March parkrun #99 – It’s Christmas!!!!

It was a damp warm,forthe time of year,morning and setting up with Stephen Cowell in the near dark was interesting. We needed to make some adjustments to the course to avoid muddy areas and readjust for the obstructions built by mountain bikers during the week.

A total of 143 parkrunners (and a massive 31 volunteers!) turned out to take part and it was pleasing to see around 90% joined in the festive fancy dress and T shirts and Xmas jumpers it was a great sight.

Glen Watts returned to March parkrun and was first home in 17.26 a bit short of his course record of 16.12. Lisa Marriot from Ramsey was first lady home in 20.12 also a bit short of her PB for the course of 19.08.

Amongst the finishers were 9 first timers and 9 new PB's and sad to say 12 unknown runners with no barcodes. please get registered and bring along your barcode each week for scanning and get a recorded time.

We had visitors this week from Ramsey/Barnet/Solent/Huntingdon/Ealing and Peterborough all of whom were very welcome and made so by our team.

Following the run there was mulled wine served up by Sue Jeeves and many, many, many mince pies provided by many of you.

The parkrun was a good prequel to Christmas.

Future events parkrun normal 30/12/17 9am and New Year's day run at 10.30am` which could be well attended.

Happy New Year

Vic Jeeves RD

and the stats...

March parkrun
Event number 99
23rd December 2017
This week 143 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Simon RENDER • Joice BANDOQUILLO SHOWELL • Mark DARLOW • Justin ELVIDGE • Amy ELLIS • Stephen COWELL • Gaelle BRYANT • Michelle HOSKING • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Emma UDEN • Abigail JEEVES • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Karen DANDO • Grace WOOL • Maisie WHITTLESEY • Louise PEARCE • Sally MILLS • Lin SUTTON • Joanne ANDERSON • Andrew BRAND • Sue JEEVES • Lily BRAND • Cerys PEARCE • Carole DAVIS • Willow MILLS • Annabelle BRAND • Victor JEEVES • Kirsty BOND • Rowan WHITTLESEY
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 2,150 participants have completed 14,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,300 km, including 3,454 new Personal Bests.