Dennis the Menace

Run # 560 – 15th February 2020

Dennis the Menace!
Well that was the initial concern but thankfully Storm Dennis held off until the afternoon enabling us to enjoy a relatively calm and peaceful parkrun. The temperature was also kind to us so no reason not to thoroughly enjoy our Saturday morning 5k fun!

Event numbers were back to a slightly more manageable 572, still impressively high considering the threat of Dennis. And that’s not young Oliver Dennis who successfully managed a PB at the event.

As ever, a good selection of clubs represented at the event. Particularly of note is the turnout from Dacorum and Tring whose Chris Marriott came in first with an impressive PB. Plus congratulations to their Thomas Mack reaching his 100 milestone!

I’m also sure Linda Nisbet and Gino Ferriggi were hugely appreciative of their band of vocal supporters and colourful banner celebrating their reaching 100 runs.

It seemed as if we had a record number of our canine participants at this event. Their frustration at their owners’ inability to run at their speeds is audibly clear!

Event photos can be found here. https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/
The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Vishal Ravickumar Radhika, Edey Kestell
50 – Angela Stanbrook, Bridget Elliott, Martin Critchfield
100 – Susan Wood, Linda Nisbet, Gino Ferriggi, Thomas Mack
250 – Nikki Tasker, Richard Elliott

Also of note is Louise Flower reaching 200.
Congratulations everyone!

This week 572 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Glyn WATKINS • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Margaret MARDALL • Sue BREE • Paula WALKER • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Charlotte PEDRICK • Suzy RALPHS • Gareth RALPHS • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Glyn HAYWOOD • Jo SHEPHERD • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Thomas HAYWOOD • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Marie KOUHI • Harry GOWER • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sumayah SIDDIQI
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).
Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,406 participants have completed 231,351 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,156,755 km, including 34,441 new Personal Bests. A total of 854 individuals have volunteered 11,146 times.