With all the excitement of last week it was a very different week at parkrun this week, no cake, we’ll be getting fitter at this rate. That didn’t lessen the atmosphere as people arrived at the park. It was great to meet the early arrivals, usually new parkrunners checking out how it works, or marshals checking out there role for the morning.
Thanks to everyone who helped out this week. It was a great turnout with 196 parkrunners and I can’t believe how smoothly is all goes these days, with this many runners. I think this is largely down to the Worcester spirit, of friendliness and our amazing volunteers….
Volunteer Wall of Pride
Anne RALPHS • Ben JONES • Carole RUDOLF • Claire Louise MARTIN • Daisy HARDING • Derek HOBBY • Ed FREEMANTLE • Elaine MARSTON • Emma Lily POUND • Harrriette DREW • James GOLDBY • Jason GREEN • Madeleine PAUL • Margaret WILKES • Richard RALPHS • Rosie FRANCIS • Sally GUILLAUME • Serena DREW
There were some excellent performances this week with notable PB’s from the 10+ parkrunners…
PB Wall of Pride, 10+ parkruns
Steve Potter , Adam Winwood, Sonya Cox, Michael Cook, Jane Morgan, Gillian Cook, Helen Owen, Craig Foster
Our juniors were putting in some great performances this week and all the following had a great week with a new PB.
PB Wall of Pride, Juniors
George Vaughan + Matthew Gates + Adam Turton + Jamie Westwood + Michael Watson + Jasmine Girvane
Well done to the folloing Juniors who completed there 1st parkrun
James Eaton + Ed Brown + Sophie Eaton + Abigail Watson + Chloe Bitcon
So once all our volunteers had arrived Maddie got the briefing underway George Voughan was wished a Happy 7th birthday, and Dave Bessant given a boost for his upcoming ½ Ironman, hope it all went well.
“Blessed are the Cheesemakers”, if you’re a Monty Python fan you’ll get the reference, thanks John Shacklock for that. We are getting to be quite a large group of folks, so sorry if you have trouble hearing the briefing, we are bit shy of the loadhailler as we don’t think its personal enough but we’ll give it a go next week.
So we got started and it was very windy going around the paddock, I seriously think this is the hardest part of the run. We we’re given a cheer by Anne Ralphs who was getting the privaledge of looking after Scarlett Robinson, Ross and Nichola’s newborn at the exit of the paddock.
Out of the paddock and into the woods, you may have noticed a few gangs of new volunteers as we have a number of people doing Duke of Edinburgh Awards and have offered there services for a number of weeks. I must say they were very good cheerers and giving it some proper parkrun enthusiasm.
Onto Carol Rudolf at Café Corner, God I could have done with bacon sandwich at that point I was ravenous, I’m sure they pump the smell of bacon out at this time of the morning. Down to Dingle Dell where Jason Green said “hi” and then along to Ben and back into the woods.
I was having a lovely run with Vonnie nice and easy run for me, in the 30 minute zone, having a nice chat about nothing in particular both of us deciding that this was a week to just bag a parkrun and enjoy the scenery.
It was Margaret Wilkes up at Hospital Corner this week, and she lead us back past Daisy H and I think Harriette, and finally the girls at Eddies Corner accompanied by Maddie.
Vonnie and I continued our chat and took a couple of parkrunner and got taken back by a few more. Vonnie opened up and left me in the paddock to take the honours. Derek clocked us and Rhyanon gave us our token then over to the scanning gang of Darren, Elaine and Claire Martin.
My second favourite moment of a parkrun morning, after a successful start, is a brew and a chat with fellow parkrunners and this morning was good fun.
Thanks to everyone who came along, it was a real enjoyable and fun morning.
The Stats Bit
• There were 196 finishers this week
• 194 runners registered there results, leaving 2 as unknown as the #DFYB'd
• There was an average of 8.35 finishers per minute
• In the ten minute period 20:xx to 29:xxx, 112 runners crossed the line 57% of the field, at a rate of 12.00 runners per minute.
• The most popular finishing time were…
o 24:xx with 18 finishers
o 25:xx with 17 finishers
o 26:xx with 17 finishers
Who Were You?
• There were 24 First Timers this week, compared with 42 last week
• There were 16 Second Timers and 8 got a PB! Which is 50%, compared with 23 last week
• The gender split was 57% male, 42% female runners. Last week there was a 60% to 40% split
The predominant age group was 30-34 with 15% of the finishers who registered
• 30 Juniors under 20, equalling 15%
• 14 in their 20's, equalling 07%
• 56 in their 30's, equalling 29%
• 48 in their 40's, equalling 24%
• 27 in their 50's, equalling 14%
• 19 in their 60's, equalling 10%
• 2 Unknowns or #DFYB's, equalling 1%
There were 22 50+ parkrunners taking part that’s 11%
There were 33 PB's this week, compared to 68 last week or a -51%change
8 runners finished in a sub 20 min time
• Tom STOCK was the first parkrunner to finish in a time of 17:47
• Ben CARRINGTON was the second parkrunner to finish in a time of 17:58
• Daniel STOCK was the third parkrunner to finish in a time of 18:20
• Wendy HOLMES was the first female parkrunner to finish in a time of 20:10
• Katherine SMITH was the second female parkrunner to finish in a time of 21:11
• Jemima LOWE was the third parkrunner to finish in a time of 21:44
• The #1 Age Grading this week was Wendy HOLMES with an age grading of 81.16%
• The #2 Age Grading this week was Ann GRAY with an age grading of 79.86%
• The #3 Age Grading this week was Michael STOCK with an age grading of 76.94%