It was cold but sunny for the 512 finishers. This is the fourth highest attendance ever and comes after the record 564 last week with people putting their new year’s resolutions into effect!
There were 26 first timers and 55 parkrun tourists making their first appearance at Richmond Park. There were 62 PBs including most notably Sean MUNGOVAN VM60-64 in his 238th run finishing in 23:13 and an age related percentage of 70.28%. His PB comes after a PB of 23:47 last week when he broke his PB of 23:50 set in June 2013.
22 of the runners have completed over 250 parkruns with Franz Werndle VM65-69 on his 456th run!!
Important milestones were reached by David ELLIOTT VM35-39 and Sonia KOHOL VW45-49 who both completed their 100th and earned their coveted black running top. Danielle DASGUPTA SW30-34, Austen LEITCH JM15-17 and Martin FITZSIMONS SM30-34 have now all got through the 50 run barrier and gained their red running tops.
St Mary’s Kate BROWN SW25-29 was first woman home in a PB of 18:50; in second on 20:20 was Ranelagh’s Adrienne BADDELEY VW35-39 in 20:45 and third was St Mary’s Libby BROWN SW18-19 in 22:05.
First over the line was “Unknown”. St Mary’s Richmond AC’s Connor PATTERSON SM20-24 was first known man home in 17:40 (73.88%) with St Mary’s College’s Thomas ZIEGEL SM18-19 in second in 18:16 with Tom BRADLEY SM18-19 from Ranelagh six seconds further back
Patricia AINLEY VW65-69, who finished in 26:08 had the highest age related percentage of 79.97%. Just behind her was Margie MARSHALL VW60-64 on 78.84%. Third was the leading woman, Kate BROWN SW25-29 with an age weighted 78.58% The best man was John SANDHU VM45-49 who came sixth overall in 18:43 and an age related 78.18%.
…and a big thank you to our volunteers without whom this event could not take place: :Yusuf ALI, Susy BEAN, Graham BROOK, Max BURROWS, Angela CATTO, Greig CATTO, Francesca CREASY, Jazz DALE, Phil DAVIES, Jasmine GILLMORE, Richard GODDARD-JONES, Elisabeth GORES, Edward HAWKINS, Mark HOLLIS, Andreas HOLLIS, Seren JONES, Serge LOURIE, George RUTLEY, Faye SHAW, Steve THOMAS
…and FINALLY. Between us, we have run 690,380km in Richmond parkrun and each run has had an average of just over 254 participants.
Happy running to all
Serge Lourie VM70-74