We're cancelled next week (Saturday 22nd July) owing to the Lancashire Festival in the park.
311 parkrunners took part in event 257 and we were spared from the forecasted showers.
We had visitors from Milton Keynes
Ramona wears the cheeky santa dash shorts in honour of Ben Ashworth whose service was at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday night.
We had a great team of volunteers as usual who supported the event. Howard was flying solo for the first time as run director and did a great job. parkrun is a free event which is organised and run by the people who take part. By volunteering instead of running once in a while, we can share the support required. It's also good fun, rewarding and sociable :-). Please visit the volunteer roster, pick a weekend where you'd like to volunteer instead of running and email the team at email@example.com. Thanks.
This week's high viz heroes were ......
Ashraf M KAZEE • Colin DAVIES • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Steve MYERSCOUGH • Tina Jane CARR • Caroline SIDERY • Howard SIDERY • Andrew John TRANTER • Elizabeth Helen TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Ian FLINTOFF • Garry LI • Ben CLIFF • Chris GREGORY • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Anne GOTT • Calum LEITH
Happy birthday to run correspondent Chris, our faithful news hound, one of his last few parkruns at Preston before emigrating to Oz.
Well done to Megan Atkinson and Thomas Parker who both ran their 10th parkrun on Saturday!
We had a mid-month pacer on Saturday as Colin was preparing for a race and wanted to pace at 30 mins in preparation.
And don't forget...
And now for the stats...
Event number 257
15th July 2017
This week 311 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 45 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 Preston parkrun Results Page.
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:57 - 13th time in 145 appearances.
Luigi LEROSE (VM40-44) of SROC Red Rose Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 18:42.
Dominic MOON (SM25-29) of Preston Harriers, was third over the line in 18:53.
Katie MATHISON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was first (46th overall) over the line in 22:19 - second time in 19 appearances.
Kate HARRISON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (47th overall) over the line in 22:21 - was first to finish once before.
Sue DUCKWORTH (VW50-54) of Darwen Dashers RC, was third (74th overall) over the line in 23:58.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 79.02% for the time 17:57 (first overall).
Dave NUTTALL (VM50-54) – 76.37% for the time 19:28 (7th overall).
Alan LITTLER (VM70-74) – 75.49% for the time 24:41 (93rd overall).
The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).
Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 7,106 participants have completed 52,656 parkruns covering a total distance of 263,280 km, including 10,802 new Personal Bests.