Given the weather conditions yesterday, it was wonderful waking up to a sunny parkrun morning. The park was relatively quiet when I got to the park at (8.30ish) and it was great to observe how people descend from all corners of the park some walking, jogging and cycling for the same event especially at the 250th time of asking for Banbury.
The first time/tourist briefing was expertly given by Tracy. There were several newcomers and tourist from Fire Service College and Northants. Hopefully, we will see you in future weeks; everyone is very welcome to the Banbury parkrun community for a short or longer stays.
Steven, our Run Director for the day, sent us off after a short briefing. There were milestone achievements for Polly for 100 parkruns and Danny was celebrating his 25th volunteering.
The summer course lived to its reputation and was not too muddy underfoot. The marshals and volunteers around the course were fantastic, lots of clapping and cheering, which for me adds to the whole experience, hopefully not too many sore hands, after all, that clapping. I am always thankful for the volunteers without whom I would not get my parkrun fix and for those who know me; rarely, I am not at a parkrun.
In terms of runners, 243 runners completed the run. 20 of who were first-timers, including Reece who was first recorded runner home and 29 PBs, many congratulations to you all.
I am already looking forward to my next parkrun fix.
And now for the stats...
This week 243 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Helen BURTON • Simon RICHARDSON • Paddy HAYNES • Claire UPTON • Steven HEARN • Alex OLEJNIK • Adam LAWRENCE • Danny BATCHELOR • Sera RELTON • Michael HIRST • Rachel PALMER-HEARN • Caitlin MONTAGUE • Tracy LAWRENCE • Nicholas WESLEY • Stuart HADEN • Michael CORRALL • Natalie MILES • Wendy CARTER • Maddie CARTER • Marcus BECKER • Sophie MARTIN • Abigail SMITH • Thomas RICHARDSON • Jan MARTIN • Jane REED • Melissa MORLEY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Banbury parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 16:30 on 4th April 2015 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Amelia PETTITT who recorded a time of 18:07 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lilian CARPENTER who recorded 87.73% (28:40) on 29th June 2019 (event number 243).
Banbury parkrun started on 27th September 2014. Since then 6,645 participants have completed 48,765 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,825 km, including 8,596 new Personal Bests. A total of 690 individuals have volunteered 5,193 times.