06.07.19 #74

We reached our 1000th new person to try Bressay parkrun today!! Congratulations to our 1000th newbie - Sydney Australian’s own Melvyn Cox who had travelled up specially to do the UK’s most Northerly parkrun. His partner Catherine Cox had celebrated her 100th parkrun at Bushy park (the original parkrun) last week. Celebrations were happening amongst Bressay’s true stalwarts too with a 50th parkrun cake for Kayleigh Gear, Amanda Sinclair’s 25th volunteering milestone and Kristen Saunders doing her 10th Bressay parkrun. It was a great day for exotic visitors with representatives from Boston USA, Sydney Australia, Whitley Bay, Sheffield, Inverness and someone from South England who’d travelled down from Yell this morning. Sadly today also marked the last Run Director shift for Jamie Tomlinson for a while - we’d like to wish Jamie all the best for his Canadian adventure and hope he comes back to us soon. There were 62 people running, jogging and walking the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests (a major feat given the headwind on the last 2km!). Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

Our volunteers are the very best and we would like to thank them all - especially the Cafe Crew who were run ragged with the flurry of hungry but happy parkrunners. Today’s ‘high vis heroes’ are as follows:

Mervyn LINKLATER • Kate WILLS • Leanne GEAR • Rosie MORGAN • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Janice HAMER • Anne BATESON • Kayleigh GEAR • Kenneth GROAT • Derek ROSS • Maureen BURKE • Babs ROSS • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Susie FOX • Janice BURGESS • Jamie TOMLINSON • Emily GIFFORD

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

The female record is held by Jenny BANNERMAN who recorded a time of 18:17 on 20th October 2018 (event number 39).

The male record is held by Steve DAYE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 53), and by Matthew O'CONNOR who also recorded a time of 16:39 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 72).

The Age Grade course record is held by Susan LINKLATER who recorded 87.67% (23:07) on 6th October 2018 (event number 37).

Bressay parkrun started on 20th January 2018. Since then 1,002 participants have completed 3,220 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,100 km, including 597 new Personal Bests. A total of 149 individuals have volunteered 1,121 times.