The 85th Barking and Dagenham Juniors parkrun felt like the first proper winter Parkrun after the snow fall overnight. To be honest although it was cold we didn’t have snow on the ground although it was slippery and wet a few people kept their coats on during the run-yes you Noah Haycraft!
We had some visitors from Harrow Lodge because their grass needs time to recover; they were very welcome, we hope to see them again next week.
A very happy 7th birthday to one of our regular runners who loves running, Ryder Islam. It was also Ryder’s 50th junior parkrun. We all enjoyed the chocolate treats so thank you very much for those!
Millie Merryman achieved her half marathon wristband and was presented with it today. We are very proud of her and have been pleased to see her progress and grow in confidence.
Today was a fast paced parkrun with Mikey COGAN of South London Harriers leading the field on both laps. He was first over the line in 08:26. Tom DUDMAN was second over the line in 08:57 and Noah HAYCRAFT was third over the line in 09:20. The boys didn’t have it all their own way as they were chased by Zoe HILLER of Barking Road Runners, who is our female record holder and is just coming back to running after a break over the summer (in which she seems to have grown by at least 6 inches!) Zoe was first female and 4th overall over the line in 09:24. Zoe was followed by Poppy COGAN running very gracefully and achieving a time of 09:36.
Emily MOSS was third female over the line in 10:16 she is a one to watch as she has been first female to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Although Ryder did not get the time that he was aiming for today he did get a very excellent age grade score of 66.86%. Ryder, a new challenge is to get the course record age grade score held by Mikey COGAN who has held it since 13th July 2014. That should keep you busy!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking and Dagenham Juniors parkrun Results Page.