Saturday was grey, overcast and not a shred of blue sky anywhere. However, it wasn't too cold, raining or icy, so a reasonable winter's day greeted our runners. A combination of New Years resolutions, parkrun tourism from Wimpole and a determination to get fit, saw 372 runners & walkers complete the parkrun, which is our 2nd highest total ever!
All the runners & walkers were encouraged and guided safely around the course by our fantastic band of volunteers. This week our special thank you goes to:
Catherine CRAIG • Michael FLETCHER • Roger BIGGS • Daniel SUTTON • Jason ROOT • Kris WESTCOTT • Mark BEASLEY • Ian ALEXANDER • Tracy NORRIS • Tony RANDFIELD • Molly-Rose FISHER • Carolyn LINSELL • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Scott BILLINGS • Matthew PATTMAN • Nathan HADFIELD • Sarah FRITH • Rosemary BIGGS • Alan FORD • Johnny SENDALL
If you are interested in volunteering for future runs, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Russ Andrews and Lizzie Sarno who both completed their 50th parkruns on Saturday and Noah Hart who completed his 10th parkrun as a junior.
We had 49 PB's on Saturday, which is excellent, considering the section through the trees is quite muddy underfoot, so congratulations if you were one of them! Welcome to the 70 first timers, who we hope enjoyed their first run with us and we would love to see you at future Stevenage parkruns!
Congratulations to Dan McAlpine who was the first male finisher with a time of 17.06 and Madeleine Pritchard the first female finisher with a time of 22.28.
We passed another significant milestone on Saturday which illustrates the influence of parkrun. After event number 85 we have passed 100,000 km run in total. After 20,304 runs we have amassed 101,520 km, which is the equivalent of running two and a half times around the world! Amazing stats, which are testament to everybody who has joined us since the 28th May 2016!