Perfect running conditions

Run # 573 – 18th September 2021

Perfect running conditions

It was our ninth event since parkrun restarted and our 429 participants had pretty much perfect running conditions, slightly fresh but with sun greeting us towards the finish……it’s great to be back!

We had two participants with over 80% age grade today, Adrian Huntley and Liz Lee, well done to you both!

A few additional stats for those who like detail:

The average age of participants this week is 47

The age range with the highest number of participants for both males and females is 55-59

We had 20 people who had never run parkrun before and 31 who had never participated at Black Park before. To those just starting their parkrun adventure, I’m sure Barbara Allen, who completed her 605th run today, will say the time flies by! We hope you all enjoyed it and will be back for more.

I know I keep mentioning it but with the changes required to restart our beloved parkrun, we are always in need of additional volunteers. They are the backbone of our event and without them we couldn’t continue with them. You can see the event's future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch directly, just send an email to blackpark@parkrun.com

Black Park parkrun photographs can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Rory Walsh

50 – Jaimeet Jassal, Graeme Wellard

100 – Margaret Jones

Also of note is Antony Smith with 400 runs.

This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Andy TORRANCE • Roderick HOFFMAN • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Tristan WONG • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Joe HARVEY • Martin STEWART • April PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • George SUMMERVILLE

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 21,962 participants have completed 237,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,186,800 km, including 35,172 new Personal Bests. A total of 876 individuals have volunteered 11,537 times.

 

As Autumn begins…

444 people ran, jogged and walked the course, the highest turnout since Parkrun returned. As September begins, we saw 33 first timers, 52 new Personal Bests and 36 representatives of different clubs take part. As a quick reminder to our participants, please be cautious when taking dogs on the course with you; we ask that you keep them on a non-extended lead, close to you. We would like to avoid a game of chase with a herd of runners. 

This week, we also saw an incredible age grade result from Fiona Kennedy of 91.94%, the 3rd person ever to score over 90% on the Black Park course, with a time of 21:43. Some may know Fiona as she has been the race director for the Langley Park summer series in the past, and has been run director at Northala Fields Parkrun, not too far from Black Park. This is a remarkable result, congratulations to Fiona for making Parkrun history this week! 

Additonally, we had a few milestones this week-a massive well done to everyone!

10 Club:Aidan SULEYMAN, Archie FOWKES, Nia BROWN, Reem CHOUDHRY

50 Club: Brian LLOYD. Nikki O'HALLORAN, Phaedra CASEY, Sarbjeet DHILLON

100 Club: Susannah CLEARY

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • John PENNIFOLD • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Louise WELSFORD • Paul SILVESTER • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Lotte VISSER • Angela BRYDGES • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • George SUMMERVILLE

As always, we would love to see more volunteers, so please email blackpark@parkrun.com if this interests you. 

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 21,883 participants have completed 236,503 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,182,515 km, including 35,056 new Personal Bests. A total of 874 individuals have volunteered 11,489 times.

Have a brilliant week!

CB

 

 

Event 569

Congratulations to all 422 who ran, jogged and walked the course this week.  The rain held off just long enough to see everyone over the line, although conditions were a touch humid to be called perfect running weather.  This week 52 runners recorded personal bests, so well done to all of you and 38 were first timers including our first finisher (who will hopefully now register so next time he can appear in the results!).

Congratulations to our only milestone runner this week; Aidan Taheny from Boyle Athletic Club; it was Aidan’s first parkrun at Black Park, having completed most of his runs at Lough Key parkrun.  Thank you for choosing to run your milestone with us, we hope you enjoyed our beautiful course. 

 

A huge thank you to our heroes in high-vis:

David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Sue BREE • Bob STANBROOK • Amar BABHANIA • John PENNIFOLD • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Richard GOBLE • Des MERRIGAN • Richard BAMBER • Angela BRYDGES • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Harry PATMORE • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Allan SOMERVILLE

 

Milestone Runs

This week the following people reached milestone runs:

100 Club – Aidan TAHENY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.

 

Male placings:

An Unknown was first over the line (so no time is available)

David PEARSON (SM20-24) of Oxford University Triathlon Club was second over the line in 18:11

Christopher OWEN (VM40-44) (unattached) was third over the line with a PB in 18:12

 

Female placings:

Liz LEE (VW50-54) (unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 21:09

Isabelle RAYNER  (SW20-24) of Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC was second (25th overall) over the line in 21:13

Fiona TIDESWELL (VW45-49) of Haverhill RC was third 29th overall) over the line in 21:37

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Liz LEE (VW50-54) (unattached) – 80.22% for the time 21:09 (23rd overall)

Fiona HARRINGTON (VW65-69) (unattached) – 78.31% for the time 26:17 (125th overall)

Tracey MCDONALD (VW55-59) of Hillingdon Athletics – 76.75% for the time 24:35 (77th overall)

 

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).

