Barking parkrun #396 – 18th January 2020

2e15f30e-3856-4f49-9479-09d0868c6ae1Another great turn-out at Barking parkrun this week, with 158 people running, jogging or walking the course, including 24 first timers, nine of whom were parkrun newcomers. We’ve now had over 4,000 finishers at Barking! A fantastic 20 people recorded new Personal Bests.

There wouldn’t be parkrun without volunteers – kind people who often give up their own run (or make good use of their time if injured) to enable other to enjoy parkrun. Today’s event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Margaret BYERS • Joe STACEY • Charity ANYIKA • Pascalia PAMBA • Maya BUTT

Today’s first three male finishers were:

  • Kieran O’Hara in 17:00. Kieran was first cross the line for the 13th time at Barking. Well done Kieran!
  • Spencer Evans in 17:57
  • Nigel Swinburne in 18:53

The first three female finishers were:

  • Madelaine Fforde in 23:02
  • Catherine McGarr in 23:10
  • Rosie Fforde in 23:11 (a new Personal Best)

The best male age grade score was achieved by Terry Knightley (83.46%). The best female age grade score was achieved by Margaret Dobbs (80.34%), a new age category record for Women 70-75. Margaret also achieved a anew Personal Best and

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female course record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male course 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 3,989 participants (this is last week's stat) have completed 32,482 parkruns covering a total distance of 162,410 km, including 4,911 new Personal Bests. A total of 417 individuals have volunteered 4,822 times.