by Nic Woollard
This week's report is brought to you via a little rhyme.
Watching us on our way was our amazing volunteers together with our Run Director, Peat ALLAN.
The cold and wet meant only a hardcore set of people crossed the red markers by the start line,
Kali BANDA & Sam COX ran, having just flown in from their holiday in the 30-degree heat of Thailand,
I'm sure that they wish they had checked the long-range weather forecast beforehand!
One stopwatch fell victim to the damp, which left the timing solely in the hands of Phil BLAKE,
With so many runners still to process, Phil could not afford to make a mistake.
With thirty-four parkrunners recording their new personal best.
As usual, we had our usual band of milestone T-shirts to award to those taking part,
Including, Wayne HOWORTH for finishing his 100th, and the 250th for a certain Ian HART.
50 red T-shirts will go out to Lorraine KELLETT, Philip GRAY, David MILLAR, Gisela HOPPE and Jack REED,
The latter finishing in 19:48; obviously with a sprint at full speed.
And hopefully you caught up with them and passed them as they played "The Chaser"
We even had a small band run in fancy festive dress as Xmas Trees, Presents and a Snowman.
Although, with all the puddles on the course, I was half expecting to find a Frogman!
Your RDs for this Saturday's parkrun will be the marvellous Malcolm & Jill WHITE.
Then, we have our annual parkrun bonanza on Christmas Day,
When Santa's presents of new running gear and trainers will be on display.
This week 479 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 55 volunteers:
Gareth JONES • Rob KELLY • Roy S MCLOUGHLIN • Marc HOLMES • Mike MILLS • Luis Adrian ROSAS WIEDFELDT • Peat ALLAN • Eddie BULPITT • Peter LEWIS • Lynne ALLAN • Angus ALLAN • David SINGERMAN • Mary NIXON • Sue WILSON • Marion HEDLEY LEWIS • Nic WOOLLARD • Daniel GOLDSTRAW • Mark CRAGG • Ian HART • Jeremy John HOLLINSHEAD • Peter ROE • Paul TONGS • Kim BATTEN • Rob HEATHER • Ian HOWARD • Kali BANDA • Jane ROBERTSON • Zillah LEACH • Debbie LLOYD • Phoebe SHELLY • Jayanti SHAH • Julian RATHKE • Samuel RICHARDS • Barbara COGMAN • Phil BLAKE • David CAPPS • Julian WALLER • Elaine JEFFERY • Emily BROCKEN • Catherine COOPER • William LAWLESS • Frazer BAILEY • Philip GRAY • Michael CARTER • Alexander JOHNSTON • Jake MASTERSON • Alison FARMER • Melodie WALTER • Stuart FOSTER • Glen BARHAM • Sarah BURNS • Michael HARTLEY • Hannah HARTLEY • Marie MASTERSON • Milz DECHNIK
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
Southampton parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lorna RUSSELL who recorded a time of 16:40 on 18th May 2013 (event number 46).
The male record is held by Mahamed MAHAMED who recorded a time of 14:56 on 17th September 2016 (event number 221) and by Unknown ATHLETE who also recorded a time of 14:56 on 8th September 2018 (event number 323).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.55% (18:09) on 11th August 2018 (event number 319).
Southampton parkrun started on 7th July 2012. Since then 20,329 participants have completed 196,943 parkruns covering a total distance of 984,715 km, including 34,151 new Personal Bests.