Back Together!

Black Park parkrun 24/07/2021 #565

Back Together

Black Park saw the return of parkrun on Saturday 24th July after the break due to Covid-19 restrictions and 324 runners turned up to run, jog or walk 5K. The rain held off despite a few rumbles of thunder and it was fantastic to be back in the park again

Photos were kindly taken by Logathas Velayuthapillai and can be found by clicking on:

The start was emotional for some who let out yelps of joy as they took off around the course. The familiar sounds of dogs barking eager to get going were great to hear

This week 324 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

Milestones this week:

50 Club: Jo RICHARDS - Finally able to claim their 50 parkrun shirt after a bit of a wait!

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Dirk VENNIX • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andrew SOMERVILLE • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Catherine STAUNTON • Carol COOMBS • Liz LEE • Heather PIPER • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Audrey PARSONS • Nithila LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Mark HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Phaedra CASEY • Alice COBURN • Kenyah NYAMECHE • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Harry PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Gary THORPE • Allan SOMERVILLE • Alison THORPE • Nina KURTIS

All made it possible with increased scanning points and the use of the new parkrun app.

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 21,624 participants have completed 234,034 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,170,170 km, including 34,734 new Personal Bests. A total of 867 individuals have volunteered 11,331 times.