Every parkrunday is different, some just happen to be more different to others and today was one of those days. For several weeks Lynsey had been selling the core team's dignity in the interest of raising money for charity to support her London Marathon place. Thanks to a last minute flurry of donations the entire team was forced to bear the humiliation of waddling around the course in full inflatable duck regalia. Big thanks to Ruth who once again stood in as Run Director during the run to allow the whole team to paddle about.
That's enough duck nonsense, lets never mention it again...
After last weeks weather enforced cancellation we were unsure how many would brave Pomphrey this week and whether the additional weeks thinking time would find some New Years Resolutions already falling by the wayside. We needn't have worried as this week 368 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers. Thank you to:
Steven BURGE • Ruth JOHNSTONE • Wesley BURGE • Ian MUSSELL • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Colin JOHNSTONE • Andrew KING • Rose BURCHILL • Sian HARRIS • Caroline MILKINS • Stephen JENKINS • Emily JONES • Sue SUTTON • Gill WHITEHEAD • David SUTTON • Janette HALTON • Tom PERRY • Jane GREY • Donna WILLIAMS • Emma-Jayne WILLIAMS • Helen DAVIS
Tom Perry completed the volunteer component of the Duke of Edinburgh award. Thanks and good luck for the rest of the award Tom.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pomphrey Hill parkrun Results Page.
South Gloucestershire Councils ‘SportsPound’ initiative are promoting numerous ‘Couch to 5K’courses aiming to graduate people at parkrun in 2018.
Realising some people can only make it on the weekend they have two nine week courses starting on Saturday’s located near parkrun sites. The courses are aimed at people new to running and not exercising on a regular basis. The first is actually at Pomphrey Hill and starts on the 20th January at 10:30am. The other is at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex and will graduate at Chipping Sodbury parkrun. It also starts on the 20th January but a little earlier at 9am.
So if you are currently walking your parkrun but would like to build up to running it continuously or know a friend or relative that you think this applies to, why not sign up for this inclusive and friendly course. Just search ‘SportsPound Couch to parkrun’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk/ or go to www.southglos.gov.uk/sportspound to get your FREE ticket.
See you next parkrunday, quack
Ian - RD 13th Jan
Pomphrey Hill parkrun Event number 205
13th January 2018
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 7,064 participants have completed 43,886 parkruns covering a total distance of 219,430 km, including 8,694 new Personal Bests.