Run report 29th Jan 2018
Welcome to the run report from the last parkrun of 2018!
The weather was kind to us this week, with mild temperatures of around 10 degrees (not even a hint of a mythical white Christmas). There was a post-Christmas turnout of 448 people. Well done to the 33 who recorded a PB, even I suspect with a few extra pounds of ‘Christmas cheer’ in tow. Also welcome to the 44 new runners who attended and therefore also set their first PB, I hope that you get plenty more. We welcomed visitors from as far as South Africa, Sweden and Austria to our course this week.
Finally, on behalf of all of our parkrunners I would like to extend a massive thank you to the 37 volunteers (named below) who turned up on their Saturday morning to make the event happen. Also for all of those who helped this year at the events or who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a great event each week- thank you. I think we are really lucky to have such an inclusive event like parkrun on our doorsteps, which encourages people to better themselves, be part of the community and/or be active outdoors. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to volunteer yet, why not make it your goal to get involved in 2019 and set a PB for giving back to the event? (You could even be writing the next run report…).
See you all New Year’s Day for the additional parkrun event being put on!
Leamington starts at 9am and with careful driving you could get to Stratford for their 10:30am start but beware it will be busy there. Alternatively go to Kingsbury Water parkrun or Daventry for a 10:30 start. Share space in the car with another if you can.
This weeks report written by Grace Pink.
And from your core team.
Thanks Grace, and many many thanks from all of us for turning up each Saturday (be a strange place with us setting up a run and no one turning up!) However, thanks for your support - we have a great team but we also have wonderful dupport from our lovely community that we have built - but still only 12% help out. Ask your friend who you run with or you see at parkrun when they volunteered lately, somehow we have to encourage more to do their part to this activity we all love.
All we need is for you to volunteer 3 times each per year - book your dates in now for the future (we can add to the parkrun calendar for the future) just let us know.
See you soon.
Kevin, Helen - your Co-Event Directors
Susie, Saty, Jon, Tess, David, Ben - Run Directors
Quote of the week:
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”.
Something to read:
“Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy”
This week 448 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:
Tessa LUKEHURST • Simon CORLEY • Malcolm FRY • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Mrs DOYLE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Ruth TENNANT • Eugene MCNALLY • Marti DHESI • Caroline WHITEHEAD • Michelle WILDER • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Anthony CLAYDON • Paul RUTTER • Peter WILLIS • Jamie ROBINSON • Martin BENNETT • Stephen TRAYNOR • Kevin MCKEEVER • Alison CHANTREY • Joe CHANTREY • Adam STRATH • Jeremy POPE • Sue STOCKBRIDGE • Martin CARTY • Tejay DE KRETSER • James WARRINGTON • Mandy BARNETT • Chris DAVISON • Peter CROWLEY • Anne LOVE • Annie BRYAN • Pat BUSH • Georgie ACTON • Jill COATES • James MOFFATT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susie TAWNEY who recorded 103.66% (18:12) on 29th December 2018 (event number 404).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 14,914 participants have completed 128,310 parkruns covering a total distance of 641,550 km, including 21,302 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,456 individuals have volunteered 9,113 times.