Another sunny parkrunday

It doesn't take a genius to register that today was the first Saturday in the month. Regulars at Crystal Palace parkrun will know that on the first Saturday of the month Crystal Palace Fun Runners (CPFR) provide pacers at parkrun. Mike Woodward describes CPFR as a 'drinking club with a running problem.' This morning was a demonstration of that, as most of the CPFRs had had half a lager shandy last night and so were feeling rather the worse for wear. I commented that maybe we need to reconsider the timing of our monthly club social but as Susannah Simpson pointed out: having our social the night before the pacing works well as those of us who are pacing get to run a bit slower than usual. I could go into the physics of that but trust me, it's very very boring.

As ever we were blessed with lovely weather as 223 of us lined up at the start line. For the 32 people who had never run at our beautiful mountainous park I need to tell you we ALWAYS have great weather. I have personally entered into a pact with the parkrun weather fairy on Twitter: I always thank him/her and s/he always gets us great weather. So, as I was driving to the park this morning (I know, I should run, long story about why that doesn't work for our family) it was raining and as we drove into the car park the rain stopped and the sun shone. Nature as it should be: the dust was settled and the air was clear.

Astonishingly, despite parkrun going for about 10 years there were 17 people who had never run parkrun before! Welcome to all of you, especially James Gray and Anna Quantrill who had the (dubious) pleasure of running with me for part of the route. I was pacing (badly) 33 minutes and they were clearly running faster than that so I encouraged them to keep their pace up and they both finished sub 32. Well done to both of you. I'd like to say I'm looking forward to seeing you next week but I won't be there (more later).

A special welcome also to Richard Jay who did his first parkrun today and is a new member of CPFR. (You may notice lots of references to CPFR members - join us and I will be nepotistic towards you too!)

The remainder of our first timers (15 in total) had run parkrun before, just not in Crystal Palace. For many of those I understand why they've not run with us before (for instance next weekend I shall be a tourist in a country where they don't have a lot of parkruns, more later) but Trevor Dennis.....really? 251 parkruns today and your local is Brockwell Pk, a mere two miles away. Anyway, you're welcome, she says, through gritted teeth!

I would like to think that due to the CPFR pacers we had a lot of PBs today. We did have a few (35). Some are worthy of mention such as Amy Innes. I was pacing 33 mins and to be fair, I'm not very good at pacing. After I'd crossed the finish line Amy crossed it and the said to me that she had been trying to catch me. I pointed out that I'd been a bit faster that I should have been, at which point Amy said she might have got a PB. And she did! So well done, Amy and although it's not about me, it's nice to see your last PB was on my birthday! I won't mention all the people who achieved PBs although it would be remiss of me to ignore my son, Alex, who achieved yet another PB. As Belinda Cottrill commented, maybe we should just comment when he doesn't get a PB. Hope Skinner was an amazing runner. It was her second parkrun and she did it sub-30. Well done Hope - you really are your mother's daughter!

Lin Skinner's PB is a ridiculous 20:37 so she must have been a bit disappointed with a, quite frankly, shabby 21:09! Luckily the next generation of Skinner Family runners are making a bit of an effort........says the woman who was delighted to manage sub 33 today! Other PBs included Madeleline Armstrong who, on her eighth appearance at CP, went sub 22 minutes for the first time and Abi Tyler who managed her first sub 30!

Lin Skinner was, unsurprisingly our first female finisher followed closely by Belinda Cottrill (and Milo) on Belinda's 200th parkrun. Belinda's mum (Chrissie, of Chrissie's corner fame) apologised afterwards for not doing a banner or balloons to celebrate Belinda's achievement. As Belinda pointed out, she runs every week with a very fast Labrador, the last thing she needed was any extra luggage.

Our first male finisher was an 'unknown' runner (one of 22 unknown runners). Except, we do know who it was: our very own Jake English, who, as he finished, tapped me on the arm with a 'well done, Michele'. He was finishing his parkrun, I was finishing my first lap. That is actually not very supportive Jake and the least you could have done was let me get to a position where you couldn't lap me. Anyway, you get no credit for being first finisher as you didn't have your barcode. #DFYB

Our second finisher was Che Compton followed by Sean Fitzpatrick, who got a PB in his fastest time since October 2016.

