This week Lexie Brown has written our run report. You may well have noticed Lexie, who is one of our regulars. At 10 years old, she is generally found near the front of the field and impresses us weekly with her determination and speed.
Well done parkrun for another brilliant Saturday morning run. It was bright but chilly as 282 parkrunners waited at the start. I'm always excited to run but never as excited as the black and white dog that I Iisten for every week!
This week I was running with my Uncle because Mummy had an injury. I started off and we zig-zagged along the first path, it was quite muddy but there weren't many puddles! I always recognise people on the course and lots of people say, "Hello Lexie" on my way round. My Grandad and Daddy always cheer me on as I go up the hill at the end of the first loop.
I was very lucky because a very kind man called Matt Bosanquet let me run with him when my Uncle couldn't keep up! Thank you Matt I got my fastest time ever! I also want to thank Dannielle Stanning because she always encourages me round. People are so kind to me at the parkrun it's like a family and I love being part of it.
Well done to Caroline Horder who set both a new age category record for Upton House and the highest ever age grading (VW 65-69, 22:41, 92.14%). I was also lucky to set a new JW10 record of 21:44 and was 1st female.
I can't wait for next Saturday.
I also love to volunteer and it is so nice when you are a marshal to cheer people on. Thank you to all the volunteers this week:
Andy WELLINGTON • Denise DAY • Sheela HOBDEN • Rachel ELFORD • Jacqui IVES • Jenny TRAYFORD • Kevin DAY • Daniel MEINECK • Daniel GOSS • Hazel MCCABE • Kate HUGHES • Jamie GOLEBIOWSKI • Benjamin IVES • Emma GOLEBIOWSKA • Helen RICHARDS • Michael WESTON • Gilly ROBSON • Alison HARDY • Karila FAULKNER • Rachel GLADDIS • Ellie MEINECK • Graham FORD • Camilla BROWN • Lexie BROWN • Amelia DOUGHTY • Rick BOVILL • Alex BARRETT • Archie DIBBEN • Lucy GLADDIS • Mark GALPIN • Robert GRAHAM • Neil O'SHEA • Amelia THOMSON • Carol BENDINELLI • Danny THRASHER
JW10 Lexie BROWN 21:44 (first female finisher and second highest age grading on the day, 78.53%)
The female record is held by Vicki INGHAM who recorded a time of 19:32 on 21st October 2017 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Jacek CIELUSZECKI who recorded a time of 16:19 on 25th November 2017 (event number 25).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 92.14% (22:41) on 13th January 2018 (event number 32).
Upton House parkrun started on 3rd June 2017. Since then 2,503 participants have completed 6,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 34,845 km, including 1,618 new Personal Bests.