March parkrun #153. I got chills, and they are multiplying.

The 153rd parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat, and Sew Watt, your local steam powered sewing machine supplier. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our run director, Dawn, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. We don’t want to be ‘that’ person, but can we please remind you of the following: Please respect the briefing and stay quiet. We don’t do this for fun, it is for your safety and there are currently newcomers that may not have heard it before. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

This week we inducted into the black 100 t-shirt club local legends Sue Jeeves and Debbie Perry. Congratulations to you fine ladies from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. This week we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, that is all who turned up to run and volunteer and know that parkrun still isn’t just for New Years Day, it’s for life. We also welcomed tourists from Rotherham, who may have mentioned once or twice that he was from Rotherham, Gloucester and Purley in South London, and were brightly greeted into the family. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, BRJ, and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Hilary RANGER • Mark DARLOW • Hugh HARRIS • David WATTS • Justin ELVIDGE • Irene LANE • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Katie LEACH • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Sydney DAVIS • Karen PATTERSON • Debbie PERRY • Graham PEARCE • Bill SWADLING • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Carole DAVIS • Mary BETTLES • Roger MONEY

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, and for a change, we have all new top three for the ladies, so here they are: -

1st Luke Brown (March AC) 18:41. 2nd John Comrie (Rotherham Harriers & AC) 20:52. 3rd Tim Fitches (unattached) 21:23.
1st Jessica Ward (unattached) 24:45. 2nd Hannah Daniel (unattached) 25:24. 3rd Agata Chelchowska (unattached) 25:50.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
John Comrie (VM55-59) was graded 73.63% for the time 20:52 (2nd overall)
Jill Vaughan (VF60-65) was graded 69.51% for the time 28:19 (56th overall)
Luke Brown(VM20-24) was graded 69.05% for the time 18:41 (1st overall)

This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 2,930 participants have completed 22,889 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,445 km, including 4,816 new Personal Bests. A total of 441 individuals have volunteered 3,835 times.

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.

 

March parkrun #150. 2018 – we drunk, and robbed, and rode, and pillaged.

The 150th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and also by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat, and Sew Watt, your local steam powered sewing machine supplier. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our run director, Gaelle, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted into the red 50 t-shirt club, local runner David Watts, the same David Watts that both the Kinks and the Jam sang about. Ask your Dad if you’re confused, or maybe just consult google. Congratulations to you all from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. This week we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, that is all who turned, including our tourists, local runners and all our hi-viz heroes. We also welcomed tourists from Cambridge, Dereham, Sheffield, Wells-next-the-Sea, and a tourist from South Africa who kept that to herself, but I have my ways of finding these things out. Shame, as you would have been brightly welcomed into the family. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Nene Valley, Ramsey Road Runners, Thorney and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-

Gaelle BRYANT, Dawn BURBIDGE, Carole DAVIS, Gary DAVIS, Justin ELVIDGE, Cate EWAN, Raymond FEW, Andrew FOVARGUE, Nicola FUNNELL, Georgina JACKMAN, Victor JEEVES, Vanessa MURRAY, Rowan MURRAY, Patricia NORRIS, Amy RUDD, Helen SEIMS, Paul STACEY, Natalie SZULC, Emma UDEN, Debra WATTS, Anthony WHIBLEY, Andrew WOOL, Samantha WOOL

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, and for a change, we have all new top three for men and ladies, so here they are :-

1st Simon Mead (Ramsey Road Runners) 17:37. 2nd Andy Caress (unattached) 20:42. 3rd Kieran Williams (unattached) 20:44.
1st Olivia Mead (Nene Valley) 21:28. 2nd Alexandra Louise Watson-Usher (Valley Striders AC) 22:30. 3rd Amberley Wright (Runners-next-the-Sea) 23:35.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:-
Simon Mead (VM45-49) was graded 81:08% for the time 17:37 (1st overall)
Brian Jones (VM60-64) was graded 75.87% for the time 21:08 (5th overall)
Olivia Mead (VF15-17) was graded 72.20% for the time 21:28 (7th overall).

