We start this week’s report with words from young Elodee Walker who recently achieved her milestone 10th parkrun – Thanks Elodee for helping me with this week’s run report….
We always used to go walking around Tring Park and I liked the idea of running around it, so Mummy and Daddy thought I might like to try to the parkrun. Some of my friends have done it too and it sounded like fun.
I love running with Daddy and I like running in the mud because it's slippy! I love that there is a lot of support at the parkrun and lots of people cheering me on. I like the views when we're running and I enjoy running past the pillars because they tell me that I'm nearly there! I feel happy and proud of myself for having run 10 parkruns and now I'm looking forward to trying to do 20. I'm looking forward to running in the summer and to when my younger sister does it more with us! I like that it makes me feel fit and healthy and I would say to anyone thinking of trying the parkrun to give it a go!
Elodee (Age 8)
Since helping with the run report Elodee has achieved PB’s in 2 successive weeks so it has been scientifically proven that writing the run report will help you get a PB! (although in my case the effect seems slightly delayed!). It would be a great help if we could have a few more guest appearance run reports - let us know if you could help with this , Thanks
It was a good week for number sequences - No we didn’t have a 12:34 finisher but we did have 234 parkrunners at Tring this week and several runners let me carry on the theme - thanks to Catherine Jackson making her 1st appearance at Tring with a 23:45 and Andrew Wood achieving a PB just so he could get a 34:56 for us. Playing the same game in a descending manner Ffion Webster ran backwards for a 43:21, Patrick Ashton managed a 21:00 and Jamie Lea was just 2 seconds off completing the set with his 32:08
We applauded our latest batch of milestones - so well done to Dean Sartin, our runniest runner this week celebrating his 250th, Lorraine Hurford celebrated the shirt-less milestone of 150, well done to Janet Reeve and Keith Stonestreet for their 100th runs and Helen Margetts for her 50th and Lowri Webster celebrating her Junior 10th.
Meanwhile starting their own personal parkrun journies well done to Emma Leach, Daniel Murphy, Francesca Thorpe, Dan Weir, Amaia Dauncey, Robbie Thorpe, Kevin Thorpe, Ian Jenkins and Robert Rushton who all ran their 1st ever parkrun.
2PBs in 2 weeks for Christopher Parker was great though he should have stuck to his running as he then ruined the record by getting injured playing football
Rather surprisingly for the 4th week in a row our fastest 3 all finished in the 20th minute again
It was the 1st time we have seen the names Dani, Amaia, Aurelia, Brid and Dilan
1st time we have seen 3 Guys and it’s not even the 5th November!
1st time ever we have had no Evans running for 2 parkruns in a row though I personally managed to get rid of that unwanted record at #182
50th time we have seen the surnames Kingston and Morgan
James Foskett, Lorraine Hurford and Kevin Lynch continued their 100% attendance in year 4 – they’ll be cancelling their holidays soon!
Shelley Deverall-Roberts became the 200th person to run 25 times at Tring
Regulars who knocked the most off their PBs included Elodee Walker (1:06), Andrew Wood (0:49) and Kevin Lynch (0:31)
Zoe Chappell has seen PBs on each of her last 3 visits
We saw the following clubs for the 1st time; “Sunshine” and “parkrun for people living with asthma”
With 3 runners, Olney Runners AC set a new attendance record for their club
Patrick Ashton ran the 500th Tring parkrun by a member of Dacorum & Tring
Normally I sign off with a “see you all soon” but we already have at #182 but that’s another story.
Next week I’m off to be a “Laufer “at Frankfurt parkrun #parkruncanbeagoodexcuseforaweekendaway so see you in 2 weeks’ time