March parkrun #139, and now for something, slightly different.

The 139th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk or maybe just pass thru’ on your bike.

Our run director, Gaelle began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing, and we welcomed to the 25th volunteer purple t-shirt club, Maddie Gibson, and to the 50th parkrun red t-shirt club, we welcomed Marcus Retchless, and sneaking in last week unannounced, Andrew Mai also joined the red t-shirt club, well done and welcome brethren. Also, we welcomed our tourists from Runners-next-the-Sea that run in Swaffham, but joined us as Holkham had been cancelled due to the weather, we also were joined by our fellow local runners from Bodymode, BRJ, Ely, Fenland and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, parkrun could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

1st Niall Jackson (March AC) 19:23. 2nd Mat Eyre (Runners-next-the-sea) 19:26. 3rd Sam Russell (Wymondham AC) 19:27.
1st Bethany Everson (Fenland Running Club) 19:44 2nd Agata Chelchowska (unattached) 24:04. 3rd Vicky Ellis (unattached) 24:16.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:-
Bethan Everson (VF25-29) was graded 75.00% for the time 19:44 (5th overall)
Paul Stacey (VM50-54) was graded 73.42% for the time 20:15 (7th overall)
Mat Eyre (VM40-44) was graded 72.38% for the time 19:26 (2nd overall).

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Justin ELVIDGE • Amy ELLIS • Stephen COWELL • Alison AINSWORTH • Gaelle BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Jessica WARD • Katie LEACH • Gayna OROURKE • Raymond FEW • Sally MILLS • Nicola FUNNELL • Paul GIBSON • Andrea LONG • Carole DAVIS • Isla LEACH • Jamie WARD • Peter OCONNOR • Vanessa MURRAY • Gary MONK • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY • Dawn BURBIDGE • Graham WILDE
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 2,758 participants have completed 20,731 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,655 km, including 4,498 new Personal Bests.

 

March parkrun #138. The rain after the sunshine.

The 138th parkrun at March is brought to you in part Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day dawned and the parkrun family gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to celebrate International parkrun day where the 5,000,000th registered parkrunner joined the family running at Woodhouse Moor parkrun near that place 50 miles west of Hull.

Our race directors, Andrew and David began procedings with the important and must be listened to briefing, regular Amy Rudd celebrated her birthday, happy birthday Amy from all the core team. We had no milestones or tourists that joined us on a cold, windy and rainy day, but we were joined by our fellow runners from Bodymode, BRJ, Ely, Thorney and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, parkrun could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks 22 brave hi-viz heroes were :-

Debra WATTS • Justin ELVIDGE • Dave TUFFNAIL • Irene LANE • Samantha WOOL • Roger TOLFREE • Petra OTTO • Gayna OROURKE • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Karen DANDO • Andrew WOOL • Lin SUTTON • Nicola FUNNELL • Paul GIBSON • Carole DAVIS • Andrew FOVARGUE • Alan PUGH • Emma COLE • Helen SEIMS • Chris MURRAY • Rowan MURRAY

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

1st Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:09.. 2nd Niall Jackson (March AC) 20:09. Paul Stacey (unattached) 20:17.
1st Sarah Starr (March AC) 23:33. 2nd Agata Chelchowska (u attached) 24:10. 3rd Lily Fivash (March AC) 24:34.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:-
Paul Stacey (VM50-55) was graded 73.29% for the time 20:17 (3rd overall.
Louis Benningfield (JM11-14) was graded 70.39% for the time 20:09 (1st overall)
Justin Elvidge (VM45-49) was graded 68.52% for the time 21:01 (4th overall).

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 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 2,743 participants have completed 20,590 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,950 km, including 4,481 new Personal Bests.

 

March parkrun #137. The first frost of the season.

The 137th parkrun at March is brought to you in part Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day dawned and the parkrun family gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park.

Our race director, Gaelle began procedings with the important and must be listened to briefing, and eventually got the 143 on their way.

