We were lucky today to have a dryish period of weather between hours of torrential rain. During that time 407 athletes completed another wonderful parkrun. As I was lapped by the first finishers today, I knew it was going to be a fast run, and indeed Ian Leitch finished in 15:33, and a new PB. Similarly, Rhian Male was the first female finisher in a new PB time of 19:44. Well done all 50 athletes achieving PBs today.
Paddy Baker and Charlie Walker-Saunders completed their 50th runs today, so well done to them on achieving this milestone.
We had the second outing for the snaky funnel today, and I think all will agree that it is working well, especially when we have large numbers. You may have received a result with a totally different position from that recorded on your finish tag. Unfortunately we missed out giving tokens between 200 and 400, so when compiling the results we had to adjust the finishing positions accordingly. You can rest assured that although your position may have changed, your time didn't.
In order to be confident that our results are correct, you will notice that we often manually record the name and position of every 10th or so athlete. This is so we can cross-check afterwards against the timed results. BUT if someone does record your time manually, you STILL need to get your tag scanned for the official results. And then hand back the token, as we need it for the following week.
Remember, that there are often new photos on our Flickr stream here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2224222@N22/ and indeed some very recent ones.
This week 407 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Sue DIBB • Anton PRUDEN • Adam KIPLING • Anne MINERS • John JAAP • Sarah KILMARTIN • David HOY • David ROBINSON • Alexandra WITT • Nicky YEATES • John MOUNTNEY • Mark KENBER • Ros COOK • Rob BARTLETT • Mark DEWDNEY • Louise HOTCHKISS • Vincent PELLING • Eve ELEY • Stephen PAYNE • Abigail BURDEN • Paige RICHARDSON • Elise HARDMAN • Posy GREANY • Hugh GOSNEY • Reuben JOHNSTON • Alfie WATSON-THOMAS • Boden SIMPSON • Ava AXTELL • Ruben COOK
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston Park parkrun, Brighton Results Page.
The male record is held by Finn MCNALLY who recorded a time of 14:47 on 28th November 2015 (event number 133).
The female record is held by Emma DIXON who recorded a time of 17:37 on 9th July 2016 (event number 166).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chris NAYLOR who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 18th November 2017 (event number 234).
Preston Park parkrun, Brighton started on 20th April 2013. Since then 9,855 participants have completed 76,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 381,760 km, including 13,111 new Personal Bests.