Oh what a beautiful morning and oh what a beautiful day. Numbers up again, back towards normality, but an unusually low number of tourists and first timers. This week 132 people ran, jogged and walked the course, which had been subjected to a bit of attention by the boar but not too much to the detriment of conditions. There were 13 first timers whilst 17 runners recorded new Personal Bests. 16 different clubs were represented in the field this morning.
It's great to see our ICE stats going up and we have just one volunteer not updated. Who is it? Please remember to carry your barcode with you throughout your run as if something happens there is a possibility that whoever attends to you won't know who you are, or who to contact. That's why it is so important and we hate to see unknowns....10 this week....We want to look after you. Please remember to print new barcodes if you update your details
No official milestones this week although Wendy Foxall from Massey Ferguson joined us for the fourth time and notched up 320, Anna Marie Freeman made it to 170, Rob Freeman reached run 160, Kathy Griffin ran for the 120th time, celebrating it with a pb, and cub reporter Brian Frances recorded his 110th parkrun. Well done all.
Lots of relatively new runners and returning tourists joined Kathy Griffin with a pb. Congratulations one and all. Bi
Who let the dogs out? Howard Clarke, VM45-49 and Ashleigh Bailey, SW25-29 were dragged round by their four legged friends and bounded over the line in 16.00, age grade 90% and 17.47, age grade 83.22% respectively, bagging top gender and overall first and second place. Second male was first timer Thomas Hodgson, SM25-29, whose 19:37 dropped him into our fastest 500 in slot 255. Entry level is now 20:34 or faster. Hmmm I need a pb Third crosser was SM25-29, Harry Wood in 19:51. Second female was Kathy Griffin, SW25-29 in that pb of 20:39 followed by Melanie Sheehan, VW45-49, pb'ing on her 5th forest outing in a time of 23:18 David Johnson, VM50-54, made the third spot for age grading, scoring 75.98% for his time of 20.03!
Thanks for bearing with us and staying with us as we adapt to our new parking regime and decreased toilet facilities! Aren't woods wonderful
In December, 8th and 15th specifically, one of our regulars is collecting long life food, tins and packets, to make up some Christmas Hampers for the deserving of the parish. Please be as generous as you feel you can be.
It was fantastic to see the volunteer roster filled up so quickly and by so many wonderful people and there's lots that yo to could do, especially if you want to volunteer and run e.g. Set-up, take down, report write, tail walk, volunteer co-ordinate, barcode scan if you are quick :-), results processing or even briefing! Go on...get involved. In the meantime please show your appreciation for our Hi-viz team for their efforts in putting on our run...This week there were 21:
Jacqui WYNDS • Angela BOWKETT • Mark MATHEWS • Lee OSBORNE • Stefanie FRANCIS • Anna Marie FREEMAN • Sue SHERGOLD • Vanessa PEGLER • Mark WILLIAMSON • Vicki HEWLETT • Colin LAVER • Peter COVINGTON JONES • Tracy LORD • Andy THORPE • Nick LORD • Melanie EATON • Paul WILLIAMS • Michael FLANNERY • Steve BEDFORD • Jacob DAY • Jennifer HARDING
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Forest of Dean parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Kyran HALE who recorded a time of 16:40 on 30th April 2011 (event number 53).
The female record is held by Kim MAZZUCCA who recorded a time of 17:15 on 21st July 2012 (event number 117).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:40 on 19th May 2018 (event number 431).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kim MAZZUCCA who recorded 96.04% (17:15) on 21st July 2012 (event number 117).