Event number 127
2nd June 2018
It was a beautiful morning for the 127th Lydney parkrun, and my first as solo Run Director - a thoroughly enjoyable experience, made simple by a fantastic group of experienced and efficient volunteers. A huge thank you to all of you.
Our Event Director, David PRICE was away this week as he and Leona are walking the Gloucestershire Way in aid of Great Oakes Hospice in Coleford. As we started the parkrun at 9am, David and Leona would have been in the early stages of Day 2 of their epic 100 mile walk. If you would like to support this worthy cause visit: www.justgiving.com/glosway2018 Best of luck from all of us at the parkrun and we hope the blisters are not too painful!
This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were taking the parkrun plunge for the first time. Well done and beware - it becomes addictive, you know!
We also love welcoming parkrun tourists to Lydney, and it is perhaps an indication that the holiday season is getting underway as there were a further 15 runners visiting us for the first time. You came from as far away as Folkestone, Manchester, Stockport, Cardiff and Chipping Sodbury (to name a few) to get your weekly parkrun in. You are most welcome - come back to visit us again.
There were 6 PBs recorded - a fantastic achievement in what turned out to be rather warm conditions. Stand up and take your bows and applause: Kurtis PARKIN (who at 20:01 will surely break to 20 minute barrier soon), Mark BENNETT, Michaela RICHARDSON (well done for achieving 2nd PB in a row), Rhys LONG, Hannah BARNES, and Elizabeth LYDDON (also many congrats for 2nd PB in a row).
For the men:
1st home today and 1st overall was David WEEKES, a first time visitor to Lydney, but a regular at Folkestone parkrun. His time was an impressive 18:49 which also bagged him highest age grade score of the day at 80.34%. 2nd man, and 2nd overall was Grant LANE, clocking a time of 18:54 on his first ever parkrun, and 3rd man and 3rd overall was James MUNDAY with a time of 19:29 on what was also his first parkrun.
Is this the first time the first 3 runners home were all first timers? I think us regulars need to up our game!
For the ladies:
1st across the line and 13th overall was Zoe NEALE in a time of 22:24 on her first visit to Lydney from Folkestone (or is that Brisbane?!). 2nd home and 16th overall was Lisa JEFFREY in 22:48 and 3rd home, 19th overall, was Jan MORRIS who clocked a time of 23:07.
Representatives of 12 different running clubs took part.
Finally, I would like to return to the volunteers. Today's parkrun was made possible by the fantastic efforts of 20 of you: Andrew LONG • Atsuko BARNES • Chris WINGATE • Christopher Michael BARNES • Claire LAVENDER • Debbie GREEN • Fiona CREASEY • Hannah BARNES • Janet RAY • Jeremy CREASEY • Kate BERRY • Kelly BUCKLEY • Lucy CREASEY • Mary BAKER • Mike BERRY • Paul DODD • Sandra HAWKINS • Seth PETERS • Stephen John ROGERSON • Tosh SIMPKIN. Thank you very much for stepping up.
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.