After a month away from Parkrun duties it was great to be back this week amongst the friendliest group of people you could ever wish to meet. And that, coupled with the fact it was ‘International Parkrun Day’ to celebrate 14 years of Parkrun, made it an even greater privilege to be Run Director for the day.
It was with sadness that we heard the news that we had lost one of our Worthing Parkrun community earlier in the week. Charlotte Henley-Collins passed away aged just 43. Her friend, Suzie Davies, and some fellow parkrunnners were wearing pink to highlight breast cancer awareness and were running in Charlotte’s memory this week. We send our prayers, thoughts and condolences to Charlotte’s family.
Suzie Davies is pictured here with her husband Nick
As we head into autumn, it was great to see a full roster of volunteers once again and 458 people ready to take on the course. Nearly 25% recorded a PB this week (something to do with the sea air maybe?) One of those was Nathan Freeman (pictured below) who smashed his PB and went under 20 mins for the first time with 19:47 – Congratulations Nathan.
Here's Nathan powering towards the finish line
There are a few more pictures taken at today's event over on the Worthing Parkrun flickr group.
Just the one milestone this week. Congratulations go to Iain BUCHANAN who clocked up his 50th Parkrun – Here’s to the next 50 Iain!
This week 458 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 48 were completing the course for the first time, of whom 27 were taking part in their very first Parkrun. 112 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 39 different clubs took part.
Once again, the event was made possible by 35 volunteers. A big thank-you goes to:
Gill CAMMACK • Maureen STEPHENS • James MILLEN • Doris MILLS • Chris SLOGGETT • Craig HARDWICK • Ruth CATT • Ethel WHYMAN • Emma WHYMAN • Steven YOUNG • Julie DAY • Marilyn KEMP • Chris MCALEES • John ROBINSON • Les PEARCE • Drew HAMMERSLEY • Sarah Jane HOLTAM • Rebecca YATES • Lewis YATES • Brooke FRANKLIN • Stuart BAULK • Sharon BELTON • Alan BOXALL • Anna THOMPSON • Mike BELTON • Carol BARRATT • Ken WILLO • Chiara BALLARD • Silvia BORTOLAZZI • Nicholas MAY • Lucy MAY • David HENDERSON • Annie FRANCIS • Karen HUTCHINSON • Samuel KNIGHT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Worthing parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).
The male record is held by James WESTLAKE who recorded a time of 14:51 on 25th November 2017 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by James SKINNER who recorded 93.25% (15:19) on 11th August 2018 (event number 108).
Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 6,938 participants have completed 39,093 parkruns covering a total distance of 195,465 km, including 8,015 new Personal Bests.