Cold but dry give us dry any day, although today was not without issues,hopefully by the time you are sitting back and reading this the correct results are up on the website. A few minor timing issues have caused a few problems. We are very grateful to those of you who have emailed in to query their times or positions.You may feel like you are moaning but we really appreciate knowing if something has gone wrong, as you may or may not be too bothered, other people may be happy that their position or time can be amended to the correct detail. We always try our best to get it right first time, and like to think we can correct any errors, although as we are sure you will appreciate occasionally we can not trace the error or sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control.
Firstly a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers, ok so we didn't get a thorough soaking like last week but we did feel the cold, and no doubt this will only get worse as winter kicks in. As usual we are short of offers for the coming weeks please consider getting the big coat out and helping out at future events. Always remember that volunteers are usually fellow runners who would quite like to run around a bit to keep warm, and they are standing in the cold so you don't have to.
We were pleased to welcome 2 people making their first parkrun appearance so welcome to parkrun and to Barking parkrun to, Amber Woodcock & Joanne Fortner. Welcome to a further 5 people making their debut at Barking, Belal Ahmed, Donato Esposito, Petra Szabo, David Chapman & Matthew Huggett. At the other end of the spectrum, at Barking we celebrate any milestone you like, congratulations to regular runner Wayne Latibeaudiere completing his 150th run at Barking.(thanks for the biscuits & chocolates).
Well done to 11 of you who obtained a PB today, roll of honour as follows; Joe Stacey, Christopher D'Netto, Mark Moir, Praveen Kilaru, Barry Freeman, Claudia Du Toit, Hannah Broom, Marianne Brown, Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy & Maryam Koomson.
We make no excuses for plugging our Christmas day event, but not everyone follows our Facebook page or attend on a regular basis, and this may be the only time they are aware.In addition to the usual Saturday events there will be an extra one on the day at the normal time. On the subject of Facebook we would recommend following our page for information and particularly with winter coming news of whether events will go ahead due to weather conditions. Having said this Barking cancellations can be usually be counted on the fingers of one hand.
FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Inga Hayden-Cooper 23.28 2; Morgan Romain 24.55 3; Sally Bridge 25.33 Highest age graded score Inga in 1st place 73.22%
MALE RESULTS : 1; Belal Ahmed 17.06 2; Joe Stacey 18.16 3; Donato Esposito 18.39 Highest age graded score Donato in 3rd place 84.54%.
This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Carol MUIR • Robert COURTIER • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Julie GILLENDER • Mark NEW • Gurvinder KAUR • David PEARCE • Martin MCCORMICK • Judith BERRY • Liz PEARCE
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 3,770 participants have completed 31,034 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,170 km, including 4,748 new Personal Bests. A total of 405 individuals have volunteered 4,701 times.