Where were you all ? We know there is a cross country race this afternoon, and a few regulars are racing in Spain, and a few have gone on a serious parkrun tourist visit to Berlin. However this still leaves a good number of our regulars listed as missing in action. Still you missed a lovely parkrun in the beauty of Barking park in near perfect weather as the forecast rain held off and the temperature had increased considerably to that experienced during the week. Who ever turned the thermostat up a notch yesterday, thank you very much.
Whilst we normally start with the volunteers, this week we will first highlight those of you who obtained a PB as they outnumber both the number of volunteers and the first timers. So a big shout out to the following for completing Barking parkrun faster than they have ever done before ; Stuart Kelly, Karan Gadhia, Paul Grange, Christopher D'Netto, Claudia Du Toit, George Mears, Jacob Kelly, Pascalia Pamba, Matt Greensmith, Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy & Ikram Yusuf. Congratulations one and all.
A big thank you to today's volunteers for making the event possible, special mention to Denise for undertaking her 25th volunteer stint, and to Rob on his debut who was thrown into the vital role of timekeeper at the last moment. Everyone performed fantastically well, which makes the job of the run director and results processor so much easier.
Although we had no brand new parkrunners we were delighted to welcome 11 first timers to our little event. We hope you enjoyed the experience with us today, needless to say you are all welcome to call again in the future, if you are local we are one of the parkruns in the area who will be putting on an extra event on Christmas day. Usual 9am start if you fancy it. So a warm welcome to the following people; Annalie Greasby, Ian Macdonald, Wojtek Nakielski, Luana Tessarotto Rocha, Jackie Kelly, Joe Jarman, Andrew Martin, Scott Brewer, Ruby Daly, Brendan Cottrell & Austin Soane. With the help of a couple of tourists it was nice to see 5 members of the 250 club even with a few regular 250s missing.
FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Sameena Ahmed 20.47 2; Rosie Fforde 24.50 3; Annalie Greasby 26.22 highest age graded score Sameena in first place 73.62%
MALE RESULTS: 1; Paul Grange 16.02 2; Stuart Kelly 17.44 3; George Mears 17.46 Second mention but well done to all 3 as each ran a PB today. The highest age graded score , with an impressive 86.72% Austin Soane.
This week 88 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Gurvinder KAUR • Denise GRAHAM • Darren GRAHAM • Peter RICHES • Greg ADAMS • Ally BUTT • Rob THOMSON • Maya BUTT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).
Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,791 participants have completed 31,226 parkruns covering a total distance of 156,130 km, including 4,771 new Personal Bests. A total of 409 individuals have volunteered 4,722 times.