Brighton & Hove parkrun #642 January 11th 2020

Big numbers today  569 of you. Lots of living up to those New Year resolutions, well done and keep it up.

The pre course check was particularly useful this week as it is the first time we have had to remove a Christmas trees from the course.

We also had to sweep up some glass from the path, thanks to eagle eyed Ollie Pendlington for spotting that.

Only one milestone today, Mike. Ball ran his 250th, he did this in an understated style, wearing only a few balloons to mark the occasion.

Impressively over 11% of our runners achieved a new PB today, including 2 out of our first 3 runners, well done to all of you.

36 were first timers and 65 recorded new PB's. 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 38 volunteers:

John P DOHERTY • Nick DRY • Cliff EVANS • Paula CHESSELL • Kelvin MACDONALD • Joan LENNON • Steve COURT • Brian RUSSELL • Rosanna RAVEN • Fred DICKINSON • Louis WHITE • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • Darcy WHITE • Carmel O'MALLEY • Sue DUNKLEY • Keavey DOYLE • Richard CHESSELL • Matthew DUFFELL • Max PRESCOTT • Derek RAVEN • Eben RODDIS • James CORNFORD • Henry COPPARD • Frederick GEORGE • Finley KAYE • Matthew ROCKWELL WOLF • Lisa ELBOURNE • Emma WHITE • Koryn GEORGE • Isaac WEINER • Katie GUNNELL • Freya MAINPRIZE • Mathias PAVLIDES • Edwyn WILSON-VERRALL • Olivia PAVLIDES • Milo HODLER • Joseph HOLLAND • Daniel HOLLAND

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

We had a few pacers out on the course today and it was really great to hear them encouraging the runners around them.  If you are trying to achieve a specific time or a PB they are a great support to egg you on.  Or if you want to volunteer but still want to run consider pacing, there are runners that will benefit from it at every level and you could help someone a personal goal.

Today there were quite a large number of finish tokