This week’s parkrun saw 67 Runners and 14 Volunteers braving the freezing conditions for event 18 at Stonehouse. With a few last minute course alterations due to the slippery conditions on the tarmac the run started shortly after 9am.
This weeks volunteers were; Adrian Stockwell, Lee Christmas, Tony Christmas, Becky Westlake, Ian Booty, Ian Cutler, Claire Gallagher, Christopher Jurevicius, Nat Selman, John Butterworth, Harvey Robinson, David Savage, Liz Baldwin and myself. Thanks to everyone that volunteered and made the event a success.
If you’ve never given volunteering a go, get in touch, all the roles are easy, you’ll get full training and support from the team and it’s a chance to experience parkrun from a completely different perspective. Drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’d like to try.
Of the 67 runners, 18 were first timers, it’s great to see so many new faces coming along, since 23rd July we’ve had 755 different runners complete the four lap course. A special mention this week to Sabrina’s graduates from the Stroud Mums on the Run beginners group, Joanna Rayner & Keren Holland completed their first 5k event., congratulations to everyone who completed their first parkrun today, your PB has been set, we look forward to seeing you back soon to beat it!
This week Darren Jewell took first finisher position with 19:44, Jude Lee-Allan took second position with 19:53, despite arriving late and starting a minute behind everyone else! Ryan Stephens earned third place in 20:27, well done to you all, great running in less than perfect conditions.
First female finisher this week was Liz Halliwell with an impressive 22:47 on her 4th run at Stonehouse, Liz came in 11th place overall, second female over the frosty line was a first time runner at Stonehouse, Olivia Gardiner finishing in 24:31, an amazing time especially as she runs in the Junior Women aged 10 category. Third female, 17th overall was Caro Brown, Caro ran the 5km in 24:58 on her 9th visit to Stonehouse.
During the run briefing we announced that the Christmas Eve parkrun will be a fancy dress themed event, so get planning that running outfit, we hope to see plenty of festive costumes, starting at the usual 9am time, feel free to bring along festives treats to share with the other runners afterwards.
Until next time, have a great week and see you in the park soon,
David & The Stonehouse parkrun team