Early hopes of escaping without the arrival of the forecast rain were soon dashed when spots started soon after the runners set off. We escaped the worst of it however and with next to no wind it was actually a good day to stretch the legs. The runners also had their free tea, coffee or juice to look forward to in The Beach House Cafe, always a nice bonus!
This week 129 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers (see below) and I would like to thank the team for a great job well done today. A particular warm welcome to the high-viz heroes team goes to new volunteers Paul Williams and Francis Snoding who were both marshaling today.
Paul J WILLIAMS • Lorna O'DONNELL • Julie LAWLOR • Anthony O'DONNELL • Dave WATSON • Mollie WATSON • Diane BOOTH • Alex ALLAN • Caroline MAUGER • Angela WATERS • Kevin TRUMP • Peter BECKERLEG • Destiny HOLLYER-HILL • Francis SNODING • Michelle TORODE • Lynne WOOD
As always, please do keep an eye on the roster (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/guernsey/futureroster) to check availability and see whether you could help out one week. All regular runners are expected to volunteer a few times each year and if this actually happened we would not need to put out so many email appeals for last minute volunteers. Volunteering is good fun and the team always enjoy the event so please do give it a go!
Second through the finish funnel was visitor Pete Hopley from Preston. Daniel Waas from Woodhouse Moor near Leeds was running his 237th parkrun with us and Amanda Neethling joined us from Rondebosch Common parkrun near Cape Town!
This group of friends from Exeter Riverside were doing a bit of parkrun tourism with us today and we congratulate Rosie Glazier who celebrated her 50th milestone run with us. Well done Rosie!
And talking about milestones, the race is on for whoever is going to be Guernsey’s first runner to reach the big 100 parkrun milestone, with Terry Greening running number 99 with us today. Terry is now off to Hong Kong to visit family, no parkrun there as yet Terry, which leaves the door open for Peter McGovern who is on 98!
See you all next week when Martin Dean will be looking after you all. For the current state of play on the volunteer roster for the coming weeks, see below.
Great work from everyone who took part today, including several youngsters who did 1 lap, well done!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.52% (25:28) on 19th May 2018 (event number 108).
Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,830 participants have completed 15,010 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,050 km, including 3,065 new Personal Bests.