Whilst it might have been another wet and rather cold Saturday as winter appears to hang around for another week, that wasn't enough to deter 135 intrepid parkrunners this morning. Our numbers were boosted by a handful of first time runners along with a number of people down in Devon for the Easter break. Last weeks appeal for volunteers seemed to have done the trick, and in true parkrun community spirit, we had a full roster by midweek with some new faces among our team of 14 volunteers helping out this morning.
This morning we were joined by Anne-Marie one of our Race Directors who has recently moved away from Devon, but has been a stalwart at our parkrun since the early days of 2014 when the event was established. Since starting parkrun, she has clocked up 110 parkruns, 95 of which have been completed at parke and in that time has taken on volunteer roles an impressive 59 times! And true to form Anne-Marie volunteered again this morning before setting off on the run.
This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Michele SANDHU • John Frederick MITCHELL • Sally MITCHELL • Angela EVANS • Mary WYLIE • Alison HYDON • Anne-Marie BAKER • Ken DYER • Mary CORNISH • Rosa TIBBETTS • Zilpah WALTON • John CORNISH • Gavin FORBES • Victoria FORBES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Parke parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 16:50 on 1st August 2015 (event number 70).
The female record is held by Vikki THOMPSON who recorded a time of 20:08 on 29th October 2016 (event number 135).
The Age Grade course record is held by Xavier BLY who recorded 84.68% (22:05) on 24th October 2015 (event number 82).
Parke parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 5,125 participants have completed 25,248 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,240 km, including 4,572 new Personal Bests.