Event 35 – 18th January 2020 – The first frost, hats and our youngest ever volunteer!

My what a brisk morning it was on the 35th running of the Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun today, even the ducks had to skate (rather than bob)

The ducks doing their best impression of curling stones

The ducks doing their best impression of curling stones

Although the week's heavy rain from storm Bernard had left it's mark, a beautifully clear sky meant that this morning's parkrun was a 'dry' but chilly one.

A frosty start

A frosty start

I say 'dry' because whilst it may not have been raining, the course was of course wet!

A big well done to the 54 hardy souls who ran walked and jogged their way around, including 13 first timers, with tourists from as far as Basingstoke and Southend, there were even 3 personal bests!

Hats were definitely a feature of today's run

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Hats were definitely a feature of today's run

A big thank you also to our able volunteers this week who endured the cold, including our youngest ever, Leon Armstrong Plieth aged just 7 weeks! Leon very kindly gave his services helping dad Jacob with barcode scanning (from the warmth of his papoose)

Marshal Chris Jackson waits for the Tailwalkers at the outer reaches of the far field

Chris Jackson waits for the Tailwalkers at the outer reaches of the far field

Until next week!

This week 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Iain SWATTON • Terri SHOTTON • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Marcus ELWES • Rory LISTON • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Karen MERCER • Colette SHORT • Isabella SHORT • Anna ADAMS • Simon POWELL • Jacob ARMSTRONG PLIETH • Rebecca GOLDER • Mary YATES • Trudi SENEVIRATNE • Sam LEEDHAM • Francesca MEEHAN

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

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Andy BOND who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.09% (20:17) on 25th December 2019 (event number 31).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 2,101 participants have completed 4,284 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,420 km, including 585 new Personal Bests. A total of 167 individuals have volunteered 649 times.