 

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,801 participants have completed 235,626 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,178,130 km, including 34,924 new Personal Bests. A total of 872 individuals have volunteered 11,440 times.

 

Anyone spot the rain?

Run # 567 – 07th August 2021

Anyone spot the rain?

It was our third event since parkrun restarted which saw 380 souls run, walk, paddle, skip, splash and swim around Black Park. Yes, it was wet……very wet, with lots of running water throughout the course. What everyone thought would be a passing shower turned into a continuous downpour. But were we disheartened…..Never! We were back again at BP and loving the return.

One interesting aspect of a very wet run is whether you dress up for the conditions in a waterproof jacket and cap or throw caution to the wind, take a deep breath and stride out in vest or t shirt. I confess to being one of the former though I was still soaked by the end.

A few stats for those who like detail:

The average age of participants is 45

The age range with the highest number of participants for both males and females is 50-59

Just to mention, with the changes required to restart our beloved parkrun, we are always in need of additional volunteers. They are the backbone of our event and without them we couldn’t continue with them. You can see the event's future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch directly, just send an email to blackpark@parkrun.com

Logathas Velayuthapillai was today’s photographer, his event photos can be found here when uploaded.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

50 – Emma Kennedy, Lindsey Blake and Nish Chugh

250 – Frances Alcock

Also of note are Linda Somerville and Michael Harper who reached 200 runs.

This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Glyn WATKINS • Andy TORRANCE • Diane KENDALL • Nick ARCHER • Dominic HOLLERON • Denise NISBET • Karen ALOE • Amar BABHANIA • Charlotte PEDRICK • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Audrey PARSONS • Mark MOORE • Nithila LOGATHAS • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Phaedra CASEY • Richard GOBLE • Richard BAMBER • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Hannah KRULL • Surkhab LIDHAR • Des THOMAS • George SUMMERVILLE

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 21,705 participants have completed 234,800 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,174,000 km, including 34,816 new Personal Bests. A total of 871 individuals have volunteered 11,391 times.

 

Black Park not parkrun # 4

Black Park not parkrun # 4 from 6 to 12 July 2020

We’re back......in a manner of speaking.

OK, not the normal parkrun event that we know and love but the next best thing!

It’s been a strange and difficult past few months for most of us and if you’re like us, the absence of our regular parkrun and the community spirit it provided has made things even more challenging.

However, the Black Park parkrun community have risen to the challenge and have now completed week 4 of the not parkrun initiative, details of which are below.

During the course of this past week, 47 people ran, jogged and walked the 5k course of their choice, at a location of their choice; 13 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done everyone.

First male finishers were Charlie Edwards in 17:30 and Mark Korinek in 19:53

First female finishers were Kathryn Frost in 22:47 and Laura Hawkins in 27:14

For those of us with an enquiring nature, the days when participants carried out their personal challenge……….

Monday 7, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 2, Thursday 7, Friday 4, Saturday 20 and Sunday 5. I guess Saturdays still have a special place in people’s hearts.

Black Park not parkrun complete event history can be found here:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/notparkrunhistory/

Do remember to let people know about not parkrun, it’s fun and may help those struggling with the current situation.

Not parkrun

The not parkrun initiative is an effort to help people retain the parkrun community spirit by retaining a weekly 5k event that we can each participate in at a time and place of our own choosing.

The rules for not parkrun are below but please do remember to follow government rules about social distancing with any participating colleagues or other members of the public.

What are (not)parkruns?

In the absence of parkrun events (not)parkrun is an opportunity for parkrunners to submit a 5k walk, jog, or run, on a route of your choosing, on a day and time of your choice, wherever you are in the world and following appropriate guidelines for physical activity wherever you’re based. You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table.

For more information on (not)parkrun and how to get involved, please visit our FAQs.

