Run Report #112
The 112th staging of Seaton parkrun saw a new record turnout of 284 runners complete the seafront course. Nine people chose the final run of 2018 to run their first ever parkrun. Well done to them and welcome to the wonderful world of parkrun!
A massive 82 parkrunners were new to Seaton, with the holiday season swelling the numbers, with visitors from London, Essex, Oxfordshire and God's own county of Yorkshire. And 47 runners benefitted from the mild weather conditions to record new personal bests. Congratulations to them.
This was the first time I have run at Seaton, the 201st different parkrun course I have completed. It offered stunning views both westwards and eastwards and I can state that it is the first time I have run along a beach of any kind! It certainly made for an interesting few hundred
metres every now and then. Everything went like clockwork due to the enthusiastic volunteers.
The first three men across the line were Simon Dimmock in 17:59, a new PB; Colin Davies in 18:32, also a PB; and Adam Hennessy in 18:38.
The first three women to finish were Anita Mellodew in 21:00
followed by first-timer, Victoria Plummer in 21:09 with
Eleanor Wood third in 21:31 which equates to a simply magnificent 90.16 % age grade. This places her second on the all-time list for Seaton parkrun and only the second occasion on which the 90% barrier has been broken. Phenomenal running.
So 2018 ends on a high for Seaton parkrun, and we wish you all the best for a successful 2019 and beyond.
John Broom A13846
Dawn Broom A13845
Thank you John and Dawn for this lovely run report and choosing Seaton parkrun for your last parkrun of 2018.
Photos from our resident snapper, Diana. Thank you for all the pictures throughout the year.
Remember we are not holding a New Year's Day parkrun in Seaton so enjoy your lie in or parkrun tourism and we look forward to seeing you in 2019. Happy New Year!