishing in 20:33.  Katie Cotton (Ivanhoe Runners) was second female over the line in 21:59, followed by Kelly Joanne Knight (South Derbyshire Road Runners) in 22:08.

47 runners achieved PB’s this week with times ranging from 18:57 to Andrea Harrisons 39:46.  Aileen Elsbury was so delighted with her Sub 40 PB she took to Facebook and Twitter to share her triumph and thank fellow parkrunners for their support. Another grateful parkrunner was Nicola Briggs who passed on her huge thanks to Cath Johnston “she encouraged me to dig that bit deeper in the last stages of today’s jog/walk. I took 35 seconds off my PB. Thank you!”

 Aileen on her way to sub 40 minutes.

We welcomed new club members this week; Mike Cobb joined the 50 Club and Simon Reynolds joined the 100 Club.  Congratulations to you both, we look forward to seeing you running in your new shirts soon.

In other news, Conkers won the parkrun UK’s facebook page weekly cover photo competition, with a fantastic photograph (taken by Chris Ife) of Robin Barber dunking Linda Selvey in a muddy puddle.  Jantastic continues to motivate and support and a delegation of Conkers parkrunners toured to Colwick parkrun today for a bit of friendly rivalry, a few of whom got Colwick parkrun PB’s!

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers; Andrew Harris, Andrew Orme, Andy Lindley, Chris Ife, David Jackson, Douglas Courtney, Gary James Price, Heidi Elliott, Holly Price, James Bradley, James Farmer, Jason James Husselbee-Orwin, Jennifer Thompson, Julie Mortlock, Katie Briggs, Kevin Sanders, Madeleine Pickering, Mark Nixon, Rebecca Atkins, Richard Womersley, Samantha Jane Screaton, Sarah Daft, Sarah Heath, Seran Catherine Bradley, Tracy Hinxman, Vaughan Morris and Yvonne Felthouse.

To join in Conkers parkrun next Saturday simply register at www.parkrun.com, print your barcode and turn up at 8.50am at Conkers Waterside Centre.  Join us for a cuppa and breakfast afterwards in the cafe.