Last of the Summer Parkruns

It was a beautiful sunny morning at Black Park, a nice contrast to some of the poor weather we had been experiencing, a lovely end to the summer season! As September approaches, like myself, many will be going back to school in the coming weeks, perhaps moving up to secondary school or even university (there may be a parkrun nearby!). Some may be moving up to higher year groups, where you may start the Duke of Edinburgh scheme-we always need volunteers, and it's a fantastic choice to gain confidence and new skills. Even if you are not doing the scheme, you can email blackpark@parkrun.com to get involved, we would love to have you with us! The volunteers have always been the most essential part of parkrun, helping the event to run (excuse the pun) smoothly, and we couldn’t do it without them.

There were some more incredible milestones this week-congratulations to all of them!
10 club: Arjan DHILLON, Charlie QUANTRIL
50 club: Jason BANNISTER, Sue BLACKSTOCK
100 club: John PALMER, Michael DUNNE, Tim KARBANI

At this week's event, 433 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers (we hope to see you again, remember to register!) and 80 recorded new Personal Bests (well done!). Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

We had 24 volunteers at yesterday’s event; a massive thank you to:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Carol COOMBS • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Sharon BUNBY • Richard GOBLE • Angela BRYDGES • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • Joanne O'RIORDAN • Karen COUTTS

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 21,849 participants have completed 236,059 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,180,295 km, including 35,004 new Personal Bests. A total of 874 individuals have volunteered 11,464 times.

Have a great weekend, and good luck if you are returning to school!

CB