The columns

  • (End)Date - the last date of the week by which (not)parkruns are grouped
  • parkrunners - the number of unique participants who have recorded a (not)parkrun.
  • (not)parkruns - the total number of (not)parkruns recorded for the given time period.

Results can be sorted and searched using the filters at the top of the table.

 

Non-parkrun report…. Quiz!!!

As from Monday 23rd March Black Park is closed to ALL visitors (Langley and Denham parks also shut)

With the shutdown of parkrun what could you be doing on a Saturday at 9am? Well there is always the parkrun Quiz!!

The inaugural Great Big parkrun Quiz

With no parkrun due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there was a new experience for all of us.

The lovely Vassos Alexander hosted a quiz at 9am on the parkrun YouTube channel. Over 2,700 people were viewing the Europe and South Africa edition at 9am GMT (with Australia/New Zealand having gone 11 hours before and North America going 5 hours later).

The questions were difficult, but some of our Black Park parkrunners did rather well. The best scores that we have heard so far were all 8 out of 15 (with the top 10 in Europe/South Africa scoring 11 and 12). Some of the UK teams were so keen that they had even participated in the Antipodean version before bedtime and were planning to join the American version too!

Well done to Black Park parkrunners Richard GOWER, the JARDELLA family and the MITCHELL family. Neck and neck at the finish line this week.

And the good news is that you too can watch it back to join in the fun, and get online next Saturday morning for the Great Big parkrun Quiz #2. Just search for the ‘parkrun’ channel on YouTube and the Live broadcast should be the first item at that time.
JZ

Black Park

I managed a freedom run before the park closed completely last week. It was very quiet and calm and the parkrun course was deserted. It will be there when we get the chance to return.

ML

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 21,587 participants have completed 233,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,168,550 km, including 34,704 new Personal Bests. A total of 864 individuals have volunteered 11,300 times.

 

Wash Your Hands!

This week at Black Park, 545 people ran, jogged and walked our fabulous course, of whom 34 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests (congratulations!). Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
Recently, due to COVID-19 we have seen the cancellation of many large events. As the situation progresses, we advise you to check the Parkrun website for any information-you will also get an email notifying you of any changes. You can also check the Parkrun social media.
The park was beautiful, leading to a fabulous run. The atmosphere was extremely positive in what is a very unsettling time for some, and we need to keep that up in the coming weeks! Kindness really makes a difference, so maybe check in on your relatives or friends and offer some support if they aren’t feeling their best (here is some advice about mental health and wellbeing).
A big thank you to our 26 Hi-Viz Heroes this week, as we would have no Parkrun without them:
David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • David MCSHANE • Chloe BREAGAN • Melanie Louise RATCLIFFE • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Harry GOWER • Alison THORPE • Sumayah SIDDIQI • John TOBIN
This week’s milestones-congratulations to everyone!
50 Club-Caroline WALSH, Donald PATERSON, John DOBBS, Sarah QUANTRILL
100 Club-Anne LEIGH, Christopher BEAVIS, Linda GAITSKELL, Nyree STEWART-BEAVIS
250 Club-Charlie EDWARDS, Hilary GRANT, Malcolm UNDERHILL
25th Volunteer-Richard GOBLE
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 21,587 participants have completed 233,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,168,550 km, including 34,704 new Personal Bests. A total of 864 individuals have volunteered 11,300 times.

 

Event 562 – ‘Leaping’ into Parkrun history

Congratulations to all of the 374 people who ran, jogged and walked the course this week; you have all taken part in a Parkrun first.  Since it began in 2004, the 29th of February has never fallen on a Saturday, so this was the first ever ‘leap run’!

Compared to recent events, turnout was quite a bit lower, no doubt thanks to the very wet weather! But despite weather more suited to ducks, 24 brave folks recorded their first ever run at Black Park and discovered a well-kept secret; it rarely ever rains at 9am on a Saturday. Sure enough this week was no exception, the rain cleared just in time to make conditions for the run actually rather nice (if a little muddy).

This week 4 runners celebrated their entrance to the coveted milestone clubs. Carol Coombs recorded her 400th Parkrun; 394 of those runs were completed at Black Park, so that’s 1,970 KM of the 4,000 KM that make up 400 runs! Mairi and Anthony Vodden crossed the finish line together, both completing their 100th Parkrun. They celebrated with the obligatory cake and I can personally confirm it was very tasty. And finally, Oliver Watson earned his first milestone t-shirt with 10 Parkruns under his belt. Congratulations to you all.

