It was great to see everyone at Weirfields yesterday morning for top dollar conditions for November. The headwind took a well earned break and the PA speaker had finally dried out, so the run briefing did not sound like a dalek invasion!
Even the puddles along the rugby club track were few and far between, although one or 2 of our regulars looked lost without them! (thankyou for sharing these pics, Dave Cross)
This week 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
Congratulations to our first finisher, Richard Bailey, and first lady, Anna Underwood!
It was good to see some buggy runners around the course, including some visitors from afar. Extra respect to our visitor, Harry Edwards for running 5k faster than I can without one of those!!
The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Beeston parkrun Results Page.
It was also a day of birthday Celebrations, including Paul Hartshorn who was celebrating a landmark with us, with .... Celebrations - and a definite spring in his step! – 50 T-shirt is in the post Paul!
As my first outing as run director, properly solo it was great to have the support of a great team of volunteers. This week it was good to welcome some new faces to the Beeston Parkrun roster, including several students partaking in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, who took to the roles seamlessly. It was also great to see some familiar faces smashing it in different roles to what they are used to around the course and at the finishing funnel!
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers this week:
Mario ROCCHELLI • David CROSS • Chris BEXTON • Heide STAFFORD • Paul THOMAS • Ivy ROCCHELLI • Michael BLADES • Phillip REID • Wendy HERD • Ellie BOYCE • Rosa JACKSON • Lisa RULL • Stephen BROWN • Anna HUGHES • Josiah IBRAHIM • Catherine SHEPHERD • Megan WOODS • Anna AMIAN • Richard IBRAHIM • Phil HOLLAND • Alexander AMIAN • Hannah NIX • Bernard WHELAN • Craig GLENDENNING
If anyone fancies helping out in the next few weeks we have plenty of roles to fill – check out the roster here:
It just remains for me to wish you all a great week and we look forward to seeing you all back at Beeston Parkrun soon.
Next week you will be in the very capable hands of Chris Birley!
Run Director 6th, 13th November 2021.
The male record is held by Mark DRAPER who recorded a time of 14:41 on 21st March 2015 (event number 52).
The female record is held by Rosie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:22 on 10th December 2016 (event number 142).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.50% (23:42) on 30th August 2014 (event number 22).
Beeston parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 12,916 participants have completed 86,768 parkruns covering a total distance of 433,840 km, including 14,140 new Personal Bests. A total of 810 individuals have volunteered 5,728 times.