Event #100

Haigh Woodland parkrun
Event number 100
23rd September 2017

Just a little reminder, we have several items of lost property which needs to be collected, we can not store it forever.
On the topic of property, please make sure you take only yours home, and that any valuable items you take with you, We can not be responsible for mobiles and keys. Yes we know you don't want them gangling in your pocket, but if you leave them in our box, or under the table then you do so at your own risk.

Advanced announcement.... you heard it here first,
The 28th Oct will be our 2nd birthday, so we have decided to celebrate with our first ever pacer event. If your interested in being a pacer drop us an email. Haighwoodlandoffice@parkrun.com

This week 159 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Angela WALLBANK • Alison FISHWICK • Darren FISHWICK • Darren FINNEGAN • Jenna TAYLOR • Julie VALENTINE • Robert HEATHER • Jeff CHANDLER • Hannah FARLEY • Paul DERBYSHIRE • Robert MANSFIELD • Immy GORDON • Skye GORDON • Ally GORDON • Niamh FINNEGAN • Jill RICHMOND • Hannah ASPEY • James HALLIWELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haigh Woodland parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Andy LLOYD (VM45-49) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was first over the line in 17:55 - second time in 9 appearances.
Simon COLLINS (VM35-39) of Preston Harriers, was second over the line in 18:22.
Liam David MOORE (SM20-24) of Leigh Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 19:09.

Female placings:
Lynne CLOUGH (VW45-49) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was first (6th overall) over the line in 20:01 - 13th time in 15 appearances.
Jayne TAYLOR (VW55-59) of Wigan & District Harriers & AC, was second (9th overall) over the line in 21:07 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Emma BRADLEY (JW10) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was third (18th overall) over the line in 22:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jayne TAYLOR (VW55-59) – 85.71% for the time 21:07 (9th overall).
Lynne CLOUGH (VW45-49) – 81.77% for the time 20:01 (6th overall).
Andy LLOYD (VM45-49) – 80.37% for the time 17:55 (first overall).

The male record is held by Michael CAYTON who recorded a time of 15:48 on 28th May 2016 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Lindsey BRINDLE who recorded a time of 18:58 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 78).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 88.80% (22:10) on 14th May 2016 (event number 28).

Haigh Woodland parkrun started on 31st October 2015. Since then 2,890 participants have completed 12,188 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,940 km, including 2,900 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 99 Attendance Record

Haigh Woodland parkrun Run Report for Event #99

I’ve been looking forward to Saturday for a good few weeks. Why? You ask. Well over at Witton parkrun I am the Event Director so am held hostage in Witton Park every week making sure our event goes off ok. So whenever we have to cancel for another event in the Park I jump at the chance to escape for the day and try out another parkrun.
Normally I end up doing one of the Core job roles as I’m not able to run anymore, but on Saturday I decided I would have a walk round. My good friend Sally offered to walk with me so I wasn’t on my own. I also carried the camera so managed to get a few snap shots of my fellow Witton parkrunners.

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Haigh Woodland Park is beautiful! What an excellent place for everyone. There is so much to see and do, it really put what we have to shame.

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So Saturday was the day that Haigh and Pennington Flash were hoping to get a mammoth 500 people attending both events.
The previous highest attendance at Haigh was 201 on the 10th December 2016.
Today there were 262
Pennington had 245 today so in total that is a whopping 507 people who walked, jogged and ran both courses.
Flipping fantastic result that, well done everyone.

