When Emma and I turned up at the park at around 7:45 to set the course up it was a bit chilly and the grass damp giving us a reminder that Autumn is on its way however it was not long before the sun came out and warmed us all up and long before the end of the run one of our marshals was festooned with discarded clothing as runners needed to shed a layer.
This week was one of a number of major milestones with three people all March regulars reaching the 100 parkrun milestone, Bill Swalding (all at March), Graham Pearce (98 at March) and Liam Lambert (90 at March) reached that milestone and two others reached their 50 parkrun milestone Victoria May and Ray Funnell. Victoria celebrated with a personal best. On the volunteering front Michelle Fovargue is now eligible for her volunteer t-shirt having volunteered 25 times – thanks for helping Michelle.
This week we had a few visitors from the nearby Three Counties Running club and these included Victoria celebrating 50 parkruns and parkrun stalwart Colin Apps who was instrumental in setting up the Junior parkrun in Wisbech, Colin has now completed 249 parkruns.
First home today was young Louis Beningfield closely followed by his fellow March AC runner Dan Barber who stayed as close as he could to Louis and as a result Dan ended up ringing the PB bell, well done Dan. Third home was regular volunteer Paul Gibson. First Lady home was Karen Patterson, second lady was Agata Chelchowska and third Katie Leach.
This week 144 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Stephen COWELL • Gaelle BRYANT • Amy RUDD • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Gayna OROURKE • Emma UDEN • Lin SUTTON • Nicola FUNNELL • Nicola EATON • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Graeme DEDMAN • Chris UDEN • Kay DEDMAN • Carole DAVIS • Emma FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Emma COLE • Marcus RETCHLESS • Vanessa MURRAY • Helen SEIMS • Rowan MURRAY • Cate EWAN
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 2,770 participants have completed 20,875 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,375 km, including 4,533 new Personal Bests.