The day started nice and cool and then just got hotter and hotter. Many of our regulars were missing today because they were taking part in the Cotswold Way relay. A race over 103 miles split into 10 legs.
The field was led home today by Jacob Bennett who is in age group JM11-14. He had a cracking run, bagging himself a PB on his milestone 10th run. His time was 19:43. Well done.
The first female home was Antoinette Dumayne also achieving a PB. She ran around in 20:07. This was a new course record for the age category SW25-29. That was the second course record to be broken in June. Well done.
A couple of tourists from Solihull also had a good visit. David Green was 3rd male finisher in a time of 20:54 and Monica Green was 2nd female in 21:18. Other tourists came from Liverpool, Bedford, Bristol, Coventry and Medway. Sorry if I have missed anyone. One visitor who shouldn't be overlooked is Chris Rees. He was visiting from Epsom, but used to be a very important member of our core team. It was lovely to see you today Chris, sorry I didn't get to speak to you for longer.
Christine Worthy reached the milestone of 50 runs. Well done Christine. She has run 47 of her runs at Lydney. She has been to Forest of Dean twice and Harrogate once and clocked up 13 PB's.
We had three brand new parkrunners today, Clare Robertson, Megan Dymock and Clare Keating. I hope you all enjoyed it and we will see you all again.
I would just like to draw attention to two particular people this week. A week rarely goes by without them turning out to make our parkrun possible. Between you, you have volunteered over 200 times. A huge thank you to Brian Price and Sandra Hawkins. You are both amazing giving up your time week after week to allow the rest of us to enjoy our Saturday morning parkrun fix.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Claire LAVENDER • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Rebecca WARREN • Emma BARTLETT • Kate BERRY • Mike BERRY • Brian PRICE • Marian LILLINGTON • Catherine LILLINGTON • James LILLINGTON • Nicola MILLIN • Lorraine ALDRIDGE • Lynda KNIGHT • Sandra HAWKINS • Peter FURLONG • Nathan PEART • Jane VAN SOEST-SMITH
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 2,430 participants have completed 13,385 parkruns covering a total distance of 66,925 km, including 2,586 new Personal Bests.