We returned to the summer course this week. Looking back at my Strava reveals this is almost a month later than last years return to the summer course - proof of what a grim winter it has been?
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
Of those 19 first timers here, 13 were completing their very first parkrun - well done and we hope you return soon and often. One of those 13 provided this week's male first finisher, Richard Robinson and we also had a new name as female first finisher ... Madeleine Armstrong, on her 2nd visit to Reigate Priory. Best age-graded performance was by the most experienced parkrunner in the field, Declan Flynn, this being his 390th parkrun. Well done to all 3 of you.
We congratulated Reigate regular David Tilling on his 100th parkrun (98 at Reigate). David has been very consistent, having reached 100 parkruns just 2 and a half years after his debut.
We are always glad to welcome visitors to Reigate. Unusually we had none from our near-neighbour parkruns today (or none admitting to such desertion of their homes, anyway). But we did have a visitor from Wormwood Scrubs parkrun (which turns out not to be one of the recently launched prison parkruns but in the park next door to the prison). And we had 2 visitors from far-flung international locations: Melbourne Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Good luck to Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun in Kuala Lumpur which is due to start next week as Malaysia's first parkrun.
Thank-you to the 19 volunteers who made the event possible:
Paul CHANDLER • Jean SEIVEWRIGHT • Paul DALEY • Gill MCMASTER • Andrew BAMFORD • Bruce MASCALL • Gareth HODGSON • David NEUMANN • Barbara MCLAUGHLAN • Naveed AHMED • Hilary BAXTER • Julia HASSARD • Kate HOLAH • Ian ADLAM • Francesca PAYTEN • Alex HEFFER • Nicholas R LEWIS • Kurian VITHAYATHIL • Caroline ACHESON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Reigate Priory parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Laura GENT who recorded a time of 18:19 on 27th August 2016 (event number 128).
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded 85.49% (15:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).
Reigate Priory parkrun started on 22nd March 2014. Since then 6,884 participants have completed 40,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,765 km, including 7,946 new Personal Bests.
There are some more pictures here