This week was Claire Emmerson's 50th run
So round the course her friends had lots of fun:
With pretty chalk produced
"Mind the Bollards!", "Turbo boost",
It was fab and took our minds off that hot sun!
Hello and welcome to this week's run report!
Another glorious day of sun welcomed 331 runners (including 19 first timers and 14 firsts-at-Stevenagers) to Stevenage Parkrun for another of our popular pacer events resulting in an amazing 52 PBs! A big thank you goes to our pacers for enabling these: Kris Westcott, Kris Whitmore, John Stott, Vicky Berry, Danielle Lewis, David Morley, Nick Gill and Christopher Boar.
King of the PBs this week were Jenny Curtis (4 PBs in a row), Kerry Ferguson (4), Eva Ramsey (4), Kevyn Hopkins (3), Sandra Richardson (3), William Morley (3), Chris Mann (3), Teni Olasupo (3) and Marie Colucci (3) – well done!
In addition to notching up a 3rd PB in a row, junior runner William Morley & Finlay Morley also notched up their first milestone (10); congratulations go to him and to Claire Emmerson, Ruan Mare & Jennie Mare on their 50th milestone parkrun. You should all receive an email soon on how to claim your commemorative t-shirts.
Our top threes and fastest runners this week were:
Gents: Jon Williams (17:59 - PB), Simon Poole (18:58), Matthew Jackson (19:01), highest age grade: Charles Arnold (74.79%)
Ladies: Bluebell Cooke (20:00 – also highest age grade 77.50% - PB), Charlotte Gibson (21:57 - PB), Marie Colucci (21:59 - PB)
Junior men: William Morley (20:57 - PB), Isaac Whitten (21:03 – also highest age grade 70.63%), Gabriel Oldham (22:34)
Junior ladies: Bluebell Cooke (20:00 – our fastest female, highest age grade (see above) and also a PB – wow!), Amélie Hobbs (25:42), Charlotte Oakley Deville (26:36 – first parkrun)
The event was made possible by 27 hi-vis-tastic volunteers:
Vicky BERRY • Phil DEAVES • Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Anne MILLER • Jackie HOLLYWELL • Kris WESTCOTT • John STOTT • Gordon COWAN • Kris WHITMORE • Suzanne TYDEMAN • Esperanza CASTRO • Nicola HATHERLY • Oliver KENNEDY • Richard HENRY • Nick GILL • Tony RANDFIELD • Danielle LEWIS • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Matthew PATTMAN • Christopher BOAR • Nathan HADFIELD • Rosemary BIGGS • Richard HAMILTON • James ASTLEY • Alan FORD • David MORLEY
Thank you to all who paced and marshalled and set up and took down and tokened and timed and beeped and directed and briefed and processed and tail-walked and funnelled and sorted and wrote and photographed. Parkrun doesn't happen without volunteers: if you'd like to join in, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, could the James Bond fan who left with token 007 please return it: the token's aren't souvenirs – if you've inadvertently popped a token in your pocket by mistake, please pass it to anyone in a hi-vis-vest next week!
See you all at the start line next Saturday! Don't forget your barcode!
Written by volunteer Ems Southerington.