Today was the first anniversary of Hazelwood park run and was off to a very windy start, but at least no snow as per last years first event! However this did not dampen the spirits of the runners who turned up as ready as ever, 150 in total, 25 of which were first time runners.16 representatives from other clubs also took part; including visitors from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Northampton, and Swindon. An amazing 30 members of Shepperton Running Group also took part- many were graduates from their recent C25K course. Great to see they have stuck with it.
The first male finisher in very windy conditions was Robert Eveson of St Marys Richmond AC in a time of 17:59 and the first female finisher was Joanna Cloherty of Datchet Dashers in a time of 23:59. The best age grade result was that achieved by Ian Charlton of Runnymede Runners with a figure of 72.71%. Well done to all
You will notice that today we welcomed Paul Freyne, who has completed 502 events and is the owner of a (rare) sky blue t-shirt. An incredible achievement and is I am sure, a proud member of the exclusive 500+ group of parkrunners.
As ever, We would like to thank all the volunteers who worked to make all this happen:
Rina VYAS • Alison JOYCE • David ALLEN • John MAXEN • Callum STEWART • Matthew SARTIN • Charlie CAREY • Kevin CROOK • Mack SARTIN • Teddy SARTIN • Claire PHILPOTT • Adrian DAVIS • Maxine SELLS • Uday PATEL • Kelly KOTHARY • Helen SHAFFELBURG • Mila WOLFENDEN
A special vote of thanks go to Hollyanne, Claire, and Nicola for making such delicious cakes to help celebrate our first anniversary; and thanks to the Hazelwood Centre for permitting us to host these parkruns for the past year.
Hazelwood parkrun started on 17th March 2018. Since then 1,896 participants have completed 6,335 parkruns covering a total distance of 31,675 km, including 1,285 new Personal Bests. A total of 180 individuals have volunteered 833 times.