We had three runners achieving their first big milestone. Well done to Steven Gauge, Russell White and Kat Curran on achieving your 50th parkrun!

Onto a slightly more serious note: at parkrun we're all elite athletes. Some run fast, some slow, some walk a bit, some walk the whole route. Regardless of how we get to the finish the beauty is we do it. Some people when they're running manage to expel large globules of 'stuff' from their nose and/or throat. So, just a gentle reminder to you all, please spit away from the other runners rather than towards them. It can really put you off your stride when a large glob of snot/sputum/unidentifiable gel lands on your leg..........and it's not yours!

Next week Alex and I are doing parkrun in Durham, North Carolina. It's the nearest one to where we're staying and will take us nearly two hours to drive there! But such is our dedication to parkrun we're happily going to do it! Which means the parkrun pen is up for grabs (for the next two weeks). If you want a go at report writing then message us on Facebook or email the CP parkrun office.

Finally, a huge thanks to our volunteers, without them we wouldn't be running. We were a bit short this week which meant some people couldn't run so do put your name down for volunteering, it's almost as much fun as running!

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 349
5th August 2017

This week 223 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • Tom WILSON • Monica FISK • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • David Heath BOSTOCK • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Amy CURTIS • Stephen HEWITT • Rae AMOSU • Chris BALMER • Chris BELL • Stephanie EVANS • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Russell WHITE • Philippa RYAN • Lyndsey MORLEY • Fred HAYES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) of Kent AC, was second over the line in 17:32 - has been first to finish on 28 previous occasions.
Sean FITZPATRICK (SM25-29) of Herne Hill Harriers, was third over the line in 17:34 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:09 - 34th time in 93 appearances.
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second (28th overall) over the line in 21:33 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Madeleine ARMSTRONG (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 21:56.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) – 79.66% for the time 17:32 (second overall).
Bernie HUTCHINSON (VM60-64) – 76.64% for the time 21:07 (20th overall).
Neil JEFFRIES (VM55-59) – 75.52% for the time 20:42 (17th overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 90.93% (23:20) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 334).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 7,159 participants have completed 47,310 parkruns covering a total distance of 236,550 km, including 8,460 new Personal Bests.

 

Summer sun, parkrun’s begun.

Report by Sam Oliver

Michele's weather fairy was at it again this week; despite a rainy Friday and Saturday afternoon, we were providing a lovely sunny morning for 240 parkrunners having a go at Crystal Palace's hills. According to a statty website someone put together, CP is one of the 50 hilliest venues for parkrun in the UK- it definitely feels that way after two and a bit laps!

Amongst our numbers for event number 348 were twenty-eight people trying out the course for the first time. Eighteen of these had never run a parkrun before- welcome to the club! At the other end of the scale were visitors from Maidstone, James and Teresa Lampert, with 225 runs of experience between them! Our most experienced runner however was Soheel Bhandari, who has now completed 341 parkruns (five here)- or put another way, over 1000 miles. That puts him in an unofficial parkrun club called 'The Proclaimers', which I have just made up.

Perusing our list of runners today I also happened upon James Foreman- not a first-timer, but notable in that nearly all of his parkrun history can be found in Singapore. I must admit my knowledge of parkrun in Singapore is a little sketchy, so I did some research to find that they have a whopping two events over there- imaginatively titled East Coast Park and West Coast Park. There's something for my tourist hitlist!

Anyway, pulling back into the correct timezone, we had our own event to run. Before setting off, George our Run Director marked some milestones including 50 runs for Lyndsey Morley and Tolkien Osborn (all run at Palace), and led us in thanking our wonderful-as-ever volunteers, and off we set.

I had a Bluetooth failure on the startline (i.e. I forgot to turn it on), rendering me having to run this event tech-less. Last week I was at Rickmansworth where they held a "naked" parkrun- not without clothes thankfully, but encouraging everyone to take part without running watches, phone apps etc, and do a sweepstake predicting your finishing time with a prize for the closest to their guess. Inspired by this, I thought I'd do the same this week and have a go at getting as close to 25 minutes as I could without reference. This would be my fastest time at Palace since injury a few months ago.

I hadn't factored in my parkrun "Dad", Gary Edwards, though. I caught Ed up during the first lap and he claimed he could help pace me to my aim. Unfortunately for my challenge, Ed's radar was a bit out and his fatherly encouragement spurred me on to a finish of 24:22. Still, too quick has to be better than too slow, surely?

