We always appreciate the time and the efforts put into this parkrun by our Hi-Viz Heroes and didn't they do well yet again on Saturday.
Our thanks go to Anita WRIGHT • Tom KAVANAGH • Karen DYER • Neil EVANS • Ruth JOHNSTONE • Thelma GARNER • George BLANCHARD • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Vic GARNER • Ella BURCHILL • Rosalind MCWILLIAMS • Yvonne LOGAN • Matthew HICKERY • Jake GARDINER • Wendy GARDINER • Philip RILEY • Trudy REED • Julie DYER • Michelle LLOYD • Anna TINLEY • Helen DAVIS • Martyn POOLE • Barbara SULLIVAN
This week a special mention must go to the Run Director of the day Jake Gardiner, who boldly stood where not many teenagers would, megaphone in hand, to deliver the Run Brief to 235 folks in the start funnel. Judging by the great "Up Pomphrey!" response from all you lovely Pomps I think you'll agree he did a great job! Jake had arrived bright and early to set up the course, to check that the other volunteers were sorted in their respective roles and generally keep an eye on things during the course of the morning.
Joining the 50th Milestone Club was Jo Ball who very kindly kept up the tradition of sharing lots of cake with us all to celebrate. Well Done Jo! And thanks for the cakes!
Tracey Paling has completed 7 parkruns in total, 5 of these have been at Pomphrey Hill. This doesn't seem like much to some, however Tracey is a runner with a visual impairment who seems to quite like the challenge of our Mr Hill and who was accompanied in turn on Saturday by two VI running guides Katy Pullin and Alivia Harvey - and didn't they all do well!
We welcomed a familiar-looking band of orange-clad Sports Pound participants who came to run their 'Graduation 5K' with us. You all did fantastically well and I hope you enjoyed plenty of support from lots of our regulars, and that you will come back to run Up Pomphrey! very soon, together with all the other first timers. Congratulations to you all for completing our parkrun!
I love reading the comments in our Visitors Book (regular runners are allowed to write in it too, you know...). On Saturday we had 6 visitors so welcome to Lisa Cleary; Emma Fox (Leicester Victoria); Rachel Hamilton (Cassiobury Park); Simon Lusby (Southwark parkrun); Brian Billington (from Newbury) and Stephen Golding (all the way from Chipping Sodbury). Brian wrote in our book: "Love that Hill! but 3 times Hurts" - but you did very well to finish in 22:56 Brian!! And Lisa, it was lovely to meet you and thanks for your kind comment in our book too: "Lovely course - fast - despite the hill!! Great friendly support. Thanks everyone - will be back. Lisa from Barry Island (p.s. our hill is only half the size of your hill!)"
And last but most definitely not least a great big "Didn't They do Well!" to the 31 runners, joggers and walkers who managed to achieve a pb on Saturday. Less fortunate were the 11 'unknowns' who didn't have their barcode, but better luck next time - just don't forget your barcode #DFYB!!
Chipping Sodbury is cancelled this coming Saturday 21st July. Some other alternative parkruns nearby are at Eastville, Thornbury, Ashton Court, Bath Skyline, and plenty more to be found not too much further away.
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Until next time
Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 228
14th July 2018
This event was made possible by 24 volunteers. This week 235 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pomphrey Hill parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Nicola BROOKLAND who recorded a time of 18:17 on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).
The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).
Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 7,827 participants have completed 50,516 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,580 km, including 9,780 new Personal Bests.
Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 7,828 participants have completed 50,516 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,580 km, including 9,780 new Personal Bests.