Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 607
18th May 2019
A hundred years ago on this date, a number of monumental events took place across the world. This included the Post World War I peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles being signed, the largest airbus being flown in France, Captain James Cook landing in Hawaii, and the failing of the siege of Leningrad, marking the end of the Russian Revolution. None of these compare to the legendary Brighton Table Tennis Club players making a very special appearance at our run! Congratulations and thank you to all of them for exemplifying what a true sporting, inclusive spirit can bring to a community.
In total this week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests.
Well done to Sue Briscoe who completed the course for the first time with her dog Toby; not to be outdone, her husband Martin Burgess achieved a spectacular new PB of 23:31, shaving 20 seconds of his previous time.
Paul Whelpton was extremely impressive achieving the highest male age-rating of 83:21%; Clare Pirie, not only led the field for the women with an age-rating of 78:21%, but also did so whilst running a PB of 21:11 – her 3rd PB in the last month. We need to know what you are eating for breakfast Clare!
Representatives of 29 different clubs took part and the event was made possible by 36 volunteers:
John P DOHERTY • Peter GOLTON • Nick DRY • Mike BALDWIN • Joy DOBBS • Justin DOBBS • Tracy Caroline EATON • Brian FRIEND • Joan LENNON • Peter HARWOOD • Karen CLINTON • Michael HOWARD • Michelle BOND • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Eva ADJARE • Brendan SPELLMAN • Simon BUTTON • Max DAVIS • Shawn BUCK • Toby SIMPKIN • Daniel PORGES • Hugh KENYON • Jon BINNEY • Lisa ELBOURNE • Shahriar VAZIRI • Anne BALDWIN • Sam HARWOOD • Freya MAINPRIZE • Joe WALKER • Katie HOFFELNER • Louis MAURICE • Ben CLIFFORD • Llewellyn CURTIS • David G BUTLER • Tegan SCHAFER • Abdullah AL-SAHAFI
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84). The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528). The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).
Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 19,834 participants have completed 197,505 parkruns covering a total distance of 987,525 km, including 32,923 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,644 individuals have volunteered 13,867 times.
Have a great week running and walking – look forward to seeing you next Saturday….