Today's run was in glorious sunshine, great conditions except a bit chilly for those standing around. We reached a milestone in our finishers with the 25,000th finisher crossing the line. We had 134 runners with nine 1st timers and 23 new pb's taking part with two XC fixtures affecting the attendances.
Male placings were as follows: 1st Adam Kirk-Smith 15.46, 2nd Darren Southcott 16.31 and 3rd Tomaz Plibersek 16.51.
Ladies placings were 1st Ula Cartwright-Finch 19.14, 2nd Siobhan Reddy 21.44 and 3rd Hannah Millwood 23.24.
To celebrate our 25,000th milestone we had a few biscuits and chocolates for the 25,000th and every 25th finisher following that. Our 25,000th finisher was 18th place, Oliver Bushdari, 16 parkruns all at Wanstead Flats followed by Joanna Rolfe (20), Oliver Howard (18), Geoffrey Martin (16) and Suzy Solley (13). All have done 83 parkruns between them at Wanstead Flats.
Just a reminder please that young children must be accompanied by an adult for safety. This is an open forest area and you never know who is about. Some parkruns have been known to pull unaccompanied children from the run and we don't want to resort to that.
Thanks to all this mornings volunteers for your help, the run cannot happen without you.
Things are looking good up to Christmas Day with volunteers with New Years Day needing assistance soon. More details to follow soon on those events.
A new parkrun website will appear early 2017 with an iconic picture to represent each parkrun. If you would like to submit a picture to represent Wanstead Flats then contact the office and we will forward the brief to you. The picture must be submitted by the 6th January to parkrun HQ. In the meantime lets have plenty of 50, 100, 250 and other official shirts at the runs.
Another change at the end of February is the Points Table will end. Some new regions of parkrun worldwide have launched without points and Bushy parkrun has already dropped the points system.
Thanks for all your support....
Don Bennett RD Event 293.