It was a relatively quiet parkrun today with a lot of local running events taking place this weekend.
This week 259 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.
As usual we welcomed a number of visitors - from Windsor, Thetford, Reading, Yorkshire
First male home was visitor Mark Symes , running his 342nd parkrun , first time at Eastbourne. Mark recorded a time of 17.11 with an age grading of 85.84%.
First female was Elaine Everill Hailsham Harriers with a time of 21.19.
Also well done to my nephew Dan Allistone who achieved a new PB of 18.33. Dan is the Southern Counties Boxing Champion welterweight division and trains with local Phoenix boxing club. Dan's coach gave him the option of sprint drills or parkrun. No contest really on a warm, sunny Saturday morning in the park with 250 other parkrunners. I did explain to Dan that parkrun was a non contact event which he fully acknowledged. Dan says he'll be back soon to break through the 18 min time.
We also celebrated a number of milestones today. Well done to Jessica Marshall Tony Rochester and Brian Knights on 50 parkruns.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers: A huge thank you to you all.
Stephen O WEBB • Duncan TAYLOR • Pam HART • Mike THOMPSON • Fenella MALONEY • Natalie MCCREATH • Jonni ANDREWS • Jane THOMAS • Graham PELLING • Jeremy LOWE • Chris KEEP • Ian CUMBERLAND • Clair VINEY • Sam NORTHWAY • Neil MASKELL • Martin SALES • Hazel MOTTRAM • Roger HUMPHRIES • Hayley HARRIS • Sarah DOHERTY • 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.
Good luck to those running in the Sunday East Sussex Sunday Cross Country event tomorrow at Wadhurst.
Also good luck to regular parkrunners Jonni and Fenella who'll be running in the Leicester marathon and half marathon with their family Molly ,Beabop and Freddie on Sunday.
Next Saturday will be Pam Hart's 250th parkrun. Pam is a member of the Core Volunteer team and has been involved with Eastbourne parkrun from the first event in 2012. Please come along next Saturday and help us celebrate . If there is anyone else celebrating milestones or birthdays, please let us know before beforehand so we can include in the pre-run briefing. Also if you're able to commit a bit more time to volunteering and/or would like to join the core team please contact us.
Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 8,198 participants have completed 63,958 parkruns covering a total distance of 319,790 km, including 10,845 new Personal Bests.