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Saturdays event was made possible by 21 super heroes in high viz, HUGE thanks to these guys : Angela WALLBANK • Trish PRESTON • Darren FINNEGAN • Jenna TAYLOR • Sarah EDWARDS • Robert HEATHER • Rayford BEAUMONT • Michelle SEARBY • Kathryn HODSON • Nichiless DEY • Adrienne BARNES • Paul DERBYSHIRE • Alan VERNON • Tamsin CROTHERS • Ally GORDON • Niamh FINNEGAN • Hannah ASPEY • Rebecca KELSALL • Bev BALDWIN • Alan PRATT • James HALLIWELL

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Remember parkrun cannot happen without volunteers. If you have never volunteered before I can highly recommend that you do. I’m not saying this because I’m always on the lookout for willing helpers, I’m saying it because it really is a brilliant way to start your weekend. Giving your time to help others is a really great feeling.
There are so many different jobs to, so if you are a bit shy, then timekeeping may be a role for you as you don’t need to speak to anyone, just press a button after each runner/walker passes you.
If you are a bit more confident, giving out tokens or scanning may be a role for you as you can speak to every person that comes to you. I find this is a really good way of getting to know people.
And for those who love a good clap and cheer of a morning, then why not give marshalling a bash? All you have to do is send people in the right direction and give plenty of encouragement.
For me, marshals really make a parkrun special.

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So, out of the 262 people who came on Saturday 13 of you did not produce a barcode. Oh no, this is gutting when you have done so well. Bringing your barcode every week means you’ll get an email and text (if you have signed up to receive them) telling you how fantastic you did. Keep barcodes everywhere, in the car, in your shoes, round your neck, round your wrist, not in the undies please (urgh). Or go that bit further and get a lovely shiny plastic version or wrist band from our friends at ERS https://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/

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The rest of you who did get a result can find the full breakdown here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/haighwoodland/results/latestresults/

This shows that there were 80 1st timers, wowzers that’s brilliant, even more spectacular is that 31 of those 1st timers have never done a parkrun before, so HUGE hello and welcome to the parkrun family. We hope to see you again and again and again.

You know the more you do the more rewards you get from parkrun. So yeah, this free parkrun gives you FREE stuff too! After 50, 100, 250 and 500 parkruns you get a FREE T-Shirt, if you are a junior (under 18) you get a FREE Shirt after 10.
We don’t forget the volunteers either, they get a beautiful purple Tee after 25 stints at volunteering. It’s so good this parkrun movement you really should tell your friends and family all about it and get them signed up!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/

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Back to the results, so this week 1st over the line was Witton parkrun Run Director Sean Procter in 18:41. Well done Sean
Just behind him in 19 minutes flat was Junior parkrunner Lewis Wilkes from Horwich RMI Harriers, well done Lewis, this is the 4th time you have got 2nd place. What a fantastic achievement.
3rd over the line was 1st timer Tim Johnstone from Chorley Athletic and Tri club, Tim normally runs at the 2 Preston parkruns as well as a bit of tourism, thanks for coming along today and well done on your 19:04 finish time.

1st over the line for the ladies was Lynne Clough again from Chorley Athletic and Tri club, a fab time of 19:56. Not far of a PB Lynn, well done. Also, when will we see you back at Witton? It was July when we saw you last.
2nd lady again from Chorley Athletic and TRI was Gemma Preston in a time of 21:14. A 1st visit from Gemma who left her home of Preston to help us get that massive attendance.
3rd for the ladies and with an impressive PB was Shirley Staveley (Burnde Road Runners) with a time of 22:32, well done knocking 7 seconds off in only 2 weeks. I’m very impressed.

Of course everyone who came over the line is a superstar in my eyes, no matter what time you got. 5k is 5k, it doesn’t matter if it takes you 18 minutes or over an hour, so I hope you are all very proud of yourselves.

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Now let’s see who is celebrating reaching a milestone this week.

For the Juniors we have Callum Kilgour who has now run 10 parkruns, well done Callum. Look out for the email in a week or so which will let you order your FREE T-Shirt

No one is claiming their 50 or 100 T-Shirts this week, but we have a few that are very close:
Paul Boardman 49
June White 48
Chris Burton48
Pete Hurdman 98
Philippa Tooms 98
Jayne McKenna 98

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Well I think that’s about enough from me, I hope you have enjoyed reading my ramblings?

