Braunstone parkrun #321 17/12/2016

We had a volunteer takeover from city centre based club West End Runners at Braunstone parkrun this week with Simon Mayes from the club making his debut as Run Director.

The weather was cold but dry and reasonably still so some fast times were made as runners took advantage of the great conditions. The volunteers made for an encouraging crowd and we even had Leon Charikar playing the bongo drums halfway up the middle hill!

Richard Whitelegg of Leicester Coritanian was the first finisher this week in a time of 17:31, whilst Charlie Austin of Wigston Phoenix was the first female finisher in 19:17.

Overall there were 299 finishers this week, with there being 18 first timers to Braunstone parkrun, of whom 8 were first timers to parkrun completely. Well done and we hope to see you back again soon!

In addition, there were 55 PB's recorded by runners this week, which meant just under 20% of the field recorded new records! Some great achievements by those runners.

Well done to Paul Sharratt of Team Anstey, Michael Lydon, Nicky Jones of Huncote Harriers, and Kevin Pearce who all recorded their 50th runs this week. Well done all on achieving those landmark t-shirts!

Thank you to West End Runners for taking over the volunteering roles for this week. As always, Braunstone parkrun relies solely on volunteers so if you are able to help in any future weeks please contact It is great fun!

Simon Mayes, run director