Highbury Fields 15th September 2018
This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 46 first timers. We clocked 46 new Personal Bests.
We had so much going on today, so apologies again for the longer than usual pre-run briefing!
Tourists this week included Brendan Maher from New Jersey, USA (NJ being a very recent addition to the parkrun family), Rich Monasterski from Washington DC & parkrunners from Llanelli. We welcomed back James Enright, who used to be a regular at Highbury Fields (he even proposed to his girlfriend, now wife, at HF parkrun), now more likely to be seen running at Tymon parkrun in Dublin. Walking to the start this morning, James said to me "my favourite thing about London is Highbury Fields parkrun". On a gorgeous day like today, who would disagree with him?
We also welcomed Leo Rosenthal & Rafi Pearce, both JM 11-14s, who are running their way round the 53 parkruns that are in the M25 area, to raise funds for the homeless charity Together in Barnet. Well done boys, we are all very impressed with your efforts; please keep us informed of how your journey goes.
There were also some big milestones achieved today. Ben Clarke-Janssen ran his 200th parkrun, 116 of which have been at Highbury Fields. Ben is also a regular volunteer at parkrun & Junior parkrun & has paced quite a few of us to PBs. Michael Smith ran his 100th parkrun, 95 of which have been at Highbury Fields; he's also run 47 Junior parkruns! Sam Collins ran his 50th parkrun today; thanks for taking a break from Hampstead Health parkrun to run your milestone on Highbury Fields. Congratulations Ben, Michael & Sam.
Nathan Morgan Newham completed his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award this week, pictured here receiving his certificate. Well done Nathan!
We had a spectacular team of volunteers out on the fields today, making my job as Run Director so easy. Thanks to every single one of them:
Lizzy MUGGERIDGE • Rachel WHITE • Stephen HEY • Danny OLIVE • Deborah ROBACK • Joanne HISLOP • John ROBACK • Thomas WHITE • Ted HISLOP • Haidee O'DONNELL • Will KENDALL • Julian OYESIKU • Yuki OYESIKU • Jen GLASSFORD • Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM
Huge thanks also to all the lovely people who came up to me when they had completed their parkrun, to offer their volunteering services over the next couple of weeks. The attraction of wearing the high-viz is reaching legendary status.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Highbury Fields parkrun Results Page.
Have a great week everyone.
Deborah Roback, your Run Director this week.