You know that anyone can write this little report every week. It can be written in any style or format and the content is entirely up to you, as long as it is about parkrun of course hahaha

Thanks for reading and thanks Haigh Woodland parkrun for having me and my gang from Witton.

#loveparkrun
#lovehaighwoodlandparkrun
#lovewittonparkrun

Ooooo the pigs!!!! How can I forget those beautiful mucky trotters????

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LOL

 

HAIGH WOODLAND parkrun Report #84 – 3rd June 2017

This is my 6th visit to Haigh Woodland as my quarterly visit brings me back to my home town (I’m an Orrell lad) and it’s always special to come back to where I was brought up. And it is so good to see that Haigh Woodland parkrun is getting more and more popular. I was there for the first one in October 2015 and after the initial attendance of 199 for that first one, it was 21 weeks before Haigh hit 3 figures again. But gradually, the popularity has increased such that we have seen a three-figure attendance on 23 of the last 25 weeks. And this week, as Run Director Sarah addressed us at the start, there were 186 runners waiting for the off which is our 5th highest attendance.

There was a slight delay at the start as desperate runners queued frustratingly to gain access to the car park, but we are a friendly and obliging bunch at parkrun and didn’t mind waiting for five minutes to make sure everyone got in, especially as the pleasant June sunshine was burning through the trees. And after Sarah had given her clear and amusing directions, we were off, heading downwards through the woods for the easy and gentle first half of the run.

The first runner home was Scott Thompson, running his 81st parkrun and for the 20th time at Haigh. He was the only runner to break 19 minutes on the day (18:18), with Rayford Beaumont of Wigan Harriers coming home in 2nd place and Joseph Dare 3rd. Another Wigan Harrier, Warren Moorfield finished 4th and these were the only 4 runners to break 20 minutes.

The first lady to finish was Jayne Taylor of Wigan Harriers who was running for the 18th time at Haigh Woodland in her 24th parkrun. She ran a time of 20:57 which was just ten seconds outside her Personal Best time which she set 2 weeks ago. Jayne has finished as first lady on 11 occasions which is equal highest number of first place finishes. Second Lady was Karen Moorfield of Wigan Harriers who set a Personal Best time of 21:18 on her 14th appearance at Haigh in her 35th parkrun. She took 16 seconds from her visit 2 weeks ago.

First Lady Jayne Taylor was the only runner to beat 80% age grading with an incredible rating of 86.40%, over 10% higher than first placed Scott Thompson who registered 76.05%.

CATEGORY RECORDS: No new Category Records were set today but there were an incredible 38 runners who managed to run a Personal Best time. At Haigh Woodland parkrun the average number of Personal Bests achieved per week is 28 so we were well above average this week. And on my 6th visit to Haigh Woodland I managed a PB myself, so all aboard the PB Express.

94 runners today were ladies and 92 were men, and there were 30 juniors. Don’t forget that while we love the youngsters running with us, if the junior is under the age of 11 they MUST be accompanied at all times during the run by an adult. The adult doesn’t have to be a parent, but it should be someone they know.

There were 46 First Timers who joined the parkrun party at Haigh Woodland of which 29 were running a parkrun for the very first time and joining the ever growing parkrun family. At Haigh Woodland we average 28 First Timers each week so this was an excellent week for the newcomers.

There were 10 runners who were shown as ‘unknown’. It’s terrible to have a brilliant run, maybe get a Personal Best, and then fail to have it recognised because you have no barcode. PLEASE …. Don’t Forget Your Barcode. Need a new barcode? Or would you like your result as a text? Follow the link to your profile from your latest results email. And remember please don’t take home your finish tokens. They are not souveniers …….. DON’T BE A TOKEN MAGPIE. And remember, barcodes will not read from a mobile phone photograph so althoughn there are many ways to have your run recorded, this is not one of them.

