Here comes the sun!
This Saturday we enjoyed a Parkrun course lit by the sun, which has finally graced us with its presence after weeks of mud, rain and even snow. The course was still a little slippery, but hopefully the gorgeous weather predicted for this week will rid us of the last throes of wintery Parkruns.
London 10 Mile 2018 –
This Saturday morning we heard all about this year’s upcoming London 10 Mile, held in Richmond Park, and in 2018 it has some very close links with Parkrun! The run is being opened this year by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of Parkrun, and a percentage of the profits made by the event will be donated to Parkrun. So if you think you want to push yourself further than our Saturday morning 5k, this is definitely one to check out!
There weren’t a huge number of milestones today, but Charlie Snow and Martin Stacey made up for that, both of them running their 250th Parkrun – that’s almost ten years of Parkruns between them!
Male stats –
Sam Barker of Hercules Wimbledon AC was first over the line at 18:26, with Nick Mckay of the Wimbledon Windmilers not far behind him at 18:40. Hector Revill of Hercules Wimbledon AC was third to finish at 18:43 – a new PB for him!
Female stats –
The first female to finish was Julia Donovan of the Wimbledon Windmilers at 21:21 (23rd overall), and Fenella Ross, a Parkrun first timer, was second, finishing in 21:51 (30th overall)! Niamh Thompson of Surbiton High School was the third female to cross the line at 22:24 (46th overall)– this Saturday was a great day for the teenagers of Parkrun, with Sam, Hector and Niamh all in the under 18 age categories!
Age grade scores –
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dieter Schlegel (VM60-64) was graded 77.92% for the time 21:08 (20th overall).
Lisa Margaret Thomas (VW50-54) was graded 7661% for the time 22:44 (53rd overall).
Hector Revill (JM11-14) was graded 75.78% for the time 18:43 (3rd overall).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.
Finally, Parkrun would not be possible without the brilliant volunteers who put in so much hard work to make each Saturday enjoyable and smooth! Thank you to this week’s volunteers: Matthew Ash Vie, Nicola Battey, Tom Benwell, Karen Cadman, Simon Cheetham, Briarna Clifford, Peter Alasdair Fergus Collins, Peter J Collins, Kylie Corso, Christopher Cull, Steven Cull, Pierre Devitt, Katie Driver, Christina Haemmerli Schlegel, Charles Hampden-Smith, Colin Harris, Adam Harwood, Rosemary Hyde, Peter Langley, James May, Sarah Frances O'grady, Jina Park, Clive Scammell, Rebecca Searle.
Photographer: Clive Scammell
Writer: Rebecca Searle