Saturday 31st August 2019

Written by Ben Phillips

Hello all,

I usually do Melksham parkrun but the food & river festival was on so they had to cancel it. Upon hearing that I wanted to try another local parkrun, so I decided to try Bath Skyline parkrun out. From the insight my coach gave me, This was by far one of my best courses but the steps was something that I hadn’t encountered on a run before. So that was a big surprise!

I’m also doing my silver Dofe down at Melksham parkrun so I’m experiencing all the roles, glad I’ve volunteered for another parkrun now! Thank you for the friendly atmosphere.

With Saturday morning incoming, parkrunners all over the UK and some parts of the world were preparing their events, in all weathers. luckily it was nice and mild this morning at Bath Skyline parkrun, it was also good to see people of all ages taking part as it is nice to the whole family! The true spirit of parkrun was unleashed and lovely to see everyone catching up with everyone.

Stats and special mentions

This morning 373 people ran, walked or jogged the course, 48 recorded PB’s (Personal bests) and 54 were first timers to the event so I hope you runners enjoyed it!

A special mention must go to Dawn Marchant who has volunteered 100 times at Bath skyline parkrun, so a big well done to you! And to the awesome marshals who directed the way!

Thank you to the wonderful ladies who did the first timers briefing!

A massive thank you to the 39 #Hivizheroes who made the event happen:

Andy MARCHANT • Stephanie FRICKER • Helen CONNER • Mark MACKINTOSH • Rob SPEDDING • Edward GILL • Tom HUTCHISON • Karen STACK • Barbara BARTON • Mark GREATOREX • Storm HAYWARD • Candy MADATH • Sam STREETER • Danielle SELLWOOD • Tom ROOM • Lynda KEEPEN • Paula SULLIVAN • Matt ATKINSON • Alan COX • Harriet MADATH • Jason LAZARE GILL • Simon LOVEGROVE • James GORMAN • Dawn MARCHANT • Conor MCGRORY • Sally KERTZMAN • Mark SEAMAN • Emily MERKO • Mark LEWIS • Rhian MACKINTOSH • Polly SPEDDING • Louise KIRBY-GARTON • Rupert KIRBY • Ben PHILLIPS • Simon ELY • Amanda CLARKSON • Fred MALLORY BAINS • Jason JOYCE • Gillian ROOM

 Records 

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).

The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 16:57 on 12th May 2018 (event number 188).

The Age Grade course record is held by Judith WADE who recorded 91.87% (21:07) on 13th July 2019 (event number 248).

Bath Skyline parkrun started on 4th October 2014. Since then 12,568 participants have completed 69,358 parkruns covering a total distance of 346,790 km, including 11,498 new Personal Bests. A total of 770 individuals have volunteered 6,198 times.

And finally, it was nice coming to visit the parkrun and I hope you all have a great week!