First and foremost a HUGE thank you as ever to the incredible volunteers who once again ran a seamless Parkrun this morning!
The conditions today were somewhat Nippy Noo this morning with a sharp breeze on the way out and an even sharper one on the way back impacting on some of the performances from the field of 368 for sure! From a tailwalker’s viewpoint some faces were certainly losing their colour on the way back! :/
But today we saw the fantastic commitment of some new runners we have enjoying parkrun. Two converts who had their first walk/run experience last week were Claire Myers and daughter Emanuelle Thomas and they said they found the atmosphere and support throughout overwhelming which in turn makes us so proud! They of course came back this week for more and both smashed their pb’s second time out with huge smiles!!! This is why we do this! Welcome to Running ladies!
We had numerous runners who had clocked up 100 parkruns at various times out today but a Special mention to Lena King. This was her 150th Hastings parkrun, this equates to an incredible 466miles!!! Lena is a longstanding volunteer for Hastings and big applause goes out to you!
I found myself Tail Walking today whilst recovery from being poorly rather than my usual running. The great thing about volunteering in different positions is that you get great perspective of how much enjoyment is around you. To be acknowledged by all runners as they pass you in whatever state with politeness and still so very grateful is a privilege to see !!! Thats the wonder of PARKRUN
By Julia French
Event number 196
12th January 2019
This week 368 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Yock Lin RICHARDSON • Neil SELLMAN • Brian CROUCHER • Eric HARDWICK • Harry ASH • Julie BEERLING • Darren BARZEE • Andy LEE • Jill GREEN • Alice TIGWELL • Grant DOCKSEY • Stuart KEEN • Hilary AXWORTHY • Michael CLOKE • Julia FRENCH • Callum PUXTY • Alison BROOKER • Craig WEEKS • Angelita ROTHWELL • Jon SMALLDON • Jonathan FRENCH • Richard NEWHAM-BENTLEY Arrianne Callow
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hastings parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th December 2018 (event number 193).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kelly HOLMES who recorded 91.95% (17:48) on 11th August 2018 (event number 173).
Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 6,824 participants have completed 39,499 parkruns covering a total distance of 197,495 km, including 7,759 new Personal Bests. A total of 681 individuals have volunteered 4,514 times.