Wet, Wet, Wet...(apologies, possible outdated cultural reference alert)
Celebratory parkruns always make for a great atmosphere, and there were a couple of occasions for us this week. It was great to see Duncan presented with this month’s Vitality parkrun Volunteer of the Month Award, by his nominees, Lance and Dawn Saxby. Duncan was the one volunteer chosen nationally, from among all the people who do great work for parkrun. Duncan is not our only volunteer. He is not our only regular volunteer, either, but if you’ve met Duncan, you’ll have seen something special going on and it was great to see that rewarded.
Peggy Campion completed her 50th run. Peggy has been involved with parkrun from the very beginning and would have completed 50 runs much sooner, had she not volunteered 222 times. Peggy has done every single job on the roster, including regular cleaning of the tokens, and many jobs that are not on any parkrun roster, such as washing all the hi-vis gear. Congratulations, but also, thank you from all of us.
The running itself was dominated by the elements, and I particularly enjoyed seeing some runners dodging the puddles for the first few hundred metres, before encountering the water feature. Twenty metres of ankle deep water through the whole of the tunnel meant that no-one got through today’s run with dry feet! I quite enjoyed it, as did many others, judging from the comments on social media. Some runners from other parts of the country seem to be making plans to join us in the future to take part in the Keswick Aquathlon parkrun. Photos below.
Tom Chapman kindly volunteered to pace at 25 minutes, and I hope you enjoyed Tom’s company. It may not have been the easiest week to try and set a PB, but thanks again Tom.
Here’s the round up of this week’s statistics:
This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Marie NUNES • Gill MASON • Dave BOTTOMS • Adam CAMPION • Peggy CAMPION • Claire BRADLEY • Ella SCOTT • Mike HIRST • Paul TITLEY • Mike BEECHEY • Sonja COOPER • Tom CHAPMAN • Duncan BOOTH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Keswick parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Sam STEVENS who recorded a time of 15:29 on 27th August 2016 (event number 117).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:22 on 1st September 2018 (event number 221).
The Age Grade course record is held by Janet KENYON who recorded 89.24% (20:17) on 25th July 2015 (event number 69).
Keswick parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 10,081 participants have completed 31,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 157,070 km, including 4,965 new Personal Bests.
See you all again, next week, and please get in touch through the usual channels (no pun intended.)