Well done to all our runners on Saturday, it was a very hot morning and you were all amazing!
This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
All the volunteers were amazed at what a speedy parkrun it was this week. You must have all had 2 Weetabix for breakfast as the Tail Walker crossed the finish line with at time of 45:25 and we were in the Café sorting finish tokens, processing results and drinking our lattes just after 10am.
We had some amazing young athletes running with us this week and keeping their parents on their toes. I was lucky to meet a few of them and their inspiring parents after they had finished!
Alex Hughes was 4th to finish this week’s event with his Dad hot on his heels. Alex achieved a new PB of 18:27 Both Alex and his Dad, Nick, are members of the Chiltern Harriers.
Ross Geary was also being chased by his Dad and achieved a time of 25:10. Ross and his Dad, Simon, are members of the Gade Valley Harriers and were were telling me about the club fancy dress run they were taking part in during Saturday afternoon. They were both going to be running dressed as ‘The Flash’.
George Jordan was joined by his Mum and Dad, Jo and Mike who were visiting us from Ashton Court parkrun. George was the 228th parkrunner across the finish line and he achieved an amazing time of 29:56.
Just a further reminder to all those running with a dog. The course is completely on tarmac (other than the finish funnel) which can become very hot under paw and combined with the hot, humid weather we are experiencing we ask you to assess the situation and your pet’s capabilities before running with them. Please ensure you bring water for them especially if they are taking part in the parkrun.
We would also like to remind all parkrunners and spectators to bring water with them if not for during the event, definitely for afterwards. If you forget to bring any water the Café in the Park does offer free drinking water and they kindly ask for donations towards their chosen charity - Water Aid. ALL of the drinking water donations are given to Water Aid so please remember to give generously if using this facility.
This week’s event was made possible by 24 amazing volunteers:
Karen SPROD • Alison SMITH • Jackie HALL • Malcolm HALL • Sarah OCKENDON • John NORRIS • Bernie CONWAY • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Lucy PARKS • Anne O CONNOR • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Felicity ADI • Philip HAY • Paula ALLIBONE • Nicola ANSTISS • Jeremy PALEY • Jamie CAIRN • Judith ALDRIDGE • Suziey WALKER • Georgina GARNER • Anthony STREETER
We are still in need of volunteers for next Saturday’s parkrun as well as for the rest of the events in July and August: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/futureroster/
Please check your diaries and step forward to volunteer by emailing us with your barcode number at: email@example.com
Help us keep Rickmansworth parkrun running.
Saturday’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Thomas BEEDELL who recorded a time of 15:57 on 4th November 2017 (event number 35).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 23rd June 2018 (event number 68).
Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 4,994 participants have completed 23,048 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,240 km, including 5,810 new Personal Bests.