Bracknell parkrun #255 1st February 2020 by Jane Light
315 parkrunners took part on Saturday and braved the ‘soft’ conditions – mud pretty much all the way round.
We couldn’t have run without the volunteers so thanks to Andy, Anthony, Callum, Cameron, David, Doug, Eleanor, Emily, Evie, Finley, Heather, Izabelle, Joanna, John, Joshua, Kate, Kerry, Laura, Marcel, Martin, Megan, Mike, Paul, Samantha and Stephanie for marshalling, scanning, timing, setting up and down, pacing, directing and all the other jobs that are needed to stage a parkrun. As always, if you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Welcome to the 11 first timers trying out their first ever parkrun and well done. It’s not always that muddy….. And well done to the 48 people who achieved a personal best (PB) this week, an amazing achievement considering all that mud.
Our parkrun this week saw several milestones achieved. Well done to Junior Ollie who completed his 50th parkrun this week and has run many many junior parkruns too.
Another junior, Josie also celebrated her 50th parkrun alongside Chris Ashenden who ran his 50th, 44 of which have been in Bracknell. Elayne Faubel completed an unofficial milestone of 200 parkruns too.
Huge congratulations to Jo Everitt who completed her 100th parkrun, also running the majority of her runs at Bracknell.
Our biggest milestone achievement this week was Judith Guest who ran her 250th parkrun. Judith started running parkruns in 2014 and although she has run 181 of those at Bracknell, together with husband Robert, she has been working her way through the parkrun alphabet and they have run all but a couple of the hard-to-get letters now, running at 38 different parkruns.
Judith is very well known in the Bracknell parkrun community and is an inspiration to us all, especially those of us who now resort to ‘age grading’ to assess our running as we get older. Judith’s average age grading percentage is 79%, and she regularly achieves age grading of over 80%. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to an age adjusted 5k time of about 18 minutes for women and 16 minutes for men. So it’s not surprising that Judith holds the age group record at 15 of the 38 parkruns she has run. An amazing achievement. Well done Judith. And thank you for all the volunteering you have done too.
See you all next week!