By this time, of course, our early finishers were all done and dusted with some very impressive times. Our first finisher was first-timer Tom Mower who posted 16:13- to put into context, only five people have ever done the course faster than that. He was followed home by Andy Bond in 17:17. Che Compton, having hogged the limelight a bit recently by being first finisher in the inaugural runs at both South Norwood and Hoblingwell, quietly slipped home third in 17:40.

Our first female finisher was another first-timer, teenager Katie Balme who posted 20:03. Only thirty female runners have ever finished the course in under 20 minutes, so this is very praiseworthy. She was followed home by Lin Skinner in 21:11 and one-to-watch junior runner Heidi Forsyth in 21:54. Heidi went to the primary school I used to teach at, and in cross country training sessions I would help to pace her. (She wasn't quite as quick as she is now...) I'm sure that when she wins trophies and medals in the future she'll remember to thank me for the crucial role I played in her athletic development!

Up and down the field there were 32 runners achieving PBs, some trimming a second or two here and there, others obliterating previous best times. To mention all by name would make this report even more cumbersome, so I'll pick out for praise Marcus Zentner and Richard Moorhouse, who recorded their best times in their 26th and 23rd events at Crystal Palace respectively. Amongst the junior runners, Daniel Tough went under 27 minutes for the very first time- well done Daniel and to everyone else who bettered themselves today!

So, time-check... 10.13am on Sunday. Run report written. Can it be published before Friday...? :-)

Palace parkrun
Event number 348
29th July 2017

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • George WILLIAMS • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Che COMPTON • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Chris BELL • Penelope D'ARCY GRAHAM • Andy COTTRILL • Stephanie EVANS • Julie LETTS • Sam OLIVER • Lyndsey MORLEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Tom MOWER (SM30-34) of Kent AC, was first over the line in 16:13 - first appearance.
Andy BOND (VM40-44) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second over the line in 17:17 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) of Kent AC, was third over the line in 17:40 - has been first to finish on 28 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Katie BALME (JW15-17) of Herne Hill Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:03 - first appearance.
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was second (17th overall) over the line in 21:11 - has been first to finish on 33 previous occasions.
Heidi FORSYTH (JW11-14) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 21:54.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Tom MOWER (SM30-34) – 80.88% for the time 16:13 (first overall).
Andy BOND (VM40-44) – 80.81% for the time 17:17 (second overall).
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) – 79.06% for the time 17:40 (third overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 90.93% (23:20) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 334).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 7,127 participants have completed 47,087 parkruns covering a total distance of 235,435 km, including 8,425 new Personal Bests.

 

Another late parkrun report……sack the reporter!

OK, no excuses are acceptable for yet another tardy and short parkrun report. I shall blame pressure of work, older son returning from a month inter-railing and being generally rubbish.

As I was leaving home on Saturday I noticed that the Twitter account of parkrun weather fairy had been mentioned by Paul Sinton-Hewitt. He was planning on running in the New Forest but it had been raining all night and he asked the weather fairy to sort the weather out for 09:00. S/he replied they would try their hardest and I tweeted that S/he ALWAYS made sure the weather was OK for us......and my tweet was 'liked'. As we left home the heavens opened and my 15yo son informed me that I had jinxed the weather.  For those 200 of you/us who lined up you will know that at 09:00 the sun was shining and the sky was blue.  And it stayed like that until 10:00, which was perfect as Mayowa Agienoji and Mike Woodward crossed the finish line in 50:03 so there was time to collect all the finish funnel in and set off for the Pride of Venice for breakfast. If Carling did parkrun they'd do it at Crystal Palace.

Summer is truly upon us: 200 is quite a low turnout these days.  Our first runner was an 'unknown' but we do know who it was.....Nicholas Torry, who'd forgotten his barcode. Nick usually sets a course record when he runs so although I was a reluctant acknowledger of his speed as he lapped me I was quite pleased he failed to set a new course record. Does that make me petty? Probably. BUT as he didn't have his barcode we don't know his time. So for Nick and 15 other runners we'll never know how well they ran. #DFYB

Jake English must have been taking it easy as Peter Lighting ran true to his name and finished in 17:09 (bagging yet another PB) and nearly a minute before Jake. Jake had threatened to pace me but luckily I started way to far in the back for him to deliver on that promise.

