So…as the saying goes ‘the sun shines on the righteous’. As we arrived early to start setting up, the last of the early morning mist was clearing and the sun shone brightly for all our volunteers and park-runners. A glorious start to the day and a very light breeze seduced 332 people into running, jogging and walking the Hastings parkrun course this week. 27 people were first timers and 59 recorded personal bests.
We had parkrun tourists from Braintree, Sheffield and other locations, and many first timers to brief. I always want to spend time talking about all the lovely things first timers and tourists will enjoy on our course (….there are so many!), however this week I wanted to remind you of the perils! We share the seafront with others and that includes cyclists, walkers, dogs and children. The cycle lane in particular poses a challenge to any one of us who know the sea front well. It is there for a reason and we must ensure we are clear of it at all times so our many cyclists can use it safely, and so we can avoid any incidents where possible. We also have a super bunch of marshalls who are there to keep you as safe as possible and their advice is invaluable when you are out there running your socks off.
The last 100m of the course felt busy this week. It’s so nice to see parkrunners and their families gathering after their run, having a chat, stretching out and enjoying the weather. We do ask that dogs are kept well away from the finishing area and anyone crossing the course is kept to a minimum until all our parkrunners have completed their super strong sprint finishes!
Congratulations to Sassie Yasamee who completed her 100th parkrun and well done to all those who completed the course this week. Congratulations also to all those runners who have completed the London Marathon today in hotter than usual conditions. We hope to see you back running with us soon. As always, a huge thanks has to go to our volunteers. This run happens without fail, and this is due to the commitment and effort from them all.
Hastings parkrun: Event number 157; 21st April 2018
This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Danny BLACKMAN • Jethro ATHERALL • Nicholas BROWN • Paul HOPE • Joanne Marie COTE • Phoebe Joyce COTE • Leo CACCIATORE • Susan WILKINSON • Dale SCOWEN • Lena KING • Clare LIPPIATT • Tracy ARCHER • Denise ESCUDIER • Roger MANDRY • Paul CABBAN • Ivan DARCH • Christine SANDERSON • Keith GOODSELL • Nadia WINBORN • Bernadette BEDFORD • Ian WINBORN • Matleena ELONHEIMO • Julia FRENCH • Krista BARZEE • Freya BLACKMAN • Jonathan FRENCH • Jacqueline SCOTT • Shaun TOMLIN • Trudie BETTS
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 5,281 participants have completed 28,474 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,370 km, including 5,894 new Personal Bests.