Boothferry Fitmums & Friends Volunteer Takeover
This morning’s parkrun saw 202 runners take on the route around Peter Pan Park.
There were no milestones this week but we did have 16 first timers and an amazing 40 runners achieved a personal best – well done to all of you!!
Boothferry Fitmums and Friends attended to make up the volunteer numbers along with the regular volunteers, which allowed David and Rob a well-deserved morning off. Rob took the opportunity to achieve a PB, while David added one more run to his incredible total of 224 (125 of which he's ran at Hull parkrun, 90 at Peter Pan and 9 at other parkurns including 1 in Poland !). David, along with Graham and Rob have also volunteered over 200 times each at Peter Pan.
I had my first stint as run director and to say I was nervous was an understatement! I felt like the proverbial swan, calm on the surface but legs going like the clappers underneath. I would have got away with the nerves too except I realised that the problem with standing on a step ladder to be heard is that everyone can see your knees knocking! It was great to see two Boothferry members, Audrey Ayer and Nicky Weightman, make their debut run today too.
Huge thanks, as always, to our volunteers, especially the regulars who volunteer each week to ensure we can all enjoy a run. Don’t forget anyone can volunteer to help, and any help would be appreciated to make the volunteer team complete. Details of up and coming runs and volunteer roles can be found on the website.
This week we had 18 volunteers, who were
Andy GOY • Bob COLLARD • Caroline TAYLOR • David J BELL • Graham COOK • Jackie LONG • Jasmine THOMPSON • John PAWSON • Judi COLE • Keith BALDRY • Lee FLETCHER • Linda DODSWORTH • Luke PRIMMER • Olivia BETTS • Rachel MILLER • Rob NEWTON • Samantha WISHART • Shirley GOY.
Congratulations to parkrun regulars, Katie and Matt Henry, on the birth of your baby daughter Freya Isabelle. Matt can regularly be seen running whilst pushing the buggy containing their first daughter, Megan.
We only had a few visitors this week including a couple a very long way from home as they hailed from Melbourne, Australia!. Rich Burton was here running with his Australian wife Samantha. It was great to see them in the crowd and to chat to them afterwards in the Peleton café. One of the comments made was that they were grateful for the lie in this morning, as when they do parkrun back home, they have to be up at 6am to get there for the 8am start!. Now that’s what I call dedication!!.We wish them a safe journey back home. Other visitors included Steve Fowler from Saltaire Striders and Erin Minton-Branfoot from Chelmsford AC. I hope they both enjoyed their maiden visit to Peter Pan, and look forward to seeing them again.
Hope to see you all again for Event Number 285 as we head into the Hull Marathon weekend.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Peter Pan parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:55 on 1st January 2017 (event number 198).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Ruth MORLEY who recorded 91.24% (21:53) on 20th February 2016 (event number 152).
Peter Pan parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 4,179 participants have completed 32,953 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,765 km, including 5,217 new Personal Bests.