This weeks honourable mention goes to Jackie Nosworthy and to Andrew Mai on completing their 50th parkrun, and to our fellow runners for Fenland, Ely and Three Counties for joining us. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, parkrun could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks brave and heroic 24 volunteers were :-

Justin ELVIDGE • Amy ELLIS • Lucy MARTIN • Allan TURPIE • Gaelle BRYANT • Amy RUDD • Samantha WOOL • Steve CLARKE • Teilo PEARCE • Gayna OROURKE • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Sally MILLS • Jon LONG • Paul GIBSON • Dawn LONG • Roma ONEIL • Megan AYLING • Michelle FOVARGUE • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY • Daniel MOTT • Dawn BURBIDGE

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

1st Niall Jackson (March AC) 19:30. 2nd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 19:51. Paul Stacey (unattached) 19:52.
1st Jessica Ward (unattached) 24:13. 2nd Agata Chelchowska 24:16. 3rd Sarah Starr (March AC) 24:53.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:-
Paul Stacey (VM50-55)was graded 74.83% for the time 20:15 (2nd overall)
Peter Cox (VM55-59) was graded 71.61 % for the time 22:01 (8th overall)
Louis Benningfield (JM11-14) was graded 71.45% for the time 19:51 (2nd overall)
This week 143 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 2,733 participants have completed 20,471 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,355 km, including 4,468 new Personal Bests.
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).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

Run Report #136 – Autumn has arrived let the bells ring out

It seems Autumn has well and truly arrived with the debris of Storm Aileen clearly visible as 142 hardy souls descended on West End Park for their weekly fix of Saturday morning parkrun. Some travelled far (well Huntingdon and Ely) and some not so far as RD Sam gave the pre-run brief before sending us on our way. No milestones or birthdays this week but some runners are fast approaching the magic milestones numbers in which applause will ring out. Of today’s participants we had 15 who are in the forty somethings of parkruns and soon will be able to claim a nice bright red 50 t-shirt. We also had 6 participants who are have nearly doubled that total and will soon reach that magic 100. Let us know when you get there and we will give you a shout out.
Now let’s get on to today’s event, I was fortunate to run today as not on duty and ran with my 9-year-old son Noah, who for the first time ran the whole 5k without stopping. While running it was great that our awesome volunteers (as usual) support all the runners on their way round but it is also great to see and hear other runners being so supportive of each other. That simple ‘well done’ or ‘keep going’ really does make a huge difference. Keep it up people as this makes March parkrun a special place to be on a Saturday morning.
First finisher today was Niall Jackson of March AC with a new pb of 18:26, Lee Tatum of Ely Runners was second on his first visit to March in 18:36 and Louis of March AC was third in 19:13 another PB. Geraldine Larham (Vegan Runners) was first lady in 21:47, closely followed by Karen Patterson (March AC) in 21:48, and third lady was Sarah Starr (March AC) in 23:12.

Just one last point, it has come to my attention that some people are unaware of the ritual of bell ringing when achieving a pb. After the finish tunnel there is a small table with a couple of bells on. If you achieve a pb then give the ole bell a ring to celebrate.
See you next week and #DFYB
This week 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Steve STARR • David WATTS • Gaelle BRYANT • Paul BRYANT • Amy RUDD • Samantha WOOL • Helen OWEN • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Daniel BARBER • Patricia NORRIS • Sally MILLS • Nicola FUNNELL • Sue JEEVES • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Olivia WILLIAMS • Victor JEEVES • Peter OCONNOR • Lesley WRIGHT • Chris MURRAY • Rowan MURRAY
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 2,727 participants have completed 20,328 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,640 km, including 4,436 new Personal Bests.

 

Saturday Morning Takeover

They say the sun shines on the righteous, and the March parkrunners must be doing something right, because this Saturday was another warm sunny morning. This week was a takeover event, brought to you by the letters BRC. Bodymode Running Club is an accredited England Athletics Club based in Chatteris and was formed in 2015 for runners of all abilities. Today’s hi-viz heroes were members of the club, aided by one or two stalwart March volunteers, including Justin Elvidge who was racking up his 100th volunteer role! Well done Justin, sterling work indeed! If anyone would like to try to emulate Justin’s achievement, please contact any member of the core team, new volunteers are always welcome.