This week there were 160 runners, of which 20 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 2858 different runners, including participants from 217 athletics clubs, have completed 22331 runs covering a total distance of 111655km, and there have been 4768 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded a 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

All that remains is for me to wish you a very happy new year, and hopefully I will see you at the second parkrun of 2019. I shall be doing a freedom run on New Year’s Day at 3:30pm if anyone wants to join me for those who have to work and don’t have the day off.

 

March parkrun #152. If music be the food of love, play on.

The 152nd parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat, and Sew Watt, your local steam powered sewing machine supplier. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our run director, Gaelle, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. We don’t want to be ‘that’ person, but can we please remind you of the following: Please respect the briefing and stay quiet. We don’t do this for fun, it is for your safety and there are currently newcomers that may not have heard it before. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners. There was lots of chatter today and it wasn’t quiet. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

This week we inducted into the white 10 t-shirt club William Bradley and Hollie Andrews, red 50 t-shirt club, Simon Mead from Ramsey and local runner Melanie Cook, Congratulations to you all from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. This week we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, that is all who turned up to run and volunteer and know that parkrun isn’t just for New Years Day, it’s for life. We also welcomed tourists from Spalding and Cheltenham whom were brightly greeted into the family. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Eye, Ely, Fenland, Lynnsport Ladybirds, Ramsey Road Runners, Run DMC and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Justin ELVIDGE • Gaelle BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Georgina JACKMAN • Lin SUTTON • Jon LONG • Bill SWADLING • Graeme DEDMAN • Kay DEDMAN • Oscar WATSON • Victor JEEVES • Mary BETTLES • Leia WATSON • Alan PUGH • Roger MONEY • Peter OCONNOR • Donna EGERTON • Willow DAVIS • Cate EWAN • Chris SHARP • Nicola SHARP

For those of you who get their geek on over stats, and for a change, we have all new top three for men and ladies, so here they are: -

1st Simon Mead & his dog (Ramsey Road Runners) 18:53. 2nd Luke Brown (March AC) 19:08. 3rd Grant Lenton (unattached) 20:44.
1st Karen Patterson (March AC) 22:07. 2nd Abbie Jeeves (March AC) 25:03. 3rd Tina Lambert (March AC) 25:23.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
Simon Mead (VM45-49) was graded 75.64% for the time 18:53 (1st overall)
Karen Patterson (VF45-49) was graded 74.00% for the time 22:07(10th overall)
Lesley Wright (VF55-59) was graded 68.94% for the time 25:53 (43rd overall).
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 2,908 participants have completed 22,702 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,510 km, including 4,794 new Personal Bests. A total of 441 individuals have volunteered 3,813 times.
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.

 

March Parkrun 151# – New Year’s Day.

So a fresh morning awaited us for our special Tuesday parkrun to celebrate New Year’s Day. Kicking off at the later time of 10:30am rather than our usual 9am Saturday starts. This allowed many runners from other parkruns including Huntingdon, Littleport and Kings Lynn to do the double including Abbie Jeeves who hit their 100 milestone doing just that! It allowed others an extra hour in bed to try and sleep off the celebrations from the night before.
We had 4 milestones in total 2 will be getting that festive red 50 t-shirt Roger Money & Chris Medhurst. The other 2 will be soon donning a magical black 100 one Abigail Jeeves and Debra Watts. Well done all of you.
Now before we get onto the run itself as it’s a new year how about making some resolutions I have 2 suggestions:
1) Encourage someone new to try parkrun with you
2) Volunteer as a hi-viz hero at least 3 times this year and give back to this amazing event.
Both these things can be very rewarding, you can find out about available volunteer roles each week at the March Parkrun volunteers page on Facebook.
So the time came to get underway with Gayna briefing our first timers followed by Andrew making the usual welcome and various thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. As well as the above mentioned milestone and double runners from Huntingdon, Littleport and Kings Lynn we also had tourists from Lowestoft and the Isle of Wight amongst our ranks today.
A fantastic 187 runners, walkers and all those in between took part, we had an outstanding 20 personal bests and 30 first timers with representatives of 19 different clubs.
There were unfortunately 11 unknown runners so a quick reminder don’t forget your barcode! Barcodes must be printed copies as we are unable to scan phones. Sorry but rules are rules. If like me you struggle to remember a piece of paper early in the morning or as has also happened to me accidently wash your barcode on a regular basis you may want to think about investing in a barcode wristband or lace tag available from the parkrun website (these make great Christmas / Birthday presents)
The first finisher was unrecorded, the first recorded man over the line was Luke BROWN in 18:49 and the first recorded woman was Toni ALCARAZ in 20:04 (a new PB!) well done to both of you.
This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Gillian HOLMES • Samantha WOOL • Katie LEACH • Gayna OROURKE • Emma UDEN • Nina MARKILLIE • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Grace WOOL • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Gary DAVIS • Tracey DICKERSON • Joanne ANDERSON • Chris UDEN • Carole DAVIS • Andrew FOVARGUE • Emma FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Helen SEIMS • Natalie SZULC • Frankie WALDER • Andrew 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 2,889 participants have completed 22,518 parkruns covering a total distance of 112,590 km, including 4,778 new Personal Bests. A total of 438 individuals have volunteered 3,791 times