A special mention to Zippy Grice from Portsmouth Triathletes, the second male over the line this week who recorded a new PB.

Now for a couple of ‘leap’ stats; the 29th person over the line was Weeraphon Thongchumsaend (with a new PB too! Congratulations). And very satisfyingly, on the 29th day of the 2nd month, Sally Vigurs came over the line in 29:02

Now for a friendly reminder; could all runners please double check that their shoelaces are securely fastened before the start. Runners are reporting a fair few people running with shoelaces that have come undone, and as the Black Park course covers lots of stony paths it’s very unforgiving of runners who face plant the ground. So please, save your faces and tie your laces!

Finally, next Saturday Parkrun is participating in International Women’s day. Statistics show that women are more likely to worry about taking part, so Parkrun would love everyone to encourage female friends and relatives to come along and run/walk their first Parkrun. To celebrate women’s participation in the voting process, purple (the colour of the suffragettes) has been chosen as the colour to wear.

 

A huge thank you to our heroes in high-vis:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Stuart R EVANS • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Stephen R MITCHELL • Diane KENDALL • Amar BABHANIA • Chloe BREAGAN • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Alice COBURN • Des MERRIGAN • Joe HARVEY • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Karen DAVIES • Alan HAYES • Martyn SMITH • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Harry GOWER • Sumayah SIDDIQI

 

Milestone Runs
This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 Club – Oliver WATSON

50 Club – Kalpana THANVI

100 Club – Mairi VODDEN, Anthony Vodden

Congratulations to all those that joined a new milestone this week.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.

 

Male placings:

Andrew PENFOLD (VM45-49) of Farnham Common Joggers and Wheelers was first over the line in 17:30

Zippy GRICE (VM45-49) of Portsmouth Triathletes was second over the line in 18:32

Charlie EDWARDS (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC was third over the line in 18:41

 

Female placings:

Joanna EDWARDS (VW50-54) (unattached) was first (39th overall) over the line in 23:24

Kathryn FROST (VW50-54) (unattached) was second (42nd overall) over the line in 23:4

Maanya KUMAR (JW11-14) (unattached) was third 55th overall) over the line in 24:34

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Kevin MCDONALD (VM55-59) of Hillingdon AC – 81.47% for the time 19:31 (5th overall)

Andrew PENFOLD (VM45-49) Farnham Common Joggers and Wheelers – 81.05% for the time 17:30 (1st overall)

Zippy GRICE (VM45-49) of Portsmouth Triathletes – 78.96% for the time 18:32 (2nd overall)

 

 

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).

 

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,482 participants have completed 232,435 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,162,175 km, including 34,551 new Personal Bests. A total of 859 individuals have volunteered 11,210 times.

 

Wind and rain won’t stop us

Black Park parkrun
Event number 561
22nd February 2020

Despite the recent bad weather, our hardy Black Park parkrunners were not put off and we had another great event. The wind was howling at 6am on Saturday but by 9am it was less windy, dry and good weather for a February run. The park itself had suffered a bit over the past few weeks from the wind and rain with twigs and small branches scattered all over the paths. Thankfully, it didn’t impede our runners and everyone finished safely.

This week 710 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers, thanks to them as we couldn’t put on the event each week without them:

David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carolyn FRYER • Denise NISBET • Karen ALOE • Peter TOUGH • Raymond John HOYLE • Liz MACARTNEY • Denis KERBY • Audrey PARSONS • Richard ELLIOTT • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Des MERRIGAN • Thomas HAYWOOD • Fred CLEMENT • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Linda HOPE • Jose Ramon POLO LOPEZ • Marie KOUHI • Emma FRYER • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sue DAVIE • Thomas EARLEY

The following people achieved milestone runs this week:

10 Club

Alicia BUSHELL, Darcey WHITE, Grace MINTER, Noah HOMER

50 Club

Alex COCKCROFT, Tansie DAVIES, Whitfield BRYAN

100 Club

Kim REES

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 21,458 participants have completed 232,061 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,160,305 km, including 34,516 new Personal Bests. A total of 856 individuals have volunteered 11,176 times.

 

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.

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