Yet another beautiful day on The Sunshine Coast, we welcomed 308 lovely people to Eastbourne parkrun event no. 299. It's the big 300th next week so be sure to come and help us celebrate what has come to be the best part of our weekends!
It was the summer course this week and an amazing 35 runners recorded Personal Bests, including Elliot Hoskins, (who finished 2nd in a time of 17.53), Archie Wells, Mateusz Baran, William Chaplin, Kelly Tattam & Jason Remington...to name a few. Which just goes to prove Chopper T's theory of 'It is a PB course...It is!'
63 were first timers and representatives of 36 different clubs took part. I hope you guys all enjoyed it and come back next week.
A special thanks to TeamGB Sailor Nicola Boniface for tail walking yesterday, it was great to have you at Shinewater.
A director debut by George, who did a smashing job. Can't wait for Mr. Kellond's directing debut next Saturday, no pressure Dave, suffice to say he will not require the megaphone.
Best wishes to the super brilliant Belinda Cramp, who celebrated her birthday with a whirl on barcode scanning. Shout out to Belinda's scanning number 1. Louise Rice too. Who was greeted by Huw with a 'Hey! How come you got a pink jacket?!'
Apologies to anyone who got stung yesterday by a pesky wasp. We've now located the nest and should be ok from now on. But as an added precaution we'll do the out and back course next week to be on the safe side. Hopefully they won't bug us anymore! ... (Get it?) haha. Oh dear.
Now for the stats:
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:
Adrien COYNE • Pam HART • Graham John CLARK • Tim READING • Fenella MALONEY • Natalie MCCREATH • Ryan WALKER • Jonni ANDREWS • Geoffrey GRAY • Louise OLIPHANT • Huw OLIPHANT • Brian WINN • Nikki YOUNG • Karen CASTLE • Graham PELLING • Robin WALTER • Belinda CRAMP • Carol PARKES • Louise RICE • Chris KEEP • George RADANOV • Kylie YOUNG • Lisa GOLDSMITH • Bob BRUCE • Donna MASKELL • Sally HYLANDS • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Jemma LANDER • Lisa SIM • Lorna EARL • Matthew DAWSON • Nikki BONIFACE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Eastbourne parkrun Results Page.
James DONALD (SM30-34) of Team Bath AC, was first over the line in 17:37 - first appearance.
Elliot HOSKINS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:53 - was first to finish once before.
George CSATLOS (VM35-39) of Eastbourne Rovers AC, was third over the line in 17:55.
Sue FRY (VW45-49) of Hailsham Harriers, was first (19th overall) over the line in 19:59 - 73rd time in 85 appearances.
Louise OLIPHANT (SW30-34) of Eastbourne Rovers AC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 21:28 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Emily EATON (SW30-34) of Seaford Striders RC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:38.
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 6,092 participants have completed 45,262 parkruns covering a total distance of 226,310 km, including 8,058 new Personal Bests.
Have a great Sunday Everyone,