This week 67 of us ran, jogged and walked the 5 laps of Oldends Lane Playing Fields. An impressive 14 people of the 67 were first timers, that's 21% of everyone there. Wow! 8 recorded new Personal Bests, which is 12%, so impressive work everyone!
It was my first ever Stonehouse parkrun. As soon as we got to the meeting area, regular runners struck up a conversation with us, showing just what a friendly parkrun you have. At the first timer's briefing we were shown the route on a sign, which I thought was a great idea as it lets people know about parkrun who may not (currently) come along at 9am on a Saturday morning. The course itself has to be one of the flattest parkruns I've ever run, and I've run over 60 different courses! I must admit that I was a bit unsure about running 5 laps, but I found that it made it very friendly as you received encouragement from faster runners when they lapped you and you were able to cheer them on as well as encourage those that you over take. Thank you Stonehouse parkrun. We enjoyed our visit to you.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers: Karl ELSTON • Adrian STOCKWELL • Emily GRAVESTOCK • Joe GIDDINGS • Karin AYRES • Peta FRAY • James STEVENSON • Emily HARPER • Stephen STAINER • Helen JEFFREY • Glenda CURRAN • Simon MERRELL • Louise LITTLE • Alistair GRAVESTOCK • Jonathan GRAVESTOCK. parkrun couldn't happen without kind folk like them. I find that volunteering can be as much fun as running and strongly recommend giving it a go if you haven't. Just email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stonehouse parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Naomi EATON who recorded a time of 18:49 on 27th August 2016 (event number 6).
The male record is held by Alastair CAMBELL who recorded a time of 16:04 on 8th October 2016 (event number 12).
The female record is held by Gwen KINSEY who recorded a time of 18:49 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Emily HUMPHREYS who recorded 95.02% (19:04) on 21st April 2018 (event number 89).
Stonehouse parkrun started on 23rd July 2016. Since then 2,208 participants have completed 8,049 parkruns covering a total distance of 40,245 km, including 1,595 new Personal Bests.