Whilst running around today’s parkrun I was able to occupy my mind with a few thoughts. One being what I could write about in this run report and in doing so I made the following observations and conclusions. In these hot conditions I was envious of the lady with her baby and pushchair in which she stored her drink. I observed the cutest little doggie with a lady in an electric wheelchair who told me when I was walking back to my car that this little cutie is the naughtiest dog she has ever owned!! (They weren’t participants) The infamous man on his bike is fitting in alongside the parkrun well these days.
There were a huge amount of PBs in spite of the hot weather. Being summer the number of visitors to the parkrun was large too. The number of visitors just reinforces the national and worldwide family of parkrunners.
Having not run for a few weeks and in view of the hot weather I found it great that I could still be a parkrunner and do it at my own jogging pace; it’s fantastic that you can sprint round like Mo Farah, run, jog, plod, run and walk or simply walk and you can bring your dog, kids and baby along too for the ride!
Congratulations to Frances Delves of Hailsham Harriers for producing the best age graded score of 84.22%.
First over the line was William Dales from “BRJ Run and Tri” in a new PB of 17.45.
3 of today’s runners have recorded more than 300 parkruns these were Zoe and Russel Gardham of Eastbourne Rovers and Richard Tanner of Hailsham Harriers. We had a lady from Australia today.
We were also advised at the briefing of some unwanted visitors in the form of wasps from a nest on the side of the course early on, thank you Donna for drawing this to our attention.
At the Hospice where we sort the tokens back into numerical order there were 2 missing that belonged to 2 runners who didn’t have personal barcodes scanned and would have left with their finishing tokens. If you are reading this and you don’t have a barcode please remember to return your finishing tokens before you leave and spread the word to any friends who you introduce to parkrun.
Once again the volunteer roster was filled but the run is always desperate for volunteers, please take a turn now and again and put something back into the event that you enjoy so much and is only made possible by volunteers.
This week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Stephen O WEBB • Adrien COYNE • David KELLOND • Pam HART • Charlotte SCOTT • Jane THOMAS • Graham PELLING • Jenny RHODES • Gary SKINNER • Louise RICE • Peter DRAKE • Sean TESTER • Charlie KELLOND • Chris KEEP • Louis BARNARD • Neil MASKELL • Donna MASKELL • Lorraine DUFFY • Imogen SANDS • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Rebecca HOLLAND • Jemma LANDER • Emma COOPER • Roger HUMPHRIES • Lola KELLOND • Ollie MILLER • Peter WILKINSON • Scott O'ROURKE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Eastbourne parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Julie BRIGGS who recorded a time of 17:59 on 11th May 2013 (event number 69).
The male record is held by Chris DODD who recorded a time of 15:51 on 14th November 2015 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded 90.35% (19:31) on 24th January 2015 (event number 161).
Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 7,763 participants have completed 59,955 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,775 km, including 10,211 new Personal Bests.