Event number 223 saw Santosh in charge, and he repeated a call we’ve all been making for the last few weeks - please consider volunteering once in a while. We’ve been left a bit short until the last minute recently, and it adds unnecessary stress to the day. And, as he said, volunteer 25 times and you get a lovely new purple shirt to wear. One of the next people we’ll see sporting such a lovely short is Derek, who did his 25th volunteering session this week. If you’re tempted to volunteer, check out the future roster here. If you’re not sure whether you’d enjoy the experience, have a chat with any of our regular volunteers and I’m sure they’ll put your mind at ease!
On the bench we had Daisy Sparks who completed her 10th run last week, Lani Charles ran her 100th run this week, and Manesh Kumar and Robyn Goodwin both completed their 50th runs. Congratulations to all.
We also celebrated Clare Hilton’s birthday (Clare couldn’t join the bench as she was busy marshalling) with plenty of cake after parkrun.
Arriving a little late for the briefing, but definitely worth a mention was our hen party, consisting of bride-to-be Anna, maid-of-honour Krisztina, and Erika, Rosetta, Maria and Brad (an honorary hen for the occasion). I’m guessing they were all part of the massive (35!) group of Unknowns we had this week, but you couldn’t miss them, all wearing matching tiaras…
Our big group of Unknowns (please remember your barcodes!) was surpassed by our group of first timers - 36, including 22 doing their first ever parkrun. Well done guys! At the other end of the spectrum we had Olov Hansen, who completed his 351st run this week. I’ve added this in as a warning to first timers that parkrun is a bit addictive! (I speak from experience, I'm on 242 runs...)
Our multi-tasking marshal Barbro took lots of photos which you can find here.
See you all next week, when Gary is in charge.
This week 359 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
David GOODENOUGH • Santosh RAI • Pringla AWALE RAI • Roderick HOFFMAN • Louise PRINCE • Michael HARPER • Michael CHARLES • Clare HILTON • Nathan SUTTON • Sheralyn EDWARDS • Anne COOPER • Conor DONOGHUE • Newa RAI • Hangma RAI • Bishnu DEWAN • Nilu DEWAN • Daisy LUND • Udesh DEWAN • Caroline PLUMMER • Phil H DAVIES • Eamonn FLYNN • Maria PAZ • Clara MARR • Dc MORRISON • Ken SILLERY • Alex REVENS • Garima RAI • Helena MISTRY • Martin DAOUD • Deborah FLYNN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Northala Fields parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Mohamed MOHAMED who recorded a time of 14:43 on 29th August 2015 (event number 63).
The female record is held by Stacey Lee Naomi WARD who recorded a time of 17:14 on 2nd April 2016 (event number 95).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mohamed ALI who recorded 93.11% (15:14) on 4th August 2018 (event number 217).
Northala Fields parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 5,905 participants have completed 46,349 parkruns covering a total distance of 231,745 km, including 8,050 new Personal Bests.