Run report #85
On Saturday, Seaton’s 85th parkrun, was bright and sunny but also brought a welcome gentle breeze to temper the heat.
One of our visitors, Neil Gunn has kindly provided a Run Report...
"As we were on holiday in neighbouring Dorset we checked the 'nearest parkrun' website and found that it was Seaton with its unique selling point of 'the pebbles' so that became our plan for the day for two tourists from Macclesfield Harriers (where we are used to mud and hills not pebbles and promenade). The weather was stunning as we parked up and walked along the seafront and saw the hi-viz heroes gathering. After a good chat with the Run Director the 162 runners gathered for the briefing on 'the pebbles'.
At 9.00am the familiar words “three, two, one, go” were heard and off we went. The course lived up to expectations with great views and very friendly volunteers (27 of them!) and at the end we both said how much we had enjoyed it along with the other 160 runners. We waited at the finish and cheered in all the runners and we enjoyed seeing the tail walker suitably attired with a tail. After the run it was time to head over to Pebbles for coffee and time for 'parkrun chat' ...great post run venue.
There were 35 first timers today, 19 people got PBs (well done) and 23 clubs took part. Women dominated the age graded results - Gail Audhali of Kenilworth 79.91%, Jane Hemsworth of Sidmouth 74.33% and Seaton local Janet Cullum 73.29%.
First women home were Emma Rathbone, Lucie Ahl and Gail Audhali.
Third man home was local runner Matt Hewer. Unfortunately the first two men to finish had no barcodes so we do not know their names or their home parkruns.
We enjoyed our first run at Seaton and when we return for more holidays we will be back...thank you Seaton ...great job."
Well done to all parkrun participants for coping with the heat.
Also a big well done to Paula Youens, a regular Seaton volunteer, who won a prize for her vintage get up at the fabulous Velo Vintage in Seaton today. Those of us who saw the parade of vintage bicycles and their suitably clad riders as they cruised slowly past the seafront were very impressed.