It was a lovely day for our 4th Birthday - can you believe it? Today we had 375 runners ,walkers and cake eaters.
There were 'year-end' medals (chocolate) for some amazing volunteers:-
Gold to Pam Hurd who has volunteered 42 times this year! Silver medal went to Rab Harley who has volunteered 38 times and Bronze went to Mark Morris who has volunteered 33 times this year.
Some younger members also were awarded medals : Oliver Hobdell was our most accurate pacer - two appearances as '30minutes' and he was only 1 second out each time!! George Rowedder (JM15-17) has volunteered 26 times this year and has reduced his pb from 20:01 to 17:50. Millie Northfield (JW 15-17) has volunteered 32 times this year and is a regular parkrun runner too.
Today our top three men were John Eves, Bedford&County AC in 16:12, David Craddock, Hoddesdon Tri Club in 17:53 and Paul Guy, Garden City Runners in 17:59. Top ladies were Linda Goodwin in 22:10, Hannah Frank , Garden City Runners in 22:18 and Sarah Aitchison in 25:52.
25 first timers came to Panshanger today and at the other extreme - Jackie Graham ran her 100th parkrun. Also running their 50th runs were Laurence Joseph Watson and Eddie George. Well done everyone, fast, slow, first and last!! Hope to see you all again.
Finally - big thanks to all our cake makers and today's volunteers: Caroline Bernard, Sarah Berry, Katie Campbell, Nick Cheal, Hannah Curry, Robert Elliott, Rab Harley, Kit Hillary, Pam Hurd, Kaherine Kennedy, Babs Kubis-Labiak, Jas Newington, Jackie O'Leary, Samantha Plummer, Adam Praverman, Alida Preis, Sam Rowe, Jo Taylor, Richard Maanenberg, Archie & MoWarrillow
Gary will be in charge next week