A fractionally delayed report due to the wonder of CPFC!

I think our new one lap course is gaining momentum - 278 people turned up to complete it. In weeks past I have mentioned how I think Mike Woodward as tail person (I'm avoiding getting dragged into the tail runner/ tail walker debate) picks up innocent people in the park and forces them to join us. He's a bit like the Pied Piper of parkrun. Anyway, this morning I had that suspicion confirmed. I was at the end waiting for our final finishers when I saw Mike running away from the person I'd seen him with earlier to chivvy an innocent couple of women who appeared to be going for a very pleasant walk in the park. I went over to protect them from him and as we were talking and running back to rejoin the course they told me they had come to the park for a walk, seen us, joined in and intended registering as soon as they got home and they would be back next week!

I hope they do come back. I didn't see Haddy Quist this morning but I saw from the results that she came back for her second parkrun a mere week after her first and did it nearly three minutes faster. Well done Haddy! Another second timer was Maya Hilton who was running with her husband Peter. It was Maya's second parkrun but sadly neither Maya nor Peter had their barcodes with them so their finish times weren't recorded. #DFYB

I'm particularly impressed by Maya and Haddy. I think it's hard enough coming to your first parkrun but coming back for your second is, in my opinion, a little bit harder because you know what to expect! We had 33 people running in our beautiful park this week - 15 of them had never ever run, walked, jogged or hopped a parkrun before. To be honest I'm not sure anyone hopped ours today but you never know. We may have had more first timers but 38 people ran without a barcode. Now we know at least two of them were lured in by Mike so it's a real possibility some of the others were too. Our second and third male finishers didn't have their barcodes, I would cry if I did that.

An amazing 44 people ran their fastest ever parkrun yesterday. (I've had to have a break from writing this to go to watch Crystal Palace beat Chelsea. I had fully intended finishing the run report last night but the unexpected result meant I celebrated far too long to be able to write a coherent sentence!). So, I can't mention them all by name. Here are my top picks Xavi Rabanal-Hunt again! That boy is a machine having taken five minutes off his time since June! Andy Rowland got his annual PB, yes it was a year since his last one and yesterday he went sub 19 for the first time. HUGE congratulations Andy!

As ever, we can only put parkrun on if we have volunteers. Tom tried to encourage people to volunteer but seemed a little confused. Luckily Simon Lang was our RD and so the event was started efficiently and Simon reminded us all that we do need to volunteer sometimes if we want to experience the pleasure of running. Seriously, much as I prefer running I do enjoy my stints as a volunteer. Either email us or turn up a bit early on a Saturday morning and we can give you a job.

Stats as usual follow:

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 359
14th October 2017

This week 278 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Michael WOODWARD • Bob BELL • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Ian SHORTHOUSE • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Chris DANIELS • Simon LANG • Andy COTTRILL • Julia ANDERSON • Alex PHILIP • Julie LETTS • Leslie MALCOLM

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

Male placings:
Tom BOSWELL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:18 - 6th time in 41 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Lisa RABANAL (VW45-49) of Canix, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 22:20 - 12th time in 143 appearances.
Anne GUY (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:24.
Carly QUIGLEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 22:28.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Claire STEWARD (VW65-69) – 76.61% for the time 26:52 (147th overall).
Roger BEARDSWORTH (VM55-59) – 75.43% for the time 20:33 (11th overall).
Lisa RABANAL (VW45-49) – 73.28% for the time 22:20 (32nd 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 7,520 participants have completed 49,946 parkruns covering a total distance of 249,730 km, including 8,903 new Personal Bests.

 

One lap wonder

My hip has developed some sort of pain and I can't run at the moment, which is really frustrating but at least my Saturday morning routine remains the same. Instead of running I was volunteering this morning along with what felt like most of SE London! We've never had so many volunteers - 25 people either paced or donned their hi-viz vests and marshalled, scanned or handed out tokens. Without volunteers we couldn't run so thanks to everyone who did just that today.

Thirteen years ago the first Bushy Park Time Trial was run. In what is now a familiar story a man called Paul Sinton-Hewitt who was an injured runner was going through a bit of a tough phase in his life.  He invited some of his running friends to do a time trial, he would be the timer, and then they could go for coffee. The coffee was the most important part.  And so parkrun was born. Thirteen years later it is a global phenomenon and has encouraged hundreds of thousands of people to put on their trainers for the first time.

