This weeks run report is written by one of our regular runners Libby Woodhull. Thank you Libby.
A beautifully scenic day at the prom but another scorching one for running! The temperature had thankfully dropped since last week but there we still had a lot of pink faces, sunglasses and caps to protect us from the sun.
Luckily our volunteers were there to support us the whole way round and everyone rallied with shouts of encouragement at the finish line. Thanks to the people who encouraged me during the long hot slog down the sea wall!
Today I was lucky enough to run with Rebecca who is a total supermum and runs with her youngest in a buggy. Having had a go at this myself I can tell you it's much harder than it looks! Her older daughter was at the finish line doing her part for the volunteer crew.
My favourite thing about Maldon Parkrun in the summer is the sheer amount of people who stay after to chat, eat ice cream and congratulate each other.
If you've never done a Parkrun before please come and join us - it's so much! Equally if you are a regular runner but haven't yet volunteered then give it a go! I've been lucky enough to meet some wonderful people and make friends through my Parkrun journey.
Now, if we could just organise a cooler breeze for next time...
This week 269 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Elaine VAUGHAN • Alison HUGHES • Kate RODMAN • Gavin LAWS • Charlie MOORE • Russell KEMP • David STOKES • Matthew SMITH • Philippa SMITH • Andy BYROM • Anita LEAVER • Imogen GIDDINGS • Steve HENNINGS • William MAHONEY • Terry SPOONER • Michelle LAMARRE • Julie BENNETT • Emma POTTER • James SKILLERN • Freya COULTON • Brian LEAVER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maldon Prom parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kiera-Jayne ATKINSON who recorded 87.54% (19:00) on 20th May 2017 (event number 199).
Maldon Prom parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 6,084 participants have completed 54,010 parkruns covering a total distance of 270,050 km, including 9,948 new Personal Bests.