At Huntingdon parkrun #270 we celebrated the wedding of Sarah Hall (just recently stepped down as Run Director after 5 years) and Karl Taylor (who kindly put the kit away every Saturday for many years).
Alison Ainsworth (recently interviewed by Vassos Alexander on the podcast Free, Weekly, Timed) officiated at the ceremony – watch the video of her starring as the Archbishop of Huntingdon parkrun here (https://www.facebook.com/huntingdonparkrun/videos/1907389752617235/) . As ever Alison managed to incorporate the ethos of parkrun, do the regular briefing and make us all laugh with her witty and clever address to the 314 assembled runners and walkers.
Another hot parkrun today on the summer route – not so much shade around the lake so it was a real delight to get into the cool of Chestnut Avenue before the final lap around the field and into the finish funnel.
We are very grateful to the 35 volunteers who gave their time to us today:
Karl TAYLOR • Alice NOYES • Garry HILL • Sarah LEE • Scott BOSWELL • Paul HARRIS • Joy SEILER • Charlotte IRWIN • Carol HALL • Georgina GODBY • Stuart AINSWORTH • Alison AINSWORTH • Charles BUTCHER • Sarah LOVELL • Katy HILL • Anna BEST • Clive BEST • Bonnie JACKSON • Sue BAILEY • Henry BAILEY • Freya HARRIS • Steve JENKINS • Sandra ACTON • Natalie BUTCHER • Alice EDWARDS • Tony REEVES • William EASON • Hank SWEET • Judy SWEET • Esther GOODWIN • Katrina VAN GIESON • Frankie MCKIERNAN • Jane REAVEY • Daniel DUELL • Ian RICHARDSON
A special congratulations to this weeks milestoners:
Darren Adams and Shelley Duffy (100)
The men at the front this week:
First finisher David Hudson (15.56) BRJ Run and Tri (just 3 seconds from his PB and course record)
Second finisher - Joey Croft (17:03) – Hunts AC
Third finisher, Ty Farrer (17:07 ) – Hunts AC
The women at the front this week:
First finisher Isabelle Wilkins (18:48) Team Bex (JM11-14) New PB
Second finisher Shelley Duffy (21:24) BRJ Run and Tri
Third finisher Hazel Baughan (23:05 ) Team Bex
Issy Wilkins not only set a new personal best with an amazing time of 18:48 but she also set a new Huntingdon juniors JW11-14 age group record with her run!! Also setting age groups records today was Rod McKee (VM45-49 - 17:43), Ty Farrer (VM40-44 - 17:07) and Joey Croft (VM18-19 - 17:03). Must have been something in the water eh?
We welcome 13 first time runners to the parkrun family and well done to the 15 runners coming back for their second.
A massive 53 runners had their speedy shoes on and beat their previous best times, well done!
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 17:35 on 10th September 2016 (event number 177).
The male record is held by David HUDSON who recorded a time of 15:53 on 14th July 2018 (event number 267).
The Age Grade course record is held by Freddie HARDY who recorded 94.20% (20:59) on 18th March 2017 (event number 204).
Huntingdon parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 8,026 participants have completed 61,457 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,285 km, including 10,916 new Personal Bests.