 

March parkrun #149. One Horse Open Sleigh.

The 149th Christmas themed parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat, and Sew Watt, your local steam powered sewing machine supplier. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our run director, Sam, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted into the white 10 t-shirt club, Rowan Whittlesey, also into the red 50 t-shirt club, we inducted Isobel Riches and Lin Sutton, and into the black 100 t-shirt club, we inducted Rhys Davies. Congratulations to you all from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. This week we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, and it goes to everyone whom turned up in Christmas themed dress to make the occasion truly wonderful, and did anyone notice the candy cane coloured hats of red, white and green that I laid out on the path section down the hill towards Santa Tic? For those whom didn’t join in, Christmas Steve will be having a quiet word with you about the true meaning of Christmas. We also welcomed tourists from Elswick, Grantham, Sheffield and Leeds. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, BRJ, Ely, Fenland, Lynnsport Ladybirds, Ramsey Road Runners, Three Counties and Werrington. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Stephanie BROWN, Sydney DAVIS, Carole DAVIS, Gary DAVIS, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Emma FOVARGUE, Michelle FOVARGUE, Andrew FOVARGUE, Nicola FUNNELL, Georgina JACKMAN, Victor JEEVES, Sadie MANN, Vanessa MURRAY, Jackie NOSWORTHY, Jim REEVES, Helen SEIMS, Chris UDEN, Leia WATSON, Samantha WOOL

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

1st Luke Brown (March AC) 18:37. 2nd Andy Cole (March AC) 20:37. 3rd Grant Lenton (unattached) 20:54
1st Karen Patterson (March AC) 22:20. 2nd Charlotte Beston (Elswick Harriers) 22:38. 3rd Agatha Chelchowska (unattached) 24:28.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
Janice Davidson (VF-65-69) was graded 82.55% for the time 24:56 (27th overall)
Paul Davidson (VM60-64) was graded 74.63% for the time 21:29 (7th overall)
Karen Patterson (VF45-49) was graded 73.28% for the time 22:20 (10th overall).

This week there were 155 runners, of which 10 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 2838 different runners, including participants from 215 athletics clubs, have completed 22171 runs covering a total distance of 110855, and there have been 4745 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded an 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

All that remains is for me to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, and hopefully I will see you at the last parkrun of 2018.