Today we had 21 people who had never run a parkrun before. Haddy Quist, Aaliyah Green and Jacqui Green were all brand new out of the wrapper runners who all looked a bit nervous at the start and very very happy at the beginning. Well done ladies! Welcome and we are looking forward to seeing you again next week.  Sixteen people had run parkrun before but were at Crystal Palace for the first time.  Welcome, what kept you? The beauty of our course is we were using our new first choice summer route, so that first very hard mile is the only bit of climbing you have to do.  Sometime soon we'll be changing to one of our winter routes where we seem to do more climbing.  It is still the best parkrun you can come to!

It felt like more but we only had 263 starters this morning, these days that doesn't feel like quite so many.  Mike Woodward was our tail walker and I initially thought that he was being true to form and picking up an unsuspecting person who just happened to be in the park but his 'unknown' runner was also running with regular parkrunner Clarice Wamba so maybe not.  How frustrating though, to turn up, pull yourself round the park and then not get that email and/or text telling you you're an amazing athlete. #DFYB

As it is the first Saturday of the month Crystal Palace Fun Runners provided pacers.  That may account for some of the 54 PBs.  Far too many to mention but here goes for a few: Phillip Steel went sub 35, Meredith Phillips went sub 27 and Xavi Rabanal-Hunt achieved a PB of nearly a minute and a half coming in at 23:36.

Bob Bell ran his 300th parkrun and Mark Lane his 100th. Congratulations to you both.

I won't go into the stats here: they're at the end of this report but Jake will be disappointed if I don't mention the fact he was first male finisher, of course he was.

As ever, we had perfect weather, the leaves were just crunchy enough but not too crunchy and apart from a slightly early false start the rain stayed away.

Until next week..........

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 358
7th October 2017

This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • Bob BELL • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • David BULLAS • Isobelle MCDONAGH • Michele GOLDEN • David Heath BOSTOCK • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Andrew CHONG • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Julia ANDERSON • Alex PHILIP • Piers BROMLEY • Clare DAVIS • Sue CORCORAN • Philippa RYAN • Lyndsey MORLEY • Leslie MALCOLM • Pascal JASSERAND • Zachary PESCOD-EVERISS • Saskia ALI BOYCE

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

Male placings:
Jake ENGLISH (SM20-24) of Croydon Harriers, was first over the line in 16:57 - 49th time in 64 appearances.
Andrew INGLIS (VM40-44) of Cambridge Harriers, was second over the line in 17:25 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) of Kent AC, was third over the line in 17:49 - has been first to finish on 29 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Sarah SAXTON (SW30-34) of Manchester Tri Club, was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:37 - first appearance.
Ola BALME (VW50-54) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:31 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:56 - has been first to finish on 34 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) – 78.39% for the time 17:49 (third overall).
Andrew INGLIS (VM40-44) – 78.37% for the time 17:25 (second overall).
Ola BALME (VW50-54) – 77.92% for the time 21:31 (29th 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 7,487 participants have completed 49,668 parkruns covering a total distance of 248,340 km, including 8,859 new Personal Bests.

 

Windsor? Not.

 

Report by Sam Oliver

September 2017 may well go down as a revolutionary month for Crystal Palace parkrun- with the invention of the "one lap" route which today had its fifth use (although this is the first time I get to talk about it in these pages). The route is generally still proving popular- an almost equal three-way split of one mile climbing, one mile on the flat of the terraces then one mile of descending and diverting around the dinosaur lake giving a change to the two-lap ups and downs usually faced. Throw in the added excitement of a "take the high road / low road" conundrum in the last kilometre (the high road is shorter but, well, higher) and a grandstand finish through the avenue of trees, and there's a lot to be liked.

(Last week Simon the Run Director likened the finish avenue to the "Long Walk" at Windsor. The only difference that should be pointed out is that the real Long Walk leads to a royal palace, whereas ours leads to a shut-down cafe.)

We had 277 parkrunners take part today, the joint-ninth highest ever. In fact, our runs on the 9th and 23rd of September are both in the top ten highest also, so the new course must be bringing in the punters. This included at least 36 first-timers of whom thirteen ran their first ever parkrun anywhere- welcome along! Of the others visiting Crystal Palace for the first time, we welcomed Andy Pusey for his 110th event- normally to be found at Tooting Common- and Terry Brightwell, who has run his home event of Whitstable over 300 times.

