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 email@example.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.