The Beast from the East returned with sunshine, snow and a sharp wind as 297 runners endured Baltic conditions at Preston parkrun. We welcomed visitors from as far afield as Ipswich and it was pyjama madness as runners took part in the nationwide Pyjama parkrun to celebrate National Sleep In Day.
It was another harsh morning for the volunteers and once again they stood up to the test with a smile on their face. High viz heroes everyone of them!
Congratulations to Ben Cliff who ran his 150th parkrun!
Useless stat that goes nowhere: 177 people across the UK ran their 177th parkrun on Saturday. Nobody at Preston ran their 177th parkrun
Going for Gold
Good luck to Lisa Whiteside who heads off to the Gold Coast this week to represent England in the Commonwealth Games at the beginning of April. She got a final training run in on Saturday and was paced by Warren Crook.
Congratulations to everyone who got a PB in some challenging conditions on Saturday. Special mention to Catherine Lock who knocked nearly a minute off her PB and Cailin Magee who ran sub 25 minutes for the first time, courtesy of some professional pacing by Sean Sweeney
And don't forget...
And now for the stats...
Event number 289
17th March 2018
This week 297 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Louise GAVELL • Andree Maria HELM • Andrew John HELM • Kelly DAY • Caroline SIDERY • Howard SIDERY • Andrew John TRANTER • Elizabeth Helen TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Joe HOWARD • David MOSS • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Adam FIELDER • Alan David BLACKBURN • Alex PROFFITT • Adam CLARKE
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 8,129 participants have completed 62,770 parkruns covering a total distance of 313,850 km, including 12,314 new Personal Bests.