Definitely a warm one this week! Thank you to all of the 199 runners, joggers and walkers who joined us on Saturday – old faces and new, it was lovely to see you all. A big parkrun welcome to our 25 Forest Rec first timers – we hope you enjoyed your experience with us and will be back for more soon. There were also a fantastic 16 PBs – well done everyone!
We welcomed tourists from Nonsuch, Southampton, Rochester, Nostell, Long Eaton, Portsmouth, Melton Mowbray and Derby – hope that you enjoyed our course. A special mention goes to Elizabeth McKinley, all the way from Dartmouth Massachusetts, who had only arrived in the UK on Friday – we hope your jetlag wasn’t too bad!
Big congratulations Alistair Paylor who reached his 100th parkrun on Saturday! Well done on the milestone run :) Good work from Martyn Newton too, who completed his 200th parkrun. Martyn is also one of our stalwart token sorters and he joined us to help out again this week.
Amit Puri and Tom Humphries [finish tokens]; Caroline Mahal, Ian Dennis and Stephanie Murphy [barcode scanners]; Helen Bamford and Rachel Grant [tail walkers]; Fred, John Houghton and Naomi Ellen Fretwell [timekeepers]; Manfred Almeida [pre-run course setup]; Martyn Newton [token sorting], Meryl Somersall, Michelle Dennis and Tracey Parr [marshals] and Shelagh Mitson [run director].
If you fancy a go at volunteering all the details are here! We meet in front of the pavilion at 8.30 every Saturday and you will always be given a very warm welcome.
Once this week’s run had finished, the terrace outside Homemade was filled with happy runners enjoying the sunshine while our token sorters got to work. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Forest Rec parkrun, event number 261 - 7th July 2018
This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
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 7,357 participants have completed 42,466 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,330 km, including 7,861 new Personal Bests.