Gadebridge parkrun Event number 118
22nd July 2017
This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
This Week's Volunteers
Your Run Director this week was Mustafa READDIE , and the event was made possible by 19 other volunteers: Carol SKATES • Sheila TURNER • Louise FLOWER • • John JALES • John SLACK • Helen HEATHCOTE • Emy BRICKLE • Penny WALLDUCK • Peter TUCKER • Caroline WARNER • Phil ROBBINS • Rebekah WARNER • Gordon HOWAT • Jamie SAUNDERS • Anne GUIDERA • Pamela STANBRIDGE • Mark WORLEY • Lexi SCHULTZ • Jethro BLACKBAND
This week, everyone who had earned a milestone t-shirt (Juniors running 10 parkruns, adults running 50, 100 or 250 and volunteers who had volunteered 25 times) was invited to proudly wear their shirts. Plenty did and hopefully plenty more will next time too!
One of the volunteers listed above wasn't intending to be a volunteer this week! Jethro Blackband was running when came across another runner who had collapsed with a knee injury. Paramedics were called, attended and the injured girl was taken to hospital. While that was going on, Jethro stayed by her to help, giving up his run! That's the spirit of Parkrun, so thank you Jethro, thank you to the paramedics who arrived so quickly, and thank you to the runners and marshals who made sure that the injured runner was attended to so quickly!
Elsewhere, mum came to the rescue for another injured runner. We're looking into whether there is anything in the rules about being piggybacked across the finish line!
If you too would like to earn yourself a lovely purple t-shirt, as modelled here by one of our lovely team, why not volunteer with us? We always need more people to make sure the run is able to go ahead, safely and successfully. Parkrun is only free because of all the people who offer their time to make it happen! Check out how you can help here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gadebridge/volunteer/
Saturday evening a good number of volunteers and runners met for drinks in the Olde Kings Arms in the High Street. It was good to see so many there, and not a technical t-shirt in sight! We'll be doing it again later in the year and hopefully even more can be there!
Now in it's 11th year, it's Love Parks Week! And who loves their park more than a parkrunner? It's in the name! We showed our love for the park with the Dacorum sign. Hopefully we can all enjoy Gadebridge for many years to come, both running and relaxing, and soon, splashing in the upcoming splash-park!
The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gadebridge parkrun Results Page.
Phil ROBBINS (VM35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was first over the line in 20:25 - first time in 24 appearances.
Peter NAGY (SM30-34) of Sudbury Court RC, was second over the line in 20:45.
Michael TURNER (SM25-29) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third over the line in 20:51 - was first to finish once before.
Nikki CRAWLEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 22:10 - 13th time in 13 appearances.
Tracey COTTON (VW35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:49 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Karen WISHART (VW50-54) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Brenda FEE (VW70-74) – 76.56% for the time 29:05 (76th overall).
Craig ROWAND (VM50-54) – 71.08% for the time 20:55 (4th overall).
Andy PIPER (VM50-54) – 70.63% for the time 21:34 (10th overall).
Gadebridge parkrun started on 2nd May 2015. Since then 2,752 participants have completed 12,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,915 km, including 2,793 new Personal Bests.