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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-
1st Shane Sadler (unattached) 18:15. 2nd Niall Jackson (unattached) 18:38. 3rd Louis Benningfield (March AC) 20:18.
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.