We were joined by 141 fresh air fiends who ran, jogged and walked the customary 5k route with thankfully no incident, including visitors from Huntingdon and 7 people for whom this was their first ever parkrun! Special mention to our youngest park runner, Betsy, new daughter of core team member Amy Ellis. Congratulations again Amy and Craig!

First through the funnel this week was Niall Jackson of March AC in 19:12, and the first lady was Vicky Ellis in 24:06 – well done both, excellent running!

On behalf of BRC, I’d like to thank you for inviting us to takeover, we loved cheering you all on and look forward to coming back to do more of the same soon.
This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Justine PETROU • Justin ELVIDGE • Dave TUFFNAIL • Michelle BIRD • Clare STOCKS • Joanne FORREST • Amy GILL • Samantha WOOL • Roger TOLFREE • Gayna OROURKE • Emma UDEN • Carl OWEN • Helen OWEN • Grace WOOL • Noah WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Andrea LONG • Chris UDEN • Victor JEEVES • Leia WATSON • Katie ELLSON • Vanessa MURRAY • Blake ELLSON-JACKLIN • Kelly JACKSON • Chris MURRAY • Rowan MURRAY • Natalie SZULC • Caroline CORBY-JUDGE • Emma CICHY
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 2,716 participants have completed 20,186 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,930 km, including 4,411 new Personal Bests.

 

March parkrun #134. The not so Great North Run.

The 134th parkrun at March is brought to you in part Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day dawned and the parkrun family gathered in the amphitheatre of West End Park. Our family was reduced due to the Great North Run on Sunday and some regulars attending Littleport parkrun, and the newly established Manor Field parkrun at Whittlesey, a good one to tick off on the local parkrun circuit, but if you’re after completing your parkrun alphabet, then not so good when you already have M running at the centre of the parkrun universe.

Our run director, David Tuffnail began procedings with the important and must be listened to briefing, and eventually got the 136 on their way.

This weeks honourable mention goes to our special guest, Francis Cooke, whom has reached the unbelievable achievement of completing 300 marathons, a feat completed by only 8 other women on the planet. We also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, parkrun could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

1st Male Niall Jackson (March AC) 19:06. 2nd Jacob Cowin (unattached) 19:33. 3rd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 19:34.
1st Female Karen Pattinson (March AC) 21:55 2nd Allys Kelsey (unattached) 23:34. 3rd Arabella. Gingell (Ryston Runners) 23:55.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Karen Pattinson (VF45-49) was graded 73.92% for the time 21:55 (10th overall).
Paul Stacey (VM50-55)was graded 73.42% for the time 20:15 (4th overall)
Jacob Cowin (JM11-14) was graded 72.55 % for the time 19:33 (2nd overall).
This week 136 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
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 2,707 participants have completed 20,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,225 km, including 4,386 new Personal Bests.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Tracey BOUSFIELD • Sarah STARR • David WATTS • Debra WATTS • Ainslie BOUSFIELD • Justin ELVIDGE • Dave TUFFNAIL • Samantha WOOL • Katie LEACH • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Steven SPARROW • Tracey DICKERSON • Sally MILLS • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY • Dawn BURBIDGE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