Our first three women across the line were Belinda Cottrill, Heidi Forsyth and Suzy Wallace. I should mention that Heidi runs in the 11-14 age category. She is definitely one to watch.

Thirty people ran a Personal Best, including my obnoxious son, Alex Singhgolden. I'm delighted to say he was retching by the end although disappointed I didn't get to see it! Other PBs included Samantha Sookdeo who managed to get a sub 39 for the first time ever; Elizabeth Andrews who went sub 25 and Eric Pirbonyeh for his 26:13. I run with Eric sometimes and any very disappointed to see how much he's improving, I can't keep anywhere near him now.

Twenty-three people had never run at Crystal Palace parkrun before and .......now sit down and take a breath......10 of them had NEVER RUN PARKRUN BEFORE IN THEIR LIVES! I do hope you found us to be a welcoming and lovely parkrun: of course you did! So come back and join us on Saturday. (I'm not writing the run report so it will be posted much nearer the event because Sam is writing it and he's much more diligent than me.)

As it's almost 10pm on Thursday and I promised to post this week's report sooner than last week's, I shall stop. Sam's got the pen on Saturday so we'll be posting a bit sooner after the next parkrun.

Now for the stats:

Crystal Palace parkrun

Event number 347
22nd July 2017

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • David Heath BOSTOCK • Rob MONK • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Chris BELL • Julia ANDERSON • Melissa ALLWORK • Julie LETTS • Philippa RYAN • Fred HAYES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Peter LIGHTING (VM35-39) of Kent AC, was second over the line in 17:09 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Jake ENGLISH (SM20-24) of Croydon Harriers, was third over the line in 18:01 - has been first to finish on 45 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:29 - 8th time in 174 appearances.
Heidi FORSYTH (JW11-14) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:38.
Suzy WALLACE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 22:54.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Peter LIGHTING (VM35-39) – 77.36% for the time 17:09 (second overall).
Deron FAGAN (VM40-44) – 75.27% for the time 18:24 (4th overall).
Neil JEFFRIES (VM55-59) – 74.68% for the time 20:56 (16th overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 90.93% (23:20) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 334).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 7,099 participants have completed 46,847 parkruns covering a total distance of 234,235 km, including 8,393 new Personal Bests.

 

Yet another late report.

Well, a combination of the start of the holiday season and the lure of the new South Norwood Country Park parkrun led to attendance being slightly down. As ever at 8:50 there were about five people at the start line and then out of nowhere by 09:00 we had 245 people champing at the bit while Tom did his warm-up, sorry, introduction. For 25 people it was the first time they had run our slightly undulating course. I didn't get to talk to many people post run as I had to dash off. So I don't know if there were any people like last week's tourist who wasn't that keen on our course. I'm sure he was a one off though!

Thirteen people ran the first ever parkrun in their lives! Welcome to an amazing way to start your Saturday. I do feel a little bit guilty though as I pipped one of our brand new runners at the finish line. For the last few weeks I've really struggled and with Susannah Simpson's 'you just need to move your arms and legs faster, Michele' ringing in my ears and the fact that Chris Axon (having run in a leisurely (for him) 24.07) came back to find me and 'motivate' me to a fast finish I felt I needed to make a bit of an effort at the end. So, apologies to Anny Chui for overtaking you in the home straight.

I did very nearly get a PB as Jake English was doing the timing and as I was coming to the finish line for the second time (with a lap to go) suggested I run up the finish funnel. 'I won't tell anyone' he promised. Thanks Jake but I think everyone would have suspected some sort of foul play on my part if I'd set a new women's course record!

We don't know if our first finisher was a tourist or a first timer as he or she DIDN'T HAVE A BARCODE. I would be devastated if I finished first and didn't get to celebrate because I'd forgotten my barcode. #DFYB

As ever, our volunteers made this all possible. If you haven't volunteered (or if you have) do put your name down again. Lots of our regular volunteers will be going on holiday over the next few weeks so we need all the help we can get! Just email the office, post on Facebook or show up at 8:40. And speaking of volunteers I won't be around on 29th July, 12th and 19th August so do let me know if you'd like a go at holding the parkrun pencil and writing the report.