29 runners today were attached to running clubs and there were 147 unattached runners who were running for themselves.
Since Haigh Woodland started the Wigan Harriers have been represented by 91 different runners, which is the most from any one club, and they have crossed the finish line on 580 occasions. Horwich have provided 63 runners (327 finishes) and Red Rose has seen 29 of their runners finish 69 times.

HALL OF FAME
Those celebrating milestones with us this week were:
Paul Blakemore (Wigan Phoenix) 125 runs
Chloe Blakemore 125 runs

And those who are knocking on the celebration door include:
Alan Sweatman (Chorley AC) 99 runs
Angela Smith 49 runs
These two runners are just 5 kilometres away from their own personal 100 and 50 run milestones.

Number of Commemorative T-shirts on show today:
Junior White (10 runs) – 7 runners
Cardinal Red (50 runs) – 14 runners
Jet Black (100 runs) – 5 runners
Green (250 runs) – 2 runners
Blue (500) – 0 runners

The top 5 attendees this week were:
Barry Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 310 runs
Karen Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 257 runs
Michael Hendry (Chorley ATC) 133 runs
Christine Sweatman (Chorley AC) 131 runs
Chloe Blackmore 125 runs
These five runners have completed 956 parkruns between them.

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports? Are there any corrections needed to this report? Please e-mail haighwoodlandoffice@parkrun.com

VOLUNTEERS – REMEMBER that parkrun can only take place weekly because of the volunteers and marshalls who give up their time on a Saturday morning. If you want to get involved, email haighwoodlandhelpers@parkrun.com. This week, we had 15 credited volunteers so thank you all.
And potential runners remember that to officially take part at Haigh Woodland (or any other parkrun anywhere) you need to be registered at www.parkrun.org.uk but you only need to register once and the barcode they give you will be needed each week when you have finished the run. DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

This week’s UK Stats: There were 442 parkruns, 11 cancellations, and the total UK senior parkrun population was 116,368.

Haigh Woodland parkrun started on the 31st October 2015 with 199 runners and 17 volunteers. That attendance was the record until it was broken with 201 turning out on the 10th December last year. The course record was set in May last year by Michael Cayton in 15:48, and the female course record was set by Lindsey Brindle 6 weeks ago at 18:58. The average run time on the course is 29:19. There have been 2,406 different runners on the course, representing 187 different running clubs, and they have completed 9,477 runs. The average attendance is 112 every week and there have been 2,350 Personal Bests. Runners at Haigh Woodland have covered almost 48,000Km and have been running for 193 days.

And that’s it for the report for run #84. If you fancy writing a run report, and putting your slant on it, get in touch. We would love to hear from you. See you again in a few months.

Barry Shackleton #lovehaighwoodlandparkrun

 

HAIGH WOODLAND PARKRUN REPORT #59 – 17th December 2016

HAIGH WOODLAND PARKRUN REPORT #59 – 17th December 2016

It is the week of the winter solstice, so the next time we meet for a parkrun at Haigh Woodland the nights and mornings will be getting lighter. Winter is over!? Discuss!
Also this week, parkrun celebrated the 3,000,000th person to sign up (which was a young lady in Perth – no pressure on her then). Hasn’t parkrun come a long way since a dozen or so runners went for a time trial through Bushy Park just over 12 years ago? In the 59 stagings of Haigh Woodland, 1,606 of those runners have been along for a run, including 103 of them today on a foggy but calm and mild morning.

The first runner home was David Taylor of Wesham Roadrunners who is well known on the road racing circuit and was appearing at Haigh Woodland for the first time. His time of 18:47 was the only one under 19 minutes on the day and this was his 99th parkrun so he will be celebrating earning his Jet Black 100-run T-shirt next time out. That time makes him the 45th fastest runner ever seen at Haigh Woodland. Regular Chris Burton finished in second place in 19:05 with Joseph Dare coming home third.