March parkrun #133 – Only a week late

So last week was the 2nd anniversary of me doing my first parkrun and my 50th run. I was a little disappointed as I was gunning for a pb on my 50th run but I was 23 seconds off!! So to this week and there was no mistake this time shaving 4 seconds off my previous pb with a time of 21:43. There must have been something in the air this beautiful September morning as I was 1 of 38 who achieved that feat, well done to you all.
It’s nearly 3 years now since I started to run properly, managing to run a 5k without stopping for the first time since I left school!! Never thinking that I would ever run a half marathon distance (I’ve now done over 15!!). I also never really got parkrun, getting up early on a Saturday morning to go running.
But how much is parkrun like a drug, the addictive nature of it. Wanting to run each week, meeting friends, making new friends. The little battles we have with other runners!! And how March parkrun is such a great community event with great support from all our great volunteers who cheer us round week in week out in all weathers.
It’s now over a year that I joined the core team, a small band of volunteers that make sure the run goes ahead week after week, getting to the park at 7.30am each Saturday morning to set up, being there until the finish and then there is the processing of results which can take minutes to hours depending on how the computer’s running or the various issues that can occur. Then there is all the ‘running’ (pardon the pun) about in the week with updating the roster, ensuring the equipment is charged and ready etc. and the other admin duties that have to be dealt with.
The last 3 months has been challenging for the core team, Event Director and March parkrun founder Simon standing down after 2 and a half years at the helm and myself and Gaelle taking over as Co-Event Directors. Other members also stepping down to spend time doing other things and our lovely Amy going on maternity leave and now enjoying the early days of motherhood with the beautifully Betsy. This has left us a little thin on the ground and so more times doing the RD role. So it might be another 2 years before I get to the 100 mark!!
Would you like to get involved and help more, get in touch and let me or Gaelle know.
Anyway, let’s get to this week’s run. Before the start we applauded Steven Sparrow’s 100th run (95 at March) and we welcomed visitors from Hockley.
This week we saw 8 first timers (welcome to the parkrun family) and 38 new pb’s. First to finish was Chloe Wheeler on her 3rd visit to March with a new pb followed by first male finisher Louis Beningfield and 3rd home was Geoffrey Brewster.

This week 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers at March and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Dave TUFFNAIL • Gaelle BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Gemma BARBER • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Gary DAVIS • Nicola FUNNELL • Paul GIBSON • Debbie PERRY • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Carole DAVIS • Olivia WILLIAMS • Susie HANDLEY • Andrew FOVARGUE • Emma FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Vanessa MURRAY • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY • Dawn BURBIDGE
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 2,700 participants have completed 19,909 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,545 km, including 4,355 new Personal Bests.

 

No Trepidation here! – Run Report #132

I set off for parkrun this week with an unusual sense of trepidation. I was heading over early to help set up, and it was to be my first solo flight as Run Director – eek just about summed it up! The weather was kind after the rainfall of the previous evening, and the sun shone as we set up the course ready for the mornings eager parkrunners to run, jog or walk their way to 5k. 158 bodies turned up to kindly judge my inaugural speech, and if you didn’t notice my mistakes, I’m not going to mention them here!

Bank Holiday is an ideal time for a spot of tourism, and we welcomed guests from Woking, Leeds and the Netherlands as well as 15 first timers. If you are new to parkrun, or indeed visit another course, do please pay attention to the handy new runners briefing, as it’s important to know the course you’re running and the number of laps expected, they do vary greatly from place to place.

As well as tourists and newcomers, we had two milestones this week, with our illustrious co-event director Andrew Wool and Jan Wool keeping it in the family to both reach 50 parkruns. Congratulations guys!

First to finish this week was Niall Jackson of March AC in a time of 18:59 while first lady was Arabella Gingell from Royston Runners AC with 23:57. Great running from both of them.

I’m grateful to all concerned that my first turn in the blue and white waistcoat passed off with only a few minor hiccups. Don’t forget, if you enjoy parkrun every week and you haven’t had a go at volunteering yet, we’d love to welcome you to our hi-viz heroes, so do get in touch via FB or the parkrun website.

This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Hilary RANGER • Justin ELVIDGE • Gaelle BRYANT • Amy RUDD • Samantha WOOL • Gayna OROURKE • Emma UDEN • Patricia NORRIS • Sally MILLS • Sydney DAVIS • Philip COLE • Joanne ANDERSON • Andrea LONG • Nicola EATON • Chris UDEN • Olivia WILLIAMS • Susie HANDLEY • Andrew FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Mary-Ann SHORT • Vanessa MURRAY • Chris MURRAY • Rowan MURRAY

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 2,688 participants have completed 19,733 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,665 km, including 4,317 new Personal Bests.

