The course was certainly not as muddy as it has been, and the weather was bearable; not too windy, and, although it was quite cold, at least it didn't rain.
Well done to all the 260 people who completed a parkrun today at Lloyd park!
Congratulations especially to the runners in the first 3 places: Patrick Lucas (with a time of 18:41), George Ogden (19:01) and Peter Mills (19:23). Also a huge well done to our first female finishers this week, Kate O'Loughlin (who was 28th place with a time of 22:46, a new PB!), Luce Hughes (position 37, 23:22) and Jodie Gray (position 41, 23:50).
Well done to the 30 others with a new PB too, and congratulations to Kerim Suruliz, Lee Levon, Sridhar Shanmugam, Stuart Nunn, Steven Marsh, Amanda Bell and Sophie Dixon who all completed their 10th run, Marcelo Kern, Harvey Edser and Venkat Kasireddy who completed their 50th run, and to Adrian Little who completed his 100th run.
Thank you also to all the 22 volunteers: Nina Bennet, Jennifer Booth, Debra Bourne, James Carter, Martin John Cross, Nick Fiander, Theo Flanagan, Benjamin Hansen, Eleanor Hunt, Alice Hunt, Louise Lauder, Rachel Lindley, Ruby Little, Oliver Little, Nick Marshall, Alex Morrall, Nadine Pryce, Erik Schrijnemaekers, Jane Sparks, Noah Tolfrey, Stephen Tyler, Steve Young and everyone else who made this possible.
We also had a lot more photography going on than usual this week thanks to our sponsors at Persil. They had chosen to visit us to take photos of parkrunners going through the mud – and when the visit was arranged a few weeks ago there was lots of mud! However, with a couple of dry weeks, the parkrun course was almost mud free – unusually for this time of year.
This week brought 5 runners with age gradings of over 70%: George Ogden, Roger Stevens, Geoffrey Rowan Pennells, Simon Ambrosi and John Punt.
Well done, again, to everyone, and we hope the 16 first timers enjoyed their run today and will come back again next week.