Not from the two weeks in question, but first of all you may remember we had some filming going on recently - here's the result
Also remember we're cancelled on 29 September (Goose Fair setting up) and 6 October (Goose Fair taking place). Back as usual on 13 October, but while we're off there are lots of other parkruns here!
Our first run report is from 8 September:
This week we had 214 parkrunners, we welcomed 30 First Timers and 38 people achieved PB’s. We had Tourists from Cumbria, Sheffield, Southend, Lancaster, Windsor, Essex, Coventry and Brazil. Thank you for your support, and hope to welcome you back to Forest Rec soon.
As always, a well deserved thank you to our wonderful volunteers –
Michelle Dennis and Samantha Shepherd (Timekeepers), Amit Puri, Sarah Middleton and Wayne Scott (Marshall’s), Francesca Barney and Peter Worsley (Finish Tokens/Finish Tokens Support), Steph James, Caroline Mahal and Devina Worsley (Barcode Scanners), Sarah Sharp, Lenka Alioum and Leanne Bonnington-Rhodes (Tail Walkers), Daniella Dimambrod, Martyn Newton and Tracey Parr (Token Sorting) and Tessa Turton (Run Director).
As people are aware we have a bell here at Forest Rec parkrun which can be rung for a number of reasons, eg this week for 3 of our runners the reason was just feeling awesome Well done all!
Post run we retired to a Busy Homemade for refreshments, token sorting and results processing.
Please remember - and it cannot be overly stressed - no printed barcode, no result, no exception. Additionally, please ensure that you do not take our finish tokens home with you as we require them every week.
Finally, we are always looking for new volunteers. Take a look at our future roster here. Why not take step one and join our happy hi vis heroes? Take a further twenty four steps and you will be awarded a place in the Volunteer Club, and gain an eye-catching tee shirt to wear with pride.
...and then from 15 September:
A lovely late summer morning greeted us at Forest Rec this weekend for our parkrun; both volunteers and runners all had a great time of it.
In summary we had 213 runners crossing the finish line; with 32 of us achieving a new PB, all that training is paying dividends. It was super to see 33 runners that were new to our course at Forest Rec; of those a bumper 12 were new to parkrun.
We were delighted to play host to quite a few tourists today; coming from Northampton, Plymouth, St. Alban’s and many local clubs; as usual a Forest Rec welcome is extended to all and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Our great volunteers this week kindly made the run possible :) Thanks to:
Matthew Adams, David Archer, Matt Conrad, Vivienne Craven, Peter Russell Davies, Ian Dennis, Chris Hill, John Houghton, Fred, Emily Jones, Su Justice, Charlie Pearce, Stephen Seaton, Sarah Sharp, Tessa Turton, Adam Wootton
Jason, one of our regulars, celebrated his 40th Birthday with us today - many happy returns
We weren't able to give results to 14 runners as they didn't have printed barcodes. parkrun’s rule is "No printed barcode, no result, no exceptions" - a paper barcode will always be acceptable (and free) or you can have a look here for a fancy plastic one.
Also, can you please remember not to take the finish tokens home with you. We are missing some nearly every week and we have to make them again before next week’s run.
Our volunteers are not just keeping you safe during the run, but they set-up and take-down the course signage, make sure you get a recorded time, administer the rosters and manage run reports (to name just a few roles). It really is easy and also very rewarding - if you fancy giving it a go, simply email the office at email@example.com and let us know. The hi-vis jackets are very comfortable and their cooling and waterproof properties are legendary (really!).
As usual, some of the volunteers and runners retired to the Homemade Café after the run to cool down in the sun, process the results, prepare the finish tokens for next week and socialise off the field with great refreshments. Please feel free to join us there after your next run
Forest Rec parkrun, event number 272 - 15th and 22nd September 2018
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 7,682 participants have completed 44,861 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,305 km, including 8,239 new Personal Bests.