 

March parkrun #131. The one with all the running.

Saturday dawned over the Fens with an ordinary day, no notable events or special occasions, just a Saturday in August. This didn’t deter our runners and walkers from partaking of some well supervised exercise on a warm and sunny Saturday morning. 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 Andrew with thanks to our sponsors , our pacers introduced and our guests welcomed from Cambridge, South Africa and New Zealand and congratulations to Annabelle Brand on her 25th volunteer role, and for a 5 year old, that is very impressive indeed. Congratulations from the Core Team Annabelle on your fantastic achievement, and to Kathryn and Andrew for bringing both Annabelle and Lily and marshalling Brand corner in all weathers. The summer course was slightly damp underfoot after the rain, but all the course was still perfectly runnable . 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. If you feel the need to join the volunteer team, please post on the march parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchoffice@parkrun.com.

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

Gentlemen
1st Shane Sadler (unattached) 18:15. 2nd Niall Jackson (unattached) 18:38. 3rd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:18.
Ladies
1st Karen Patterson (March AC) 22:22. 2nd Sarah Starr (March AC) 22:48. 3rd Katie Leach (Bodymode) 25:33.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores.
Archie Bullman (JM10) 73.93% for the time 22:07.
Ed Morris (VM75-79) 73.75% for the time 27:14.
Paul Stacey (VM50-55) 72.23% for the time 20:25.

This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Steve STARR • Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Gary NORMAN • Samantha WOOL • Roger TOLFREE • Gayna OROURKE • Georgina JACKMAN • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Gary DAVIS • Tracey DICKERSON • Paul GIBSON • Andrew BRAND • Debbie PERRY • Lily BRAND • Nicola EATON • Toni ALCARAZ • Annabelle BRAND • Lesley WRIGHT • Mary-Ann SHORT • Maddie GIBSON • Rowan MURRAY

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 2,663 participants have completed 19,575 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,875 km, including 4,298 new Personal Bests.
See you all next week.

Peace out, one love.

Justin

 

March parkrun #130. Don’t rain on my parade.

Saturday dawned over the Fens with an ordinary day, no notable events or special occasions, just a Saturday in August. This didn’t deter our runners and walkers from partaking of some well supervised exercise on a warm and sunny Saturday morning. 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 Stephen with thanks to our sponsors , our pacers introduced and our guests welcomed from North Wales and congratulations to Justin Showell on starting his 300th parkrun in 105 separate venues. Congratulations from the Core Team Justin on your fantastic achievement. The summer course was slightly damp underfoot after the rain, but all the course was still perfectly runnable . 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. If you feel the need to join the volunteer team, please post on the march parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchoffice@parkrun.com.

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

Gentlemen
1st Niall Jackson (unattached) 18:58. 2nd Justin Elvidge (March AC) 19:50. 3rd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:08.
Ladies
1st Karen Patterson (March AC) 22:38. 2nd Sarah Starr (March AC) 22:56. 3rd Vicky Ellis (unattached) 24:02.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores.
Archie Bullmam (JM10) 75.00% for the time 21:48.
Justin Elvidge (VM45-50) 72.61% for the time 19:50.
Paul Stacey (VM50-55) 72.23% for the time 20:35.
This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Samantha WOOL • Jessica WARD • Dawn VEAL • Mark OAKERBEE • Georgina JACKMAN • James MOTTRAM • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Jamie WARD • Diana LETTICE • Leia WATSON • Linda RETCHLESS • Marcus RETCHLESS • Mary-Ann SHORT • Kelly JACKSON • Rowan MURRAY • Alan GARNER • Dawn BURBIDGE • Donna EGERTON
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 2,632 participants have completed 19,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,070 km, including 4,272 new Personal Bests.
See you all on Saturday.

Peace out, one love.

Justin

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