A grey sky was no deterrent to 257 sunny parkrunners at our latest event Lovely to see so many and thank you to everyone for supporting our parkrun on Saturday!
We welcomed tourists from as far afield as Cambridge, Haywards Heath, Kimberley, Lancaster, Long Eaton, Maidstone plus there were visitors from Bermuda Striders, CSSC Sports & Leisure, Defence Sports and Recreation, Hedge End RC and Vegan Runners. There were an amazing 11 complete newcomers to parkrun and 52 wonderful PBs, congratulations to all who ran :) We hope that everyone enjoyed the Forest Rec experience!
As a reminder, once you have run, jogged or walked through our finish funnel, don't go through it a second time. Please feel free to go back out onto the course to encourage friends who haven't finished yet, but make sure you avoid the finish funnel when you come back the second time. It does odd things with the results!
Our parkrun simply could not happen without our wonderful volunteers. Our thanks go to:
Chris Foulds and Su Justice (Timekeepers), Catherine Allen, Amit Puri and Robert Slater (Marshalls), Mary Yeadon (Finish Tokens), Kathryn Wood (Finish Tokens Support), John Houghton, Thomas Justice and Alison Woodrow (Barcode Scanners), Tom Luca (Barcode Scanners Support), Julie Bridges and Rachel Claire Cadman (Tail Walkers) and Maria Mills (Run Director).
If you'd like to help out, all the details are on our future roster page
Post run we retired to Homemade for refreshments and some token sorting. Thank you to the volunteers who carry out this important role - we need all the tokens in the right order ready to hand out next time!
Forest Rec parkrun, event number 242 - 17th February 2018
This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Alison WOODROW • Rachel Claire CADMAN • Chris FOULDS • Mary YEADON • Catherine ALLEN • Kathryn WOOD • Su JUSTICE • Maria MILLS • Julie BRIDGES • Tom LUCA • Amit PURI • Robert SLATER • Thomas JUSTICE • John HOUGHTON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Forest Rec parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28).
Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,660 participants have completed 37,703 parkruns covering a total distance of 188,515 km, including 7,120 new Personal Bests.