Once everyone had climbed the hill, dodged the puddles at the top (or in my case, gone straight into one and soaked my feet which I blame for my inability to beat last week's time), we were led home not for the first time by Che Compton and Tom Boswell, with an unknown runner third. Rebecca Goodwin, Lin Skinner and junior runner Kelsey Pullin (more of whom later) were our first three female finishers.

Forty-four of us recorded PBs, although as I crunched the numbers it took longer than usual to find out who our most experienced record-breakers were! In the end I located Alex Morrall and Jane Sparks, who luckily for me have very similar stories to tell: both were in their 20th parkrun, all at Crystal Palace, both have broken their PBs three times during September, and both now have broken the 27-minute barrier. Definitely new course fans I'd speculate!

Lots of stories to report amongst our junior runners too. Well done to our two youngest under 10s- Joseph for smashing his PB and Guinevere for finishing her first ever parkrun! Amongst the secondary-age contingent, Sophia Andrews, Anne Guy and Lester McLennan each took huge chunks out of their PBs, Arthur Starvis went under 22 minutes in his first run here, and both George Tovey (13th finisher) and the aforementioned Kelsey Pullin were unlucky enough to be a single second outside their PBs!

Thanks as ever to the army of volunteers who sprang up from nowhere the night before and morning of the event. Volunteering is great fun and even more rewarding than the fetching yellow jackets you get to wear and purple t-shirt that comes your way once you've done it 25 times. Without them parkrun wouldn't be what it is today.

Talking of which, parkrun becomes a teenager next week with its thirteenth anniversary weekend. Thirteen aptly being the number of runners who took part in the very first event- at the time called Bushy Park Time Trial- back in October 2014. Who knew then that by now they'd have a global movement giving hundreds of thousands the chance for a free timed run, jog or walk in the park each week? So do come along to share in the celebrations!

Now for the stats:

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 357
30th September 2017

This week 277 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Brian CLEMENTS • Michael WOODWARD • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • Isobelle MCDONAGH • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Andy COTTRILL • Melissa ALLWORK • Julie LETTS • Melissa DRINKWATER • Philippa RYAN • Sam OLIVER • Matt HUNT • Lyndsey MORLEY • Sarah COTTINGHAM • Tali EMDIN

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

Male placings:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) of Kent AC, was first over the line in 17:24 - 29th time in 174 appearances.
Tom BOSWELL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:18 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Rebecca GOODWIN (SW30-34) of Windrush Triathlon Club, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:07 - first time in 2 appearances.
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:28 - has been first to finish on 34 previous occasions.
Kelsey PULLIN (JW11-14) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 21:52.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) – 80.27% for the time 17:24 (first overall).
Claire STEWARD (VW65-69) – 75.91% for the time 27:07 (152nd overall).
Roger BEARDSWORTH (VM55-59) – 75.30% for the time 20:35 (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 7,450 participants have completed 49,405 parkruns covering a total distance of 247,025 km, including 8,805 new Personal Bests.

 

A bit of a parkrun hitch.

As catastrophes go it wasn't exactly up to Hurricane Irma standards but you could have been forgiven for thinking it was.  We're not the sort of parkrun to name and shame so, as Run Director, Barry Graham manfully took responsibility for the c&^k up.  Which was just as well really as it was all his fault.  When setting up the event Barry was responsible for giving the finish tokens to the finish-token-hander-outer.  Unfortunately, Barry chose the wrong set of tokens so we had a random selection of tokens which didn't start at the number one and weren't in numerical order.  If you have got a result today that is anything like the time you ran Crystal Palace parkrun in this morning then you're very lucky. You are very very unlikely to have got a correct position token.  The position token you got in your email/text is more likely to be correct than the one you were given on finishing.

Because Susannah Simpson and I work in regulation we did a root cause analysis and decided that rather than just blame Barry and assume it would never happen again we should do a lessons learned and disseminate the learning. So, it was Barry's fault and rather than risk him making the same colossal mistake again we have removed one set of finish tokens and Piers has created one long string of finish tokens which are in chronological order from 1-500.  Let's just hope no one drops them!

For some people this is just not going to be good enough and so we have arranged that next weekend all your barcodes will be accepted anywhere in the world, just turn up with your barcode and hope the organisers are better than Barry.  Alternatively, if travel isn't your thing then in two weeks time we're doing the three lap course which is about 300m too long so we'll allow you to run a bit further for no extra cost.