 

March parkrun #148. It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal:

The 148th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat, and Sew Watt, your local steam powered sewing machine supplier. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our trainee run director, Andrew, on his first trainee RD duties, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted 3 runners into the red 50 t-shirt club. Paul Gibson, Sarah Cowley and Joy Church, also into the purple 25 t-shirt club, we inducted Rowan Murray, congratulations to you all from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. For the second week in a row, we have none worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section which in my report leaves a huge great hole, which was filled by Andy Cole, being first finisher after a 28-week absence. We also welcomed tourists from Worthing and Sheffield, also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Lynnsport Ladybirds, Ramsey Road Runners, Thorney, Three Counties and Werrington. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Gaelle BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Teilo PEARCE • Gayna OROURKE • Emma UDEN • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Karen DANDO • Andrew WOOL • Nicola FUNNELL • Andrea LONG • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Rachel MOLESWORTH • Chris UDEN • Carole DAVIS • Andrew FOVARGUE • Emma FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Peter OCONNOR • Helen SEIMS • Rowan MURRAY • Dawn BURBIDGE • Willow DAVIS
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are: -

1st Andy Cole (March AC) 19:44. 2nd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:11. 3rd Paul Gibson (unattached) 20:36.
1st Sarah Starr (March AC) 24:39. 2nd Cara Macfarlane (Ely Runners) 26:13. 3rd Lesley Wright (March AC) 26:17.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
Graham Chapman (VM60-64) was graded 78.38% for the time 20:49 (4th overall)
Andy Cole (VM50-54) was graded 74.75% for the time 19:44 (1st overall)
Paul Gibson VM45-49) was graded 69.41% for the time 20:26 (3rd overall).
This week 126 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 2,828 participants have completed 22,016 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,080 km, including 4,736 new Personal Bests. A total of 434 individuals have volunteered 3,724 times.
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.

Now, it is my pleasure to invite you all to our Christmas themed parkrun on Saturday 22nd December. Turn up in fancy dress, Christmas jumpers or t-shirts or any kind of decoration to enter the true spirit of parkrun. See you there.

 

March parkrun #146. Oh, the weather outside is frightful.

The 146th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Sew Watt, your local sewing machine stockist. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

The day once again began with litter picking and looking for the ever-decreasing number of stakes. The mystery was solved when the course trolley returned, and the missing stakes were found, however, we still have a problem with litter left behind. If any volunteers have a sweeping brush they would like to donate, then please speak to a member of the core team. Our run director, Dawn began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted local runner, Lily Fiveash into the black 100 t-shirt club. Congratulations Lily from the core team and everyone at March parkrun. This week we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, which we call, our meritorious dispatches section. Olivia Williams gave up her run so that she could marshal, thank you Olivia, and how we would appreciate more runners giving up run to volunteer. Also, to Sally Mills whose pacing helped a runner achieve a new personal best. Also, we welcomed our tourists from Chineham Park Running Club near Basingstoke and Renegade Runners from Kings Lynn. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Fenland, Ramsey Road Runners, Run Mummy Run and Werrington Joggers. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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’s brave and fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Joanne ANDERSON, Gaelle BRYANT, Dawn BURBIDGE, Stephen COWELL, Mark DARLOW, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Michelle FOVARGUE, Andrew FOVARGUE, Paul GIBSON, Georgina JACKMAN, Victor JEEVES, Katie LEACH, Isla LEACH, Rowan MURRAY, Patricia NORRIS, Gayna OROURKE, Graham PEARCE, Helen SEIMS, Emma UDEN, Dawn VEAL, David WATTS, Olivia WILLIAMS, Samantha WOOL, Andrew WOOL

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

1st Louis Benningfield (March AC) 19:59. 2nd Graham Chapman (Ely Runners) 20:33. 3rd Paul Stacey (unattached) 20:39.
1st Agata Chelchowska (unattached) 23:52. 2nd Lily Fiveash (March AC) 24:00. 3rd Sarah Starr (March AC) 24:15.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
Mike Bull (VM70-74) was graded 76.39% for the time 23:05 (17th overall)
Paul Stacey (VM50-54) was graded 71.99% for the time 20:39 (3rd overall)
Issac Pembrey (JM11-14) was graded 71.19% for the time 20:53 (5th overall).

This week there were 130 runners, of which 4 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then different runners, including participants from 211 athletics clubs, have completed 21642 runs covering a total distance of 108210k, and there have been 4689 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded an 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

March parkrun #147. The sprouts of evil, return with a vengeance.

