It's coming home, it’s coming home, it's coming, football’s coming home. Day 33 of the unseasonable heatwave continued unabated producing the hottest start to parkrun for a long time, but the weather did not put off the brave 133 souls who turned to support parkrun. Apart from the heat, the park was in perfect condition for some seriously well supervised running. Some run for glory, some run for PB’s, some run to give back and help others achieve PB’s and some have never even ran a parkrun. Let’s encourage those who haven’t to do at least one parkrun and bring a friend as parkrun would like us too, and on your tenth visit, you get a free barcode scan.
The important and must be listened to parkrun briefing, was given by our new co-event director Andrew, with thanks to our sponsors , our pacers introduced and our guests welcomed from Norfolk, Surrey and Basingstoke. Alas, we were bereft of milestones, so we carry on. Today, we ran our summer course, with cut back grass which made it excellent for pb’s. The core team are always open to comments and suggestions, so please don’t be shy and let us know if you have any ideas/concerns/or issues. Parkrun would also like to extend its thanks to all our participants and to those willing and wonderful volunteers, who turn up week in, week out in all weathers. To volunteer, please join and post on the march parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email email@example.com.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Justin ELVIDGE • Gary NORMAN • Gaelle BRYANT • Paul BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Raymond FEW • Karen DANDO • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Sally MILLS • James MOTTRAM • Wendy HART • Nicola FUNNELL • Paul GIBSON • Joanne ANDERSON • Dawn LONG • Megan AYLING • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Al DUNCAN • Susie HANDLEY • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY • Dawn BURBIDGE
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-
1st Jevan Robertson (Tyne Bridge Harriers) 17:47. 2nd Simon Pocock (Epsom & Ewell Harriers) 18:09. 3rd Justin Elvidge (March AC) 19:37.
1st Carli McGann 23:49. 2nd Sarah Starr (March AC) 24:14. 3rd Kati Nicholson 24:23.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores.
Simon Pocock (VM35-39) 74.10% for the time 18:09..
Justin Elvidge (VM45-49) 73:41% for the time 19:37.
Jevan Robertson (SM20-24) 73.29% for the time 17:47.
This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who recorded a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who recorded a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WRIGHT who recorded 87.35% (22:32) on 6th May 2017 (event number 67).
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 2,581 participants have completed 18,684 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,420 km, including 4,138 new Personal Bests.
See you all next weekend for Bastille Day. Bonne chance.
Peace out, one love.