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 email@example.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.