 

Palace parkrun
Event number 346
15th July 2017

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Carol HAYES • Tom WILSON • Andy TOUGH • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Chris BALMER • Jake ENGLISH • Simon LANG • Chris BELL • Melissa ALLWORK • Julie LETTS • Fred HAYES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Ian PETERS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:42.
Adam KELLY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:44.

Female placings:
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was first (19th overall) over the line in 21:14 - 7th time in 173 appearances.
Heidi FORSYTH (JW11-14) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:29.
Sally WARREN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 22:40.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Tim LUND (VM60-64) – 76.41% for the time 20:59 (15th overall).
Heidi FORSYTH (JW11-14) – 74.32% for the time 21:29 (22nd overall).
Adrian LOBB (VM40-44) – 72.81% for the time 19:11 (6th overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 00:15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 90.93% (23:20) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 334).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 7,076 participants have completed 46,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 233,235 km, including 8,363 new Personal Bests.

 

A royal parkrun

Things I love about parkrun include knowing that I will feel good all day after I've run it. Oh and of course going to the Pride of Venice cafe in Penge where we have become such post park regulars the woman who takes our orders knows us by name! We're we're a bit depleted yesterday both in the cafe and at parkrun itself. There was a new parkrun launched yesterday at South Norwood and some of their 180 first timers (that is all of the people who turned up) had gone down the hill to try out the course. Our own Che was first finisher and in a blistering time of 17:53. With lots of our locals at South Norwood we had a more select turnout with a mere 196 attendees.

We all agreed at the start that it didn't seem that hot, which was a relief after the last few days. Of course, once we'd done two and a half laps of the park we weren't saying that anymore! We didn't have any course records set yesterday but we did have some tennis royalty. I have had to sign the Official Secrets Act to say this much but we were joined yesterday by someone who had been on Centre Court with Andy Murray the day before! If I tell you anymore I'll have to kill you so don't ask!! Thanks to Laura Tough for that little nugget!

Our tennis royalty was one of 29 people running in our beautiful slightly undulating course for the first time. Tourist Gerald Miles seemed less than impressed with our slopes, preferring the flatness of Peacehaven, I can't see why myself! Seven of our first timers were fresh out of the wrapper having never run a parkrun anywhere before. Welcome to all of you......who have you been for the last seven years?!

With the absence of Nicholas, Che and Jake the first male finisher place was up for grabs and Thomas Mountford grabbed it in style bagging a PB as well. Adrian Lobb and Tim Church (second and third respectively) also got themselves PBs. In fact it was a bit of a PB Saturday with 28 gained. Our first female finishers: Lin Skinner, Belinda Cottrill and Madeleine Armstrong didn't manage PBs although Lin's daughter Holly had challenged her to try to lap her. Holly was attempting to run one lap of the course and to finish it before her mum finished both. They had left the park long before I finished so you'll have to read next week to see if she succeeded.

Posy Laryea took an astonishing 70 seconds off her previous PB bringing her time down to 30:14, a little bit bittersweet. I know how frustrating it is to get to that elusive sub 30. Posy has been running parkrun at Crystal Palace since June 2016 and is now nine minutes faster than when she started. That's amazing Posy, well done!

As I often comment we couldn't put the event on without volunteers and this week we were missing Tail Runner/Walker Mike so a special thanks to David Hamilton who stepped in and paced tourist Jo Merredew to her first finish at Crystal Palace. We always have plenty of volunteering opportunities so do come along at 8:40 on a Saturday or email the office or put a post on Facebook if you want to lend a hand.

Now for the stats:

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 345
8th July 2017

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Ameet PATEL • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • David HAMILTON • Chris BELL • Penelope D'ARCY GRAHAM • Julie LETTS • Lyndsey MORLEY • Amy INNES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Thomas MOUNTFORD (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:52 - first time in 11 appearances.
Adrian LOBB (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:01.
Tim CHURCH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:01.

Female placings:
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was first (13th overall) over the line in 20:40 - 33rd time in 91 appearances.
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:18 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Madeleine ARMSTRONG (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:16.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Andy LEE (VM60-64) – 80.98% for the time 19:59 (7th overall).
Neil JEFFRIES (VM55-59) – 75.16% for the time 20:48 (15th overall).
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) – 74.44% for the time 20:40 (13th overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 00:15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 90.93% (23:20) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 334).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 7,051 participants have completed 46,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,030 km, including 8,325 new Personal Bests.

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