This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.
The weather today was wet and miserable, but this did not deter 105 people from getting their Saturday morning off to a great start. Despite the rain, going in the wooded section was still easy underfoot.
The day kicked off early for a few as Nathan Peart and his team of helpers were setting up early for the Mental Health Awareness event. Here are a few words from Nathan “Today we had a stand at Lydney Parkrun to raise Mental Health Awareness, lots of information, cakes well lots and lots of cake, a great turnout and great company, thank you to David Price for letting us do this, we raised a fantastic £82 Thank you Lydney parkrun. We will be at the Forest Of Dean parkrun on the 13 October. “ Nathan is a regular to Lydney parkrun, so if you would like to have a chat with him sometime, he will be pleased to see you.
I think the gazebo offered some very welcome shelter from the rain.
A huge milestone was achieved by Jamie Lavender, he has now clocked up 50 runs in 9 locations. 25 or which have been at Lydney. He has also done 29 junior parkruns. He has been taking part in parkrun since April 2012 and in that time has run 308km . As some of you will know Jamie had a football injury in October 2016 which left him with his leg in plaster. He has bravely fought his way back to fitness and is still a keen footballer. Well done Jamie.
Next week has the potential for two 100 celebrations, yes Mike Berry you are one of them and the other is Doug Gibson. Doug has achieved PB’s the last two runs, let’s hope he is able to achieve a hat-trick on his 100th.
First male across the line today was Pete Woodward in 17.51. First female was Lisa Jeffrey in 22.14. Pete has led the field home 11 times and Lisa 20 times.
Junior PB’s came from Alex Insall, Emily Alcock and Thomas Phillips.
Well done to all those who achieved a PB today.
Tourists today came from Milton Keynes, Newport and the Welsh Valleys.
Numbers were lower today due to people resting prior to Cardiff Half marathon tomorrow. Good luck to everyone taking part.
A huge shout out for our volunteers today, it was cold and wet standing still. Many thanks to you. A special well done to Logan ARENDELL who has completed his Duke of Edinburgh today after volunteering for several weeks. If anyone else knows of someone who would like to volunteer as part of their DOE, please contact David Price, who would love to hear from you.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Claire LAVENDER • Lindsay LUCAS • Cherry FOWLER • Andrew KAYE • Leona PRICE • David PRICE • Cory SHERWIN • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Seth PETERS • Graham TAYLOR • Sandra HAWKINS • Nathan PEART • Claire MORGAN • David ARENDELL • Graham WORTHY • Logan ARENDELL • Jim INSALL • Stuart LODGE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).
Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,611 participants have completed 14,797 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,985 km, including 2,808 new Personal Bests.