Be-Bob-A-Lula I Do Mean Maybe?
The weekend provided a roller coaster of emotions for anyone who watched the dying throes of the 6 Nations. Wales, the most consistent team throughout, scooped Slam victory leaving the rest of us to do a bit of head scratching as we contemplate the Rugby World Cup later in the year.
Sooooo, head scratching was the order of the day on Saturday with parkrun throwing us a puzzling curve ball as well. Not quite a "Whodunit" more of a "Did-e-do-it"??? One of our regular parkrun photographers who is possibly more interested in a zoom lens than a zoom around the course was trading his box brownie for his box fresh... or so we thought. A lack of photographic evidence denoting this canter has sent a couple of his fellow snappers into a tizzy of doubt filled questions. Louise Robinson-Crusoe and James S-Pinks (I have changed their names to protect their anonymity) were tailing our mystery man and have begged for a photo to be included in this report... and do you think I could find one? Wait and see...
From start to finish Joe Toomey (below navy top yellow zip) of Hercules Wimbledon AC looked determined. He crossed the flour line first in a time of 17.38.
Milestone Man Robert - 250 runs for this charming man - Congratulations
This River Dance demo was a day early for St Patrick's but we appreciate the sentiment.
While this splendid hound is clearly no puddle dodger, he is clearly a lead dodger. Please remember to keep your dogs on a short lead when you are parkrunning!
Finally... They seek him here, they seek him there, those cameras seek him everywhere. He's not in red he's not in black yet he won't escape this eagle eyed hack!!!
This week 432 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
Don't stand clear or at the rear, throw caution to the wind and VOLUNTEER. parkrun needs you.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Colin HARRIS • Adam FENTON • John Philip CARTER • Francesca CARTER • Peter Alasdair Fergus COLLINS • Matthew Luke SALISBURY • Annie TOSH • Sally Jane JONES • Emily KELLER • Clive SCAMMELL • Kylie CORSO • Carol SEARLE • Graham TRAINOR • India TRAINOR • Jo MANLEY • Nick HUDSON • Vijay NARAYANAN • Sally WINDLE • Ella HEGER • Clon ULRICK • Catherine PORTER • Christian FIELDER • Siân FIELDER • Charlie TAYLOR • Caroline LEE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:04 on 23rd April 2011 (event number 224).
The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 16:33 on 17th March 2012 (event number 271).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane DAVIES who recorded 92.99% (21:24) on 29th January 2011 (event number 212).
Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007. Since then 22,019 participants have completed 173,221 parkruns covering a total distance of 866,105 km, including 26,856 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,096 individuals have volunteered 9,888 times.
Report Writer: Annie Tosh
Photographer: Clive "Clivey Baby" Scammel