Cold, Crisp and Cloudy
By Richard Boese
This week at Frimley Lodge it was cold, cloudy and course conditions were surprisingly variable on our 8th Birthday. I warmed up round a crispy, crunchy first field and expected most of the rest of the course to be frozen too, but the canal was wet and muddy, the dog field frozen and the wooded section muddy again. That was a real challenge and fortunately there were no reports of falls or twisted ankles, even with the appearance of dozens of molehills behind the football goal on the first field. Well done everyone for staying upright!
This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course. The first finisher was Warrick Raath, who finished in 17:19 and the first female finisher was Susan Rodrigues of Frimley Flyers with a time of 21:56. There were 26 first timers, of whom 17 were new to parkrun – welcome everyone and hope to see you again soon!
An amazing 74 people recorded new Personal Best times which may be something to do with all the wonderful strength training you have all been getting wading around in the Frimley mud!
Milestones were achieved by juniors Thomas Conquest in the JM10 category achieving his 10th run, David Roberts achieving his 50th run and Louis Morris and Simon Thompson achieving their 100th run. Unofficial milestones were also achieved by Damian Bouch on 200 runs, Tom Churchill on 300 runs and Richard Fyvie on 350. Our age grade winner this week was junior James Winship in the age category JM11-14 with 79.74% with a brilliant new PB time of 18.11. Well done everyone!
Some of you might have noticed Brian Holden, one of our core volunteers, has been absent from the volunteer list for the last two events. Brian has been on holiday for the first time in many years, but while he has been away his usual duties have been ably handled by Amanda Critchell – well done Amanda!
Finally, a huge thank you to our 40 volunteers who made this week's Frimley Lodge parkrun possible:
Darren WOOD • Ross MACLAGAN • Melanie BOOTH • Alison LENAGHAN • Richard BOESE • Maurice GOODERHAM • Mark SYMES • Pam BERRIMAN • Brian HOLDEN • Roger SMITH • John TAYLOR • Helen HART • Andrew FIRTH • Peter BERRIMAN • Austin SOANE • Karen BARNARD • Malcolm Eric VAUGHAN • Amanda Dorothy CRITCHELL • Lucinda COBB • Hannah Mary GRAY • Ian COATES • Alec CHURCHILL • Bob TURNER • Emma COATES • Dawn FAILES • Sophie LE SAUX • Kelly Alexandra BAIN • Chris GRAY • Ian ELLIOTT • Madeline PEDDLE • Tabitha CHARMAN • Andrew SALTER • Harvey OCKRIM • Peter RILEY • Eva CHURCHILL • Neil PURCELL • Tanya HUTT • Ruby HARRISON • Samantha BENSON • Luke BOYCE
…and to all those who have supported Frimley Lodge parkrun over the past 8 years!