Seriously, sorry if we ruined a potential PB or something.  In seven years we've only made a mistake like this once or twice and we do know how annoying it can be. If you're one of the 37 people who had never run at Crystal Palace parkrun before I would like to assure you we're usually much more professional and slick in our organisation.  Sadly, most weeks we're a bit amatuerish so the fact we've only made a few mistakes along the way is nothing short of miraculous. To the 17 of you who had never run parkrun anywhere in the world before: welcome!  You will have noticed the beautiful weather this morning and I can tell you we always have perfect running weather. Today was only the second time we'd run today's route and I think it's safe to say it will be our summer route of choice in the future.  We have never had as much feedback as we received last week so we'll stick with it, I think.  If you had never run parkrun before do come back as we have some lovely routes.

To the 20 tourists - welcome to you too. Kelly Hymer was one of our tourists. Kelly came down from Newcastle - I imagine that with the Great North Run happening tomorrow Newcastle is a bit packed so I can see why she came to visit us! Neill Parker was also a tourist: he's run six parkruns in six venues, I shall be following him with stalker like intensity to see if he ever repeats a parkrun!

Of the 287 people who lined up at the start 39 achieved a personal best. Again, too many to mention individually but I will mention one or two. Baz Campbell did her first parkrun in our lovely park on 8th July 2017 in 50:50 and today, on her sixth got a PB of 36 minutes. WOW! Well done Baz.  Clare Davis got her second PB in two weeks making it six in three months, another elite athlete I think!

There may have been more first timers, tourists and PBs but............25 people ran without a barcode. I think I may be as disappointed as them. Next week #DFYB.

For those who are interested in first finishers etc the stats are at the end of this report. I will mention Jake (of course) who was particularly impressive as first finisher today as he wasn't with us last week so depended on me giving him good enough directions to lead the field!  And a huge thanks to Steph Evans who plodded around with me. She had a 'late' night last night and so wasn't running her usual mad speed but in Lin Skinner's absence Steph may well have bagged herself a first female finisher spot. Oh well, there's always next week.

Today we had a bit of a shock as Mike Woodward actually had someone to tailwalk with. He usually picks up an unsuspecting person in the park and drags them round with him so it was nice that Margaret Canham (one of our first timers) kept him company. As always, we couldn't have put on the event without our volunteers so a huge thanks to them for allowing us to run.

Now for the stats:

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 354
9th September 2017

This week 287 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • Tom WILSON • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • David Heath BOSTOCK • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Clare DAVIS • Emily BAKER • Steven GAUGE • Jo CANHAM

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

Male placings:
Jake ENGLISH (SM20-24) of Croydon Harriers, was first over the line in 17:48 - 47th time in 61 appearances.
Ian FENN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:13 - was first to finish once before.
Tom WILSON (VM40-44) of Dulwich Runners AC, was third over the line in 19:19 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Ellie OSMOND (JW15-17) of South London Harriers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 20:47 - first time in 7 appearances.
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:35 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Sally NEWSOME (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (44th overall) over the line in 22:54.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Roger BEARDSWORTH (VM55-59) – 74.82% for the time 20:43 (15th overall).
Ellie OSMOND (JW15-17) – 74.58% for the time 20:47 (16th overall).
Stuart Crosby FRANKLIN (VM50-54) – 73.66% for the time 20:11 (11th 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 7,330 participants have completed 48,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 242,815 km, including 8,640 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Another Saturday, another parkrun route

Last week due to the Motorsport event in the park we were forced with no notice to devise a new route so gave runners/walkers/strollers the opportunity to run round the dinosaur lake three times. This morning (yes, I'm really writing this on Saturday afternoon!) we arrived to see Tom had devised yet another route. By my reckoning it's our fifth but I stand to be corrected.  Interestingly, at the end, I was speaking to someone who said it was his third appearance at Crystal Palace parkrun and the third route he'd experienced!  I assured him we have been known to run a route more than once.

Anyway, back to the beginning. It was Tom's 250th parkrun and as he's our Event Director he can do what he wants and what he wanted was a new route.  He managed to devise a one lap route which nearly everyone enjoyed. It had a bit of uphill (well, the first 1.5K was purely uphill) a bit of trail, a bit of path and a lap of the dinosaur lake.  Nearly everyone I spoke with afterwards said they enjoyed it.  We may do it again but the trail part proved challenging to some runners so we may not. Watch this space.

