Event number 161
19th January 2019
This week 93 people awoke to find that the sleet and snow of last night was little more than a bad dream and eagerly jumped out of bed to enthusiastically run, jog or walk our Lydney boating lake course. 9 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
This morning we welcomed Guy WYATT who was visiting our beautiful corner of the country and decided to run his 12th parkrun as a first time tourist here. Guy normally alternates his parkrunning between Oak Hill in London and Ashford in Kent and, debating whether to do Forest of Dean or Lydney, opted for the latter as he guessed it might be firmer under foot. Well, after the rain sleet and snow of recent days, Lydney was hardly mud free, but as you forgot to pack your mask and snorkel Guy you probably made the right choice!
First male across the line, and first overall was Martyn WINSER in an impressive time of 18:00 dead. This was Martyn's first run with us at Lydney in over a year - don't leave it for another year to show us how it's done Martyn! Second male and second overall was John FINLAYSON on just his 4th visit to Lydney. John normally runs at Coventry parkrun, but his time today of 19:38 was a PB and nearly 30 seconds quicker than his previous run with us, which was also a PB. See you again soon John for a Lydney PB hat-trick! Third home, and third overall came Nick SEAGRAVE, a veteran of 232 parkruns mainly in the midlands and particularly Brueton Park (original stomping ground of your RD today).
First female across the line today was Janice LOCKYER, a member of Worthing and District Harriers who was running her 3rd parkrun at Lydney and 14th overall. A stirling run today, Janice, and at 23:17, just 5 seconds off your PB! Second female runner home was Jan Morris in 24:05 and completing her 68th parkrun of which the vast majority (53) have been with us in Lydney. Third female today was Lucy CREASEY. Lucy runs in the Junior 15-17 category which makes her placing today even more impressive. Lucy's time this morning was a creditable 25:10, and whilst a little short of her PB of 23:49, this is perhaps understandable as Lucy was up especially early this morning volunteering as a much valued member of our set-up team! Lucy is also something of a local parkrun tourist having run at Newport, Severn Bridge, Thornbury and Forest of Dean. Lucy, thank you for your commitment to parkrun and see you at Lydney again soon!
As well as the aforementioned John FINDLAYSON, a further six parkrunners achieved fabulous PBs this morning: Robin GRANT, Chris BARNETT, George PHILLIPS, Catherine PHILLIPS, Sarah PHILLIPS (far be it for me to say, but that's more Phillips than an electric razor shop!), and Elijah PEARSON who runs in the junior 11-14 category. Sixth overall, Elijah came home in 20:56 on just his second ever parkrun - one to watch out for there I think. Very well done to all our PB-ers today
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers, to whom we are especially grateful:
Louise INSALL • Mark HARVEY • Jeremy CREASEY • Fiona CREASEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • David PRICE • Atsuko BARNES • Victoria SIMS • Julie FARR • Lucy CREASEY • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Seth PETERS • Sandra HAWKINS • Graham WORTHY • Jim INSALL • Stuart LODGE • William BROWN
Don't forget, should you wish to join the band of volunteers it's easy and fun. Message us on Facebook, or see a volunteer next Saturday morning.
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 2,861 participants have completed 16,538 parkruns covering a total distance of 82,690 km, including 2,985 new Personal Bests. A total of 312 individuals have volunteered 2,909 times.