Despite the strong bitterly cold wind, a brave 196 participants walked jogged or ran the course at event #208 at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, enthusiastically cheered on by a priceless, awesome 24 Hi Viz heroes.
We welcomed a fantastic 14 First Timers, for 5 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 18 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 18 different clubs took part. We also welcomed quite a few tourists this week, from fairly local to far away, including, Bermuda, Gillingham, Rothwell, and Worksop.
We gave a massive shout out for 3 Rodillian Runners, including Beth GRIPTON on her 50th parkrun milestone, John WALSH on his 100th parkrun milestone, and Louise THOMPSON on her magnificent 250th parkrun milestone. We also gave special thanks to the Rodillian Runners Club which gave support to Wakefield Thornes parkrun during the initial set up back in September 2014. Well done one and all on your fantastic milestones.
We also gave a shout to Andrew NICHOLLS who was running in his 150th Wakefield Thornes parkrun.
Our first finisher this week was Adam PEERS, (18:09) followed by Ian HARRISON, (18:34) and Brendon WAIN (18:49).
First female finishers were Ami JACKSON (21:02), followed by Libby WATSON (21:44) and Katie PEERS (21:49).
Our highest age grade% male and female finishers were Andy FORSYTH (VM55-59) 80.24% and Angela BENSON (VW55-59) 74.69%
We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but would be grateful if you would please give it some serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/
OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.
This week’s 24 awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-
Clare PECKETT • Steve CLARK • Kov BAHADORI • Mark PRESTON • Angela DALES • Andrew NICHOLLS • Deborah BRADBROOK • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Phoebe VERCELLI • Shirley JONES • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Richard LEE • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Lynn WESTCOTT • Jennifer ROBERTS • Paula APPLETON • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Emma FITZPATRICK
Dates for your diaries include:
• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.
• 22nd December – Merry parkrun day, finest festive attire encouraged.
#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 7 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.
See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 15th December 2018, for another amazing event #209 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls.
Full results for event 208 and a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wakefieldthornes/results/latestresults/