The first lady to finish was Danielle Brearton who was running for the fifth time at Haigh Woodland in her 30th parkrun. She ran a time of 21:56 which was a Personal Best time taking 32 seconds from the time she set on Boxing Day last year, and this makes her the 242nd fastest runner ever seen at Haigh Woodland, and the 17th fastest ever lady. Second Lady was Harriet Foley who also set a Personal Best time of 22:21 on her 6th appearance at Haigh in her 30th parkrun. She took 51 seconds from her visit in September. And it was a hat-trick of Personal Best times for the Ladies with Emma Porter of Wigan Phoenix coming home in 3rd place in 22:28 which removed exactly 30 seconds from her time of 3 weeks ago.

Only three runners managed to pass 70% age grading today with Paul Boardman of Horwich RMI Harriers leading the way with 73.35%, Steven Foley on 71.15% and Paul Bryers of Wigan Harriers on 70.15%.

CATEGORY RECORDS: No new Category Records were set today but there were an incredible 35 runners who managed to run a Personal Best time, which was 34% of the field, so well done to them. At Haigh Woodland parkrun the average number of Personal Bests achieved per week is 23 so we were well above average this week. What was the secret guys – because I didn’t manage it!?

POINTS COMPETITON – Those of you who keep a check on postings from parkrun central will know that the annual points competition will officially end on the last week of February. parkrun have elected to discontinue it, but for now, the Haigh Woodland parkrun points competition runs from birthday to birthday and we are just a few weeks into the second year so the tables are still taking shape. You earn points by being loyal to this parkrun because you can only get points by running here. Volunteers can earn 100 points (up to a maximum of 300 per year). The current leaders of the points competition are:
Male:
1 Kevin Edwards 709 points
2 John Haddock 600
3 David Wagstaff 519

Female:
1 Tamsin Crothers 784 Points
2 Carol Richardson 751
3 Philipa Tooms 748

44 runners today were ladies and 56 were men, and there were 15 juniors. Don’t forget that while we love the youngsters running with us, if the junior is under the age of 11 they MUST be accompanied at all times during the run by an adult.

There were 15 First Timers who joined the parkrun party at Haigh Woodland of which 3 were running a parkrun for the very first time and joining the ever growing parkrun family. On this day when we celebrated 3,000,000 parkrunners they deserve their own mention so well done to Tyler Salloum, Jude Scrutton and James Butterworth. If you can complete your first parkrun on the darkest parkrun day of the year then it will be easier after that so come back to Haigh next week and beat your time.

There were 8 runners who were shown as ‘unknown’. It’s terrible to have a brilliant run, maybe get a Personal Best, and then fail to have it recognised because you have no barcode. PLEASE …. Don’t Forget Your Barcode. Need a new barcode? Or would you like your result as a text? Follow the link to your profile from your latest results email. And remember please don’t take home your finish tokens. They are not souveniers ……..  DON’T BE A TOKEN MAGPIE.

32 runners today were attached to running clubs and there were 63 unattached runners who were running for themselves.
The running club providing the most were the Horwich RMI Harriers with 5 of their runners appearing.
Since Haigh Woodland started the Wigan Harriers have been represented by 72 different runners, which is the most from any one club, with Horwich providing 53 runners.

HALL OF FAME
Those celebrating milestones with us this week were:
Harriet Foley 30 runs
Paul Boardman (Horwich) 25 runs

And those who are knocking on the celebration door include:
Victoria Holme 89 runs
Andrew Storey (Horwich) 69 runs
Chris Burton (Wigan Harriers) 24 runs
Emma Bradley of Horwich Harriers ran her 9th parkrun as a junior today so her next appearance will earn her a Junior White 10-run T-shirt.

Number of Commemorative T-shirts on show today:
Junior White (10 runs) – 2 runners
Cardinal Red (50 runs) – 12 runners
Jet Black (100 runs) – 3 runners
Green (250 runs) – 1 runner
Blue (500) – 0 runners

The top 5 attendees this week were:
Barry Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 284 runs
Karen Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 231 runs
Dennis Yarwood (Spectrum Striders) 158 runs
Michael Hendry (Chorley ATC) 114 runs
David Taylor (Wesham) 99 runs
These five runners have completed 886 parkruns between them.

