It would be hard to find a parkrun anywhere with a more scenic finish than the one on a sunny Hastings pier this morning. A huge thank you to all those that made it possible, including
- a massive volunteer team, who coped with new roles in new locations but still made everything work smoothly and safely
- all the pier staff, who assisted with the pre-planning and the preparation on the day
- the awesome Oresome Sounds Choir, who entertained, inspired and motivated us as we left the pier... then came back again... and left once more... and finally returned for the last time (the choir meets in the Ore Centre every Wednesday from 7pm to 9.15pm and welcomes new members - find them on Facebook).
This week, the gender split was 50-50 with 157 women and men taking part. The remarkably consistent 7% who forgot their barcode made the total participants up to 338. The unattached parkrunners numbered 163 and there were representatives of 38 clubs with Hastings Runners having most (45) followed by our 15 visitors from the Eastbourne Run Wednesdays club.Among our other visitors were 51 (15%) who had not taken part at Hastings before - or not Hastings, Sussex at least, we did have Keren all the way from Hastings in Australia. The remaining 16 (4.7%) of first timers completed their first ever parkrun - congratulations if you are one of them.
Event Director Nick Brown was pipped for top spot in the age graded scores by Rhys Boorman, our first finisher for a record 24th time. Perhaps it was the unfamiliar course, or maybe the stunning views, but the PB count this week was down at 33 (9.8%).
Finally, thank you to everyone who made a contribution to the collection for the pier defibrillator. We collected an impressive £240, which secures the future of the defibrillator for some time. Next week, we're back at our usual location. See you there.
Hastings parkrun: Event number 162; 26th May 2018
This week 338 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Cathy BURKE • Nicholas BROWN • Paul HOPE • Hayley RANSON • Ken HUGHES • Harry ASH • Jane HUGHES • Colin WHITE • Michael NORRIS • Darren BARZEE • Harry TREND • Shana Banana BURCHETT • Paul BURCHETT • Ben RANSON • Sally EVES-DANN • Derick LONGLEY • Ellie STROUD • Louise HUNTER • Martyn LEVITT • Roger TOMLINSON • Airiel BOOTH • Jane COLES • Gary SOUTH • Jane KEEN • Jamie KING
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hastings parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:23 on 26th December 2015 (event number 37).
The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded 90.63% (14:14) on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 5,512 participants have completed 30,144 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,720 km, including 6,230 new Personal Bests.