This week's Run Report comes from our Justin again....
Not long now until they walk down the aisle. A marriage made in heaven. The world will be watching. Not everyone can attend the event itself, of course, but you’ll always get the next best seats. The romance of parkrun at March in the, for one week only, The Royal 0.8 of a Mile. How the weather accommodated us and made perfect conditions for some serious running and for those few that dressed suitably for the occasion, well done and thank you for lifting the event. 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 to our latest 5 to reach the 50 club, Jacqueline Shailes, Angela Anderson, James Arran (whom finished 50th), Ian Scott and Louis Benningfield, congratulations from the March parkrun team. Today, we ran our summer course, which apart from the long grass, is in excellent condition for pb’s. 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 email@example.com.
Thanks to this week's volunteers
Agnese JOSTA • Al DUNCAN • Andrew BRAND • Annabelle BRAND • Caralyn Naomi MACFARLANE • Carole DAVIS • Darren MACFARLANE • Gaelle BRYANT • Georgina JACKMAN • Helen SEIMS • James LEE • Justin ELVIDGE • Lily BRAND • Lin SUTTON • Maddie GIBSON • Nicola FUNNELL • Paul GIBSON • Raymond FEW • Samantha WOOL • Stephen COWELL • Sydney DAVIS • Teilo PEARCE • Tracey DICKERSON • Victor JEEVES
For those of you who get their geek on over stats, here they are :-
1st Daniel Watts (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) 16:25. 2nd Grant Chapman (Royston Runners) 17:56. 3rd Justin Elvidge (March AC) 19:51.
1st Elaine Smith (Ely Runners) 21:56. 2nd Megan Ayling (March AC) 23:15. 3rd Sarah Starr (March AC) 23:54.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Daniel Watts (SM30-34) 78.98% for the time 16:25.
Grant Chapman (VM40-44) 77.23% for the time 17:56.
Elaine Smith (VW50-54) 76.74% for the time 21:56.This week there were 196 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests thanks to our pacers. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 2,478 different runners, including participants from 192 athletics clubs, have completed 17,441 runs covering a total distance of 87,205km, and there have been 3,898 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).
See you all next weekend.
Peace out, one love.