Run Director: John SPENCER
It was literally one finisher for each day of the New Year as 365 people ran, jogged and walked the course for the second highest turnout ever, relegating last week’s impressive turnout to 3rd place and extending the current pattern of increasing turnout to 5 successive runs, despite the thermometer dipping to a chilly 4℃. There were 64 first timers (up 14 from last week), with 27 recording their first ever parkrun, and 47 recorded new PBs. The turnout was boosted by supporters of Tracey’s Race to Walk, in bright red t-shirts, as Tracey bids to complete 10 local parkruns this year in a bid to raise funds for life changing stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
Can we stretch the increasing attendance to a 6th run in succession, and is the record of 396 finishers under threat? Be sure to be at the next run to find out. The run was made possible by 27 volunteers, led by John SPENCER as he made his debut as Run Director.
Abigail TREMAIN recorded a 10th PB on her 89th run here. Liam MCLAUGHLIN started off the avalanche of PBs as he finished first, slicing off just 1 second from his PB on his 34th run. Junior runner, Emer TYNAN also recorded her latest PB on her 34th run. No doubt, fellow Greenwich parkrunners would be interested in finding out the nutrition secrets of the TYNANs, as mum Catherine TYNAN also recorded a PB on her 27th run. Laura HALSTEAD was the only other PB-maker to have run here at least 20 times, with her latest coming on her 23rd run here.
Congratulations to Sue WESTON and Ryan GEORGE as they both completed their 250th runs to join the green t-shirt brigade. All of Sue’s runs have been completed here whilst Ryan has run 220 times at Greenwich. Congrats also to Lien LERNOUT, Joanne OBORN and Michael CARTER, as each completed their 100th run. Lien has run here 90 times, whilst Joanne and Michael have both run here 28 times. First-timer, Tina STEVENS, staked a claim for a red club t-shirt as she completed her 50th run. Libby WALLACE completed the milestone runs as she recorded her 10th run, all of which have been completed at Avery Hill.
- Liam MCLAUGHLIN 18:15 (PB) SM25-29 Cambridge Harriers
- Duncan PLATT 18:32 VM45-49 Wilmington Trail Finders First-Timer
- Fadie SHAMOON 18:58 VM35-39 JP Morgan Running Club
- Victoria BASQUILL 20:06 VW45-49 Serpentine RC 10th overall
- Susan DIXON 21:24 VW50-54 Cambridge Harriers 21st overall
- Emma GRIFFITHS 21:46 SW30-34 26th overall
Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenwich parkrun Results Page.
Massive thanks to the volunteers who were out in the freezing cold to make the run happen. Sarah LINFORD • Linda BOSCIC • Wole ODELE • Joanne OBORN • Ian KING • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • Robert DEVANEY • Ekkoratha PRASANTH • Scarlett SUMMERS • Maanasa PRASANTH • Amy BIRD • Ben HOWARTH • Caitlin FOWLER WRIGHT • Lisa CRUDGE • John SPENCER • William MATTHEWS • Aodhan BOYLE • Gavin HOSE • Kalina CHRISTEV • Una PALMER • Thomas LINFORD • Daniel LINFORD • Michael CATTERALL • Florence IGOE • Jayne ELLIOTT
Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 8,061 participants have completed 69,225 parkruns covering a total distance of 346,125 km, including 11,001 new Personal Bests. A total of 673 individuals have volunteered 6,498 times.