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports?  Are there any corrections needed to this report? Please e-mail haighwoodlandoffice@parkrun.com

VOLUNTEERS – REMEMBER that parkrun can only take place weekly because of the volunteers and marshalls who give up their time on a Saturday morning. If you want to get involved, email haighwoodlandhelpers@parkrun.com. This week, we had 14 credited volunteers so thank you all, especially given that it is winter and cold out there.
And potential runners remember that to officially take part at Haigh Woodland (or any other parkrun anywhere) you need to be registered at www.parkrun.org.uk but you only need to register once and the barcode they give you will be needed each week when you have finished the run. DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

Haigh Woodland parkrun will be hosting an additional event on New Years Day starting at 9am.

This week’s UK Stats: There were 432 parkruns, 4 cancellations, and the total UK senior parkrun population was 74,004.

Haigh Woodland parkrun started on the 31st October 2015 with 199 runners and 17 volunteers. That attendance was the record until last week when it was finally broken with 201 turning out. The course record was set in May this year by Michael Cayton in 15:48, and the female course record was set by Lindsey Brindle in November last year at 19:11. There have been 1,621 different runners on the course, representing 145 different running clubs, and they have completed 5,586 runs. The average attendance is 94 every week and there have been 1,357 Personal Bests. Runners at Haigh Woodland have covered almost 28,000Km which is equivalent to running from Wigan to New Zealand’s south island and back again.

And that’s it for the report for run #59. If you fancy writing a run report, and putting your slant on it, get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Barry Shackleton #lovehaighwoodlandparkrun

 

#43 #IAmTeamGB

It was a lovely morning down at Haigh Woodlands today, people turned out to celebrate and join in the I Am Team GB campaign, the nations biggest sports day.

We had cake, balloons, biscuits, bunting, surprise finish token t shirt winners, we had first timers and pbs to.WP_20160827_09_37_51_Pro

It looked like the runners enjoyed the morning as much as the volunteers, more photos on flikr and facebook.

Haigh Woodland parkrun
Event number 43
27th August 2016

Male placings:
Scott THOMPSON (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:02 - second time in 9 appearances.
Chris CHARNLEY (VM40-44) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:21.
Mark COLLIER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:37.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Kevin David EDWARDS (Wigan & District Harriers & AC) 2357 pts.
Gordon RAMSDALE (Unattached) 1947 pts.
Paul BLAKEMORE (Wigan Phoenix) 1934 pts.
Female placings:
Jayne TAYLOR (VW55-59) of Wigan & District Harriers & AC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:52 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Karen MOORFIELD (SW30-34) of Wigan & District Harriers & AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:58 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Rachel DIGMAN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:55.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe AINSWORTH (Unattached) 2124 pts.
Anna CLARKE (Unattached) 1534 pts.
Heather PINNELL (Horwich RMI Harriers) 1495 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Angela OLDHAM (VW60-64) was graded 85.82% for the time 23:16 (29th overall).
Jayne TAYLOR (VW55-59) was graded 81.71% for the time 21:52 (18th overall).
Paul BOARDMAN (VM50-54) was graded 77.13% for the time 19:45 (5th overall).
This week there were 128 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Haigh Woodland parkrun started on 31st October 2015, and since then 1,315 different runners, including participants from 120 athletics clubs, have completed 3,868 runs covering a total distance of 19,340 km, and there have been 919 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lindsey BRINDLE who ran in a time of 00:19:11 on 21st November 2015 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Michael CAYTON who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 28th May 2016 (event number 30).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded a 88.80% run (22:10) on 14th May 2016 (event number 28).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haigh Woodland parkrun Results Page.

 

 

 

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