It was a great turnout for event 271 at Preston parkrun as a whopping 349 of us took part. We were bolstered by the graduation of the Red Rose Runners who completed their couch to 5k program. A big well done to everyone who ran their first 5k on Saturday and everyone else who enjoyed another run around our lovely park. The park looked lovely in its autumn colours and morning fog and it was great to welcome visitors from Australia, Birkenhead and Altrincham.
We say it every week, but it's really important. prarkrun wouldn't run without volunteers and the volunteers we get at Preston are amazing. Well done to all that volunteered on Saturday, you're the best!!!
Duke of Edinburgh
We're a great supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at Preston parkrun. We have candidates who do their physical awards like Charlie and Jenna and also candidates who get to complete the volunteering part of the scheme like Joel and Eleanor (and previously Jenna). It's great to see these youngsters developing their skills. Charlie even got a new PB this weekend, well done Charlie!!
A reminder that Jeanette is organising a food bank collection at Preston parkrun for Saturday 2nd December.
50 - Hemant Sonwalkar
100 - Stuart Horrocks
And don't forget...
And now for the stats...
Event number 271
11th November 2017
This week 348 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Ashraf M KAZEE • John Benedict ALLEN • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Philip DAVIDSON • Andree Maria HELM • Kelly DAY • Sean SWEENEY • Dawn MCLEAN • Janette Clair COVELL • Andrew John TRANTER • Helen ORSON • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • Stephen ROBERTSON • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Cath MILLS • Jennifer BRADLEY • Kate CLIPSTON • Amanda BERRY • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Samantha EDWARDS • Joel HIGHAM • Eleanor WARD • Lisa BARON • Victoria TURNER • Alex PROFFITT • Amanda CUTLER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Robert DANSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 26th August 2017 (event number 261).
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 7,596 participants have completed 57,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 285,410 km, including 11,525 new Personal Bests.