Firstly, a huge thank you goes to all 21 volunteers who made this event possible, particularly as we are short over the summer period.
This week, we saw 21 first timers, including a number of tourists as the holiday season continues. I’m sure regular parkrunners check out where their local parkrun is when they are travelling on their summer holidays or to visit family and friends, hence the reason why we see so many tourists each week! Today we had some local ‘tourists’ from Barking, Harrow Lodge, Hackney Marshes; and other tourists from further afield including Northala Fields, Northolt; and Norwich.
Conditions were good and we saw a good number of PBs, 32 in total. A few names to mention this week: Beverley Watson-Turner and Eric Manu both who have completed 4 parkruns, all at Raphael Park and now have 3 consecutive PBs in as many weeks. Also, Dawn Matthews gets a mention this week again for yet another PB – that’s 5 over the past five weeks, improving her time by over 4 minutes in that period. Well done to all of you with PBs today, especially Beverley, Eric and Dawn.
Martin Thyng joined the 50 club today, having completed all 50 of his runs at Raphael Park. He has 11 PBs to his name and has improved his time by almost 5 minutes since his first parkrun.
Carl PARTIS (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:25 - 17th time in 22 appearances.
Gary BECKLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:02.
Chris GOLDSMITH (SM30-34) of The Salvation Army, was third over the line in 19:15 - was first to finish once before.
Morgan CAMPBELL (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:24 - 11th time in 14 appearances.
Inga HAYDEN-COOPER (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (33rd overall) over the line in 23:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Marcelle WILLIAMS (VW55-59) of Havering '90 Joggers, was third (40th overall) over the line in 24:08.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Carl PARTIS (VM45-49) – 83.35% for the time 17:25 (first overall).
Marcelle WILLIAMS (VW55-59) – 78.18% for the time 24:08 (40th overall).
Morgan CAMPBELL (SW25-29) – 76.29% for the time 19:24 (5th overall).
Did you know?
With the three age category records broken last week (check out last week’s run report for details), I thought I would check out our longest standing male and female age category records. Here it is:
Male: VM65-69 – John Quaintance from our second event held back on 9 May 2015 with a time of 20:40
Female:.VM75-59 – Pam Jones at our 16th event on 22 August 2015 with a time of 29:30.