As the long hot summer continued, 166 runners, joggers and walkers slopped on the sunscreen, slapped on hats and congregated for another parkrun. A free Pilates in the Park warm up was provided beforehand by Michelle Bird from Bodymode; perhaps assisting with the 24 new PB's achieved this morning.
We welcomed ten first timers today, including visitors from Hockley Woods in Essex, and celebrated no fewer than five 50 milestones, for Sean Stacey, Gary Davis, Carole Davis, Mary Bettles, and my own husband Chris Uden. Congratulations to all of them! Not officially recognised, but a milestone nonetheless, congratulations to Pat Norris, a stalwart of the volunteers, on her 75th volunteer role today. parkrun couldn’t continue without its volunteers, so if you are a regular runner, why not consider volunteering every once in a while too?
First to finish was Louis from March AC, equalling his PB of 19.28, while first lady home was Sarah Starr, also of March AC, with a new PB of 22.28. Well done to both, and also to everyone else who completed the course this morning.
This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Stuart ATLING • Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Gaelle BRYANT • Paul BRYANT • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Fay SCRIVENER • Emma UDEN • Georgina JACKMAN • Patricia NORRIS • Sally MILLS • Lin SUTTON • Nicola FUNNELL • Joanne ANDERSON • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Carole DAVIS • Andrew FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Maddie GIBSON • Chris MURRAY • 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 2,591 participants have completed 18,850 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,250 km, including 4,162 new Personal Bests.