Event number 268
21st April 2018
This week 438 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
Another hot hot day on Saturday but we had soooo much fun!! As always! If anyone would like to share their parkrun story, why you love parkrun? or your running journey etc we would love to hear from you and put a Runner or Volunteer Spotlight in the run report. It doesn't have to be long, even just a few sentences would be great!
Our Milestone Runners
Congratulations to Albert Delaney and Summer Reeves who both ran their 10th runs and now join the exclusive parkrun 10 club (juniors only) and will be able to order a white parkrun milestone t-shirt soon.
Congratulations to Steve Hammond, Stephen Jones and Louise Hammond who ran all ran their 50th runs and now join the exclusive parkrun 50 club and will be able to order a Red parkrun milestone t-shirt soon.
Thank you to Ben Willcox for this weeks great photos. Don't forget to check out this weeks photos - they are free to download for your own personal use!
Like many, many others, we are really saddened to learn about Matt Campbell's death at the London Marathon on Sunday and some of our runners cared for him as their were marshalling at the spot where he became ill. Many of you have asked us to extend our course by the 0.6 miles to make the 3.7 miles to "finish for Matt".
Unfortunately there are a number of logistical issues with this including the fact that Kent Life opens to the public at 10:00am, and entry becomes chargeable at that time and so we cannot extend the run without adversely affecting their business. Our route into Kent Life is closed as soon as our tail walker enters the park.
However we all feel that this is a lovely idea to honour Matt in this way, and with this in mind we have invited the Maidstone Harriers to organise an extra 0.6 miles to be run together at 8:30am BEFORE parkrun and then joining back with us at our usual start before 9:00am in time for the run brief and then run our normal 5k route which will make a combined route of 3.7 miles finishing at the top of Howard's Hill as usual.
Remember this is entirely optional and we would not want anyone to feel any pressure to take part as there are many other personal ways to honour a fellow runner.
We are very grateful to the Maidstone Harriers for arranging this for the community and look forward to seeing you at either start times.
You can still donate to Matt’s fundraising page here: http://bit.ly/FinishForMatt
Aesthetically Pleasing Times of the Week
Aesthetically pleasing times this week are: Simon Luck with 26:26 (and a new PB!), Ben Aspland with 28:28, Nicola Page and Karl Brown both with 30:20, Laura Moisan with 30:30, Arthur Reeves and Kerry Munday both with 32:32.
On the spot on times: Dominic Norton with 24:00 (and a new PB!), Jim Harrison with 25:00, Michael Adams with 27:00 (First Timer to Maidstone parkrun), Emma Dewdney with 29:00 (First Timer to Maidstone parkrun), Kate Coles with 37;00 and Trish Bosworth with 38:00.
And Om Raj Gurung is still the holder of our special 20:20 position. The Maidstone 20:20 position is where Kent Life is - Junction 6 where the M20 meets the A20 and therefore 20:20. (Until the next person manages that time!).
Don't forget to check out all our amazing photos on the website (link from our website) and remember they are all free to download for your personal use.
Dates for your Diary
Saturday 28th April - Glow in the Park Kent https://glowinthepark.co.uk/products/glow-in-the-park-kent in conjunction with Kent Sport Trust.
This Weeks Hi-Vis Heroes
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:
Sue JAMES • Timothy Russell CARR • Donna CARR • Leslie JACKSON • Ronald SMITH • Chris GEDGE • Julie GREENE • Teresa LAMPERT • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Neil VICKERY • Colin EVANS • Darcy MCDONNELL • Felicity CARR • Daniel SMITH • Nick FARRANT • Joanna FRAZER • Ben WILLCOX • Helen CRANFIELD • Sally AMOR • Catey BOWLES • Gary LUDWIN • Krishal PUN • Mick CRANFIELD • Chloe LUDWIN • Megan SMITH • Max ELDRIDGE • Heidi COUPLAND • Alexandra WRIGHT • Zachary LUDWIN • Harriet ODLING • Olivia. Dofe Volunteer MCCANN • Isobel PETERS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidstone parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 8,611 participants have completed 76,159 parkruns covering a total distance of 380,795 km, including 13,637 new Personal Bests.