Despite the very warm weather a bumper crowd of 226 parkrun runners/joggers and walkers turned out at Milton Creek Country Park this morning. Numbers were swelled by a Beginners2Runners ‘meet and greet’ event, and who could missed them in their bright green T-shirts; which seemed to florescent in the rays of the sun.
July is also Sittingbourne parkrun championship month for The Sittingbourne Striders, who are battling it out to earn points on their league tables.
I was on marshalling duty this week and as soon as I got to my post Lily Coward from Invicta East Kent AC streaked past. She was not only the first to cross the line overall, she got a personal PB of 18.09 and broke the ladies record time at Sittingbourne parkrun. Well done Lily.
A great selection of photos from Saturday - you can see them all on our Flickr account.
There was a little bit of an issue with some of the results this week. It seems that the glare of the sun may have upset the scanners (the equipment not the people). There were two people who seemed to have the same finishing token! Not sure how that can happen? After some hard work by the result processors in the church hall, hopefully you have got the correct time, even if your position number has changed slightly. There are few things which you can do to aid the volunteers to send out the correct results. Try and remember your position number on the token which is handed to you, although spot checks are taken, it is useful to be able to find out where times and places may have gone out of sync.
Children under four, running with parents or a responsible adult, are unable to be registered for parkrun, so unfortunately are not able to receive a token and consequently a time. This also applies to children who are being pushed around in buggies. And, very importantly, the token which is handed to you when you’ve crossed the line isn’t just a nice ‘souvenir’, it should be scanned with your own barcode to enable you to be sent a time and then given back to be used again the next week.
Mistakes in the results are very rare, but remember the event is entirely run by volunteers who give up their time to enable parkrun to take place each week. If you are a whiz with ‘technical stuff’ the core team would be very grateful to train you up and have more volunteers on the books who can step in and help out, so that they themselves can have a well-earned rest or even run parkrun.
parkunner and volunteer Sheila Malloch
Sittingbourne parkrun Event number 123 14th July 2018
This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Lynne WHEELER • Roxanne ZARPAK • Chris ISHERWOOD • Karen SEYMOUR • Karen HOPKINS • Naomi RIDGEWELL • Sheila MALLOCH • Gavin MALLOCH • Brian WARREN • Dorothee BARKER • Paul RIDGEWELL • Sam MUMFORD • Oliver PRYER • Samantha HEWITT • Chloe RICHARDSON • Alison KEMP • Susannah ULYATT • Nick FREEMAN • Tom KNIGHT • Vanessa DOOLEY • Bernard DIDDAMS • Michael KEMP • Lauren GIBSON • Amanda CRAWFORD
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sittingbourne parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:59 on 8th July 2017 (event number 71).
The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).
Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 3,353 participants have completed 19,890 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,450 km, including 4,740 new Personal Bests.