Event 72 – 24/2/18

The One with the parkrun Celebrity

It was another cold one last Saturday as we made our way down to the park to set up for the week's event. Thank you to our 21 volunteers who braved the elements to make sure your parkrun could go ahead!

Chris TAYLOR • Lauren BAKUNOWICZ • John MALCOLM • Emma DANDO • Gary PEET • James PEET • Phoebe TAYLOR • Nick BURNSIDE • Jodie BINCH • Marianne BURFORD • Stephanie BIRD • Harry BURNSIDE • Ann GRAHAM • David CARVER • Edward PORTER • Roger WIESLI • Penny MARSDEN • Tracey CARVER • Tracy MANN • Ted HALLETT • Jackie HALLETT


We were joined by 134 runners and walkers this week, including Simon and Iris doggie and a parkrun uk NEWSLETTER celebrity!


Joanne and Alice from Long Eaton parkrun joined us for a run last weekend. To read their parkrun story click HERE. We hope to see you both soon...although Joanne did say Brierley Forest was much harder than Long Eaton which is considerably flatter.


Twenty-three first timers came to run our course this week including the lovely Etherington family mum and dad Marianne and James with their daughter Molly and her friend Jess!


We were also joined by twin sisters  Emily and Victoria. Both touring from Markeaton and Bushy Park! Other tourists travelled from Rowington, Leeds and Lancaster including Ben and Louise Gill from Lancaster.


It was PB's all round as 24 we're recorded including Darren and Paul who rang the PB bell with new times of 20:43 and 20:48!


And MASSIVE congratulations to Sarah North who celebrated her parkrunaversary with us too. A year ago Sarah ran her first parkrun at Mansfield in a time of 36:18, today she completed the course in 26;53! What an achievement...well done Sarah from all of us! We're extremely proud of you.

First male and female to finish the course this week were Neil Cope with a new PB time of 17:18 and junior Caitlin Dodds in a time of 23:25.

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

We are please to announce that our paper token competition has now ended as token 76 has returned from its little holiday on my mantlepiece. The lovely Rachel Richard won the paper token prize of a free parkrun anywhere in the country last weekend. Congratulations Rachel! We are, however, on the lookout for parkrunner number 89 this week who will be our 3000nd/th (not sure which that is?!?!) participant to cross the Brierley Forest finish line!

Tomorrow, our parkrun regular Nick Burnside of Sutton in Ashfield Harriers fame will be your Run Director! Please be kind with him...we're hoping he will become a regular to the team.

See you all in the morning.