The weather on Saturday was dry and mild for the time of year. This may have contributed to another bumper turnout with 430 runners completing the course. Since we started in May 2016, we have only had 400+ runners four times. The 1st time was at the very first run and the other three have been the last three runs! Saturday's attendance was only 11 runners short of our record set on New Years Day. It just shows the increasing popularity of parkrun and perhaps a lot of runners with New Years resolutions to get fit. If you are one of those runners, keep going after January and you will feel good for it.
Ensuring 430 runners get safely around the course and everybody gets a time requires a great team of volunteers and we certainly had that in abundance this week. A big thank you to our volunteers Phil DEAVES • Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Emma KENT • Karen BROOM • Chris LEIGH • Paul BREWSTER • Ruth KENNEDY • Robin WOODROW • Jo FISHER • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Aaron HADFIELD • Nathan HADFIELD • Josh SQUIRES • Hedley HADFIELD • Victoria HADFIELD • Gill GEORGE • Alan FORD • Shelbe MOONBEAM • Juliette MULLEN • Rebecca SCOTT • Jenny CURTIS.
We had some parkrun milestones this week. Congratulations to Alex Scott and Nyah Adams who completed their 10th parkrun as juniors. Peter Tungate and James McSweeney completed their 50th parkruns. Keep running and onto the next milestone!
First runner to finish was Tom Slocombe with a PB of 17:41. First female to finish was Emily Johnson in 19:52. Fantastic running by those two. We had 76 runners finish with a new PB and many congratulations to them all. 47 runners visited Stevenage parkrun for the first time and we hope you found the experience enjoyable and you will visit us again.
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).
Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 6,003 participants have completed 35,041 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,205 km, including 7,395 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 2,663 times.