Two hundred and seventy-two people lined up at the start this morning. As ever, the weather was perfect, perhaps a tiny bit warm, it certainly felt it in the sun but the shaded areas were perfect. It was our highest turnout for weeks.  Of the 29 people running Crystal Palace parkrun for the first time, there were eight tourists - none had travelled from very far but there were some who had triple figures under their belts before venturing to our mountains. S Lane is a member of Dulwich Park RC and had done 169 parkruns before joining us for a lap of the park.  Jodie Schubert had run 145 and although Jodie usually runs at Harrow Lodge she has been up to quite a bit of tourism recently having visited a lot of the London parkruns and adding 20 different parkruns to her list.

A big welcome to our eight brand new, out of the wrapper runners. I was speaking to Susann Zilkenat at the beginning and she said she has recently moved to Crystal Palace from Germany and thought parkrun would be a good way to get fit.  It's also a great way to meet people and start your Saturday: win, win, win.  Welcome to Susann and our other seven first timers.

Fifty-six people achieved a personal best this morning: far too many to mention individually but I can't resist mentioning some of them. Steph Evans managed to go sub 22 for the first time ever, bagging herself first female finisher as well. I know how much this means to Steph who, being an elite athlete, was off for a swim afterwards!  Well done Steph.   Ola Balme was our first female finisher.  It was Ola's 100th parkrun this morning and we were delighted to have her join as as she ran our first parkrun in Crystla Palace on 29th May 2010.  It wasn't a PB for Ola this morning although I wouldn't turn down 22:05.  Belinda Cottrill was our second female finisher.

Thomas Mountford, Richard Brown and Connor Murray were our first male finishers which is particularly impressive as they needed to remember the quite complicated route!

Sara Cain took nearly two and a half minutes off her time here two weeks ago so a great PB for Sara coming in at 34:44. Jez Philips ran his 16th parkrun today, it was also his 16th at Crystal Palace and his 10th PB: a bit of a machine I think!

Sadly I can't report on 29 of our runners as they didn't have a barcode. How awful: to get up on a Saturday morning, go to Crystal Palace park to find we have yet another inaugural route and then not be able to prove you were there on that auspicious day. Next week #DFYB. As ever our penultimate finisher was an unknown, I remain convinced Mike just forces people who are in the park for a walk to go round the parkrun course with him.

This week, I'm finishing with a bit of reflection.  Most weeks on the parkrun Facebook discussion pages you see a thread where someone who was at parkrun witnesses a parent or adult with small child 'encouraging' the child to run a bit faster, or indeed, to run at all. These report nearly inevitably descend into people arguing about how best to encourage children to run.  Today I saw two instances of smmall children not feeling the parkrun love.  On both occasions the adult with them (I think their Mums) was kind, supportive, offered them drinks and suggested walking.  How lovely to see. None of this shouting business in our all inclusive parkrun.  One of the children then found a second wind and left me for dust just before the finish!

As ever, thanks to the volunteers. We couldn't run without volunteers so do sign up for a stint sometime either on our Facebook page or by emailing the office.

To keep you occupied until next week here are the stats:

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 353
2nd September 2017

This week 272 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Michael WOODWARD • Carol HAYES • Claire STEWARD • Tom WILSON • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Che COMPTON • Chris BALMER • Kate WENSLEY • Daniel CATT • Simon LANG • John MOSS • Piers BROMLEY • Matt COLLINS • Julie LETTS • Clare DAVIS • Philippa RYAN • Sam OLIVER • Lyndsey MORLEY • Fred HAYES • Alison LODGE

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 18:53 - second time in 15 appearances.
Richard BROWN (VM35-39) of Severn AC of Gloucester, was second over the line in 18:59.
Conor MURRAY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:15.

Female placings:
Stephanie EVANS (SW25-29) of South Leeds Lakers, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 21:36 - first time in 23 appearances.
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 21:42 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Ola BALME (VW50-54) of Dulwich Runners AC, was third (28th overall) over the line in 22:05 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Claire STEWARD (VW65-69) – 76.71% for the time 26:50 (139th overall).
Hugh BALFOUR (VM60-64) – 76.35% for the time 21:34 (20th overall).
Ola BALME (VW50-54) – 75.92% for the time 22:05 (28th 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 7,293 participants have completed 48,276 parkruns covering a total distance of 241,380 km, including 8,601 new Personal Bests.

 

 

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