Harwich parkrun # 174 - 13/10/2018
119 turned up at Cliff Park for our 174th Parkrun with conditions more favourable on the return part of todays Parkrun after 2.5km of running into the wind. Suppose we need to get used to these conditions for a while..Hopefully the 6 First-timers to Parkrun won't be put off.
Congratulations to Ian CANNONS and Clare FRASER-HOPEWELL who both achieved the 100 Parkrun Milestone and can look forward to one of those new Black tops. Kathryn SCRIVENER & Victor MITCHELL can look forward to the red version as they reached the 50 Milestone today. Well done
Graeme KNOTT returned to Harwich Parkrun after a few weeks away and finished in first place with a time of 19:09 and stretching his run of either finishing first or second to 14 consecutive events. "First timer" Paul GAME from Haverhill RC was rewarded with an impressive second place, in a time of 19:28. Third back was Mark RUTTER who completed today in 19:40
Claudine TISBURY once again was First Lady in 7th position overall and in 20:43. Second went to Karen STAPLETON with a time of 22:56 and 19th overall and third position went to Nicola CHALLIS in 24:35 making it a clean sweep of Harwich Runners for the top 3 female placings today.
New Personal Bests today went to Daniel DAY who completed his third Harwich Parkrun and improved on his previous best by a whopping 4m23s. Watch out Simon, Daniel is coming for you.. Keith BRETTON on his 34th Harwich Parkrun went 9s quicker and is closing in on going under 20minutes. , Young Aiden Edward CARTER completed his second Parkrun and today improved on his first time by 3m18s. David ROUT now has 3 PB's in a row and further improved by 9s today. Shaun PALMER also recorded his 3rd consecutive PB today by going 5s quicker than last week. Victoria WILLSON has done 4 Harwich Parkrun's and today's new best was an impressive 1m32s quicker than her last Parkrun. Harry PITHAM is a regular to Harwich and today on his 69th event, made it 4 PB's in 5 weeks and at 21:03 is agonisingly close to hitting the 20's. Today's new PB was an improvement of 10s. Matthew Lee BRIDGES took 3m2s off his best today on his 2nd Harwich Parkrun. Angela WALTON has done 103 Parkrun's with 91 being at Harwich and today set a new PB of 26:43, improving on her previous best by 48s. Stephen WALSH has done 98 with 2 being at Harwich and today further improved his Harwich PB by 8s. Charlie JONES on her 2nd Harwich Parkrun went 1m42s quicker.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Helen BENHAM, Justin BURLS, Alison EVANS, Kevin FITCHETT, Jeff HIGGON, Brian LESLIE, Steve MANLEY, Val MANLEY, Jack MANLEY, Chloe MANLEY, Patricia O'TOOLE, Martin O'TOOLE, Antoinette WILSON