That’s how many wonderful parkrunners we had this Saturday – not quite a Forest Rec-ord [see what we did there?] but not far off, and a surprisingly high number given there were local cross country races that afternoon and other races the day after. Thank you all for coming and bringing your smiling faces and enthusiastic legs!
A very warm welcome to tourists from Bristol, Kingston, Skipton, Ripon, St Albans, Whitstable, Rushcliffe and Bestwood Village – we hope you enjoyed our ‘gently undulating’ course. All in all there were 46 first timers and 34 new PBs. We do have a PB / enjoyed the run / just feel like ringing it bell now, which unfortunately we neglected to mention in the run brief – it’ll still be there next time!
A massive thank you to all of this week’s amazing volunteers, without whom parkrun would not take place:
Su Justice and Tom Luca [timekeeping], Jessica Heap, Debbie Tyler, Robert Slater and Chloe Taylor [marshals], Wayne Stott and Chris Foulds [finish tokens], Lenka Alioum, Ian Dennis, Natalie Holmes, John Houghton and Fred [barcode scanning], Tripti Gyan and Simon Nash [tail walkers] and Shelagh Mitson [run director].
Thanks to Su for swapping roles at short notice, to Chloe for volunteering while dad Gary ran, and to Simon for not only turning up on the day but also kindly agreeing to tailwalk despite having a cross country to race this afternoon!
All the details about how to help out are on our future roster page. We’re always happy to welcome more volunteers to our crew – there are lots of different roles to choose from and they are all immense fun, we promise
Once all the kit had been put away [and many thanks to the unidentified parkrunner who stayed behind to help put away the finish funnel before disappearing] we warmed up in Homemade with tea, coffee and cakey goodness. We are very grateful to our token sorters who got everything shipshape ready for next week – just one token missing this time! Thank you for remembering to hand them in after you’ve run – it’s one fewer job for next week’s run director to worry about.
We hope that you enjoyed your Forest Rec parkrun this morning – we certainly enjoyed seeing you and hope you come back again soon!
Forest Rec parkrun, event number 237 - 13th January 2018
This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 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 6,457 participants have completed 36,300 parkruns covering a total distance of 181,500 km, including 6,874 new Personal Bests.