The 147th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and by Smickelskis & Swinkels, purveyors to the extremely wealth and the very fat. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Our run director, Nicola on first RD duties, began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted 2 runners into the red 50 t-shirt club. Congratulations to Gayna ORouke of Bodymode and to Donna Johnson of Three Counties from the core team and everyone at March parkrun on this magnificent achievement. This week we have none worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section and we had no tourists but joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Lynnsport Ladybirds, Ramsey Road Runners and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 26 brave and fluffy and splendid Hi-Viz heroes were: -

Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Gary NORMAN • Gaelle BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Teilo PEARCE • Gayna OROURKE • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Daniel BARBER • Patricia NORRIS • Lin SUTTON • Wendy HART • Tracey DICKERSON • Nicola FUNNELL • Kay DEDMAN • Carole DAVIS • Sean SEARLE • Andrew FOVARGUE • Vanessa MURRAY • Helen SEIMS • Andrew HAMMOND • Rowan MURRAY • Martyn HAYNES • Dawn BURBIDGE

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

1st Luke Brown (March. AC) 18:45. 2nd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:32. 3rd Grant Lenton (unattached) 20:39.
1st Agata Chelchowska (unattached) 24:31. 2nd Hannah Daniel (unattached) 24:45. 3rd Tina Lambert (March AC) 24:52.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: -
Graham Chapman (VM60-64) was graded 76.72% for the time 21:16 (5th overall)
Luke Brown (VM20-24) was graded 68.80% for the time 18:45 (1st overall)
Grant Lenton (VM45-49) was graded 68.68 for the time 20:39 (3rd overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.
This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 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 2,824 participants have completed 21,890 parkruns covering a total distance of 109,450 km, including 4,721 new Personal Bests. A total of 432 individuals have volunteered 3,698 times.

 

March parkrun #145. Half a Job Bob.

The 145th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council and also by my dodgy back. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or give up after 2 laps because you’re a big wuss.

Our run director, Andrew began proceedings with the important and must be listened to briefing. This week we inducted local runner, Di Lettuce and her six tins of cakes into the red 50 t-shirt club, and co-incidentally, also finished 50th. Congratulations Di from the core team and everyone at March parkrun. This week we have those worthy enough to mentioned in our meritorious dispatches. Rowan Whittlesey knocked 10-minutes of his personal best, and new 100 t-shirt club inductee, Sadie Mann, pacing helped two runners to personal bests. Also, we welcomed our tourists from Halmer Harriers from Spalding, KJ Running Buddies from St. Neots, run leader Kelly Surkitt and Lincoln & District Runners. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Eye, Ramsey Road Runners, and those fabulous Three Counties ladies. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run 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 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
This weeks brave and fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-
David WATTS • Justin ELVIDGE • Dave TUFFNAIL • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Melanie COOK • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Sally MILLS • Sadie MANN • Bill SWADLING • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Toni ALCARAZ • Carole DAVIS • Willow MILLS • Graham WRIGHT • Victor JEEVES • Leo LYNES • Helen SEIMS • Rowan MURRAY • Cate EWAN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-

1st Luke Brown (March AC) 19:10. 2nd Louis Benningfield (March AC 19:52. 3rd Grant Lento (unattached) 20:11.
1st Sarah Starr (March AC) 24:09. 2nd Agata Chelchowska (unattached ) 24:15. 3rd Lily Fiveash (March AC) 24:23.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:-
Andrew Larham (VM60-64) was graded 78.92% for the time 20:19 (4th overall)
Grant Lenton (VM45-49) was graded 70.27% for the time 20:11 (3rd overall)
Louis Benningfield (JM15-17) was graded 70.05% for the time 19:52 (2nd overall).
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 2,817 participants have completed 21,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 108,210 km, including 4,689 new Personal Bests. A total of 432 individuals have volunteered 3,647 times.

 

New Years Day – Start the year the right way!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosing a New Years Day 2019 parkrun. It's an opportunity for you to do the double with one of our neighbouring parkrun.
We will of course need volunteers to help out on the day so please let us know if you could help.

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