A glorious May morning greeted our 267 parkrunners, joggers and walkers at this week’s parkrun. There was not a cloud in the sky as everyone made his or her way round our mixed terrain course – there’s something for everyone at Forest Rec! We were delighted to welcome tourists from Braunstone, Whitstable, Great Yarmouth and Gedling – we hope you enjoyed your visit. There were a stunning 77 new PBs reported, including our first and second placed runners Bob Templeman and Thomas Miller. 24 of our parkrunners were first timers – we hope you enjoyed parkrun enough to come back again!
Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing volunteers. This week we were cheered on all the way by Michelle Dennis and Lenka Alioum [Timekeepers], Amit Puri, Antony ‘Ginge’ Dowd, Emma Tomlinson and Ian Dennis [Marshals], Clare Bevan and Gillian Roberts [Finish Tokens], Ishrat Amin, Jackie Scruton, Natalie Holmes and Tim Smith [Barcode Scanning], Tripti Gyan, Ian Hill and Mark Howson [Tail Walkers], Martyn Newton and Tracey Parr [Token Sorting] and Shelagh Mitson [Run Director].
Special thanks to Clare Bevan for switching roles to cover finish tokens, Ian Dennis for providing additional Run Director support and Tim Smith, who unfortunately had to stop running after the first lap with a calf strain but immediately donned hi-viz and jumped in as a volunteer! Volunteering is so much fun and you really do get to see a different side of parkrun. Whether you are injured but still want to be involved, need a rest day or are racing later [Clare and Jackie, hope your sprint triathlon went well!] we are always so happy to welcome you to the team. All the details about how to join in are on our future roster page
It was already very warm by the time everyone had crossed the finish line and after all the kit had been packed away we retired to Homemade to process results, sort tokens and seek shade as necessary. The front windows of the café were open to the sunshine and many runners also chose to sit outside to enjoy their well-earned post-parkrun treat. We look forward to seeing you there again soon!
Forest Rec parkrun, event number 254 - 19th May 2018
This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Ishrat AMIN • Shelagh MITSON • Lenka ALIOUM • Clare BEVAN • Jackie SCRUTON • Ian DENNIS • Emma TOMLINSON • Martyn NEWTON • Michelle DENNIS • Amit PURI • Antony DOWD • Gillian ROBERTS • Tim J E SMITH • Natalie HOLMES • Tracey PARR • Tripti GYAN • Ian HILL • Mark HOWSON
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 7,112 participants have completed 40,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 204,100 km, including 7,609 new Personal Bests.