Linford Wood parkrun
Event number 82
13th January 2018
On a slightly grey yet reasonably mild Saturday morning, Linford Wood hosted over 300 parkrunners and volunteers - and not to forget additional supporters too! A fantastic 286 of you walked, run, jogged and smiled your way around the course- including 32 parkrunners attending Linford Wood for the very first time.
Eleven of our 32 first-timers were embarking on their first ever parkrun- a massive welcome goes to Aza Carter, Steve & Holly Cook, Jamie Corbett, Holly Knowles, Mark Goodwill, Grant Malloch, Helen Miller, John O'Neill, Tim Pick and Sam Wightman. Thank you all for coming and we hope you enjoyed Linford Wood as much as we do!
Forty of runners, joggers and walkers obviously had three shredded wheat for breakfast, setting new PB’s. These included Freya Watters who ducked under 40 minutes, Will Commercial with exactly 28 minutes flat and Julie Kennedy who is getting very close to beating 30 minutes. Well done to everyone!
Congratulations goes to one of this week’s Hi-vis Heroes, Tara Holland on reaching her milestone 50 parkruns. Tara was one of our two tail walkers and recorded her 50th parkrun whilst collecting a volunteering credit at the same time. What better way to reach a mileastone? A massive thank you and well done Tara!
There are a number of volunteering roles that you can do at the same time as completing the course (e.g. Tail walker, Pre-event Setup, Run Report Writer). So please don’t feel you have to miss out to help out. Information on how to help out at Linford Wood can be found on our volunteer page , whilst details of what each role involves can be found on the main parkrun site.
In the results page you will see a column for Age Grade. If you’ve ever wondered quite what this means, age grading takes your time and uses the world record time set by an athlete of your sex and age to produce a percentage. So if your Age Grade is 100%, well done, you’ve just matched a world record for 5k!
Our top three age grades this week were:
Jane Ritchie, Redway Runners, 77.81%
Paul Sutherland, Marshal Milton Keynes AC, 72.34%
Carl Marston, unattached, 71.94%
Our first three finishers were:
Rachel Emery, Prestwich AC, 22:52
Jane Ritchie, Redway Runners, 23:35
Catriona Hammett, unattached, 24:42
Elliot Hind, Leighton Buzzard AC, 18:58
Ed Vout, unattached, 19:11
Lloyd Cross, UKnetrunner, 19:15
Joshua Ustaran-Anderegg, unattached, 20:14
Matt Evans, unattached, 22:26
Findlay Hammett, unattached, 22:53
As always, a round of applause and a massive Thank You goes out to all the volunteers that made this event possible:
Nick FAIRBROTHER • Jean-Paul SRIVALSAN • Lloyd CROSS • Meera ABBOTT • Andrew CHILCRAFT • Tim INCHLEY • Chris PAGE • Dario COLOMBO • Andrew BAKER • Jude SRIVALSAN • Barnaby NORMAN • Gracie NORMAN • Kelly FARR • David MOSLEY • Lee CAHILL • Julia CHEETHAM • Tara HOLLAND • Carrie ROBERTS • Samuel FARR • Nik EDWARDS • Lorayne MACFARLANE • Simon MYDLIAR • Dorothy YEATES