Highbury Fields 19th January 2019
What an absolute pleasure to be Run Director this week. An awesome team of volunteers meant that the event was almost faultless (other than the odd funnel ducker, forgotten barcode, miscalculated laps & abandoned jacket). So a massive thanks goes to all of the high-vis heroes:
Colleen KRENZER • Rachel DAY • Brigid RENTOUL • Danny OLIVE • Jessica VINLUAN • Chloe ALDER • Joanne HISLOP • John ROBACK • Isobel GRAHAM • Ted HISLOP • Jennifer GLASSFORD • Matthew SHEPPEE • Chris D PEACOCK • Charlie BOLAM • James BEVAN • Jonah Samuel BEVAN • Mary BEVAN • Fergus GRAY • Amos SHAMMAI
An incredible 433 people ran/jogged/walked the course on the 382nd event on Highbury Fields. 75 were first timers. 45 recorded new Personal Bests. We welcomed tourists from as far away as New Zealand, as well as the Netherlands, Scotland & a group of GPs from East Yorkshire celebrating their colleague Andrew Brew's retirement (all pictured).
Congratulations to milestone parkrunners this week - Thomas WHITE (100), Andreas WUEGER (50), Helen GORDON (50) & Emma Hancock (50 PLUS a new PB!).
The recently introduced "left hand out, palm up" tactic in the finishing funnel again seemed to help the flow of finishing tokens distribution, so we will be continuing with this for the time being. Thanks everyone for going along with this, it definitely seemed to avoid a line of finishers backing up into the funnel.
Hoping you see you back on Highbury Fields some time soon,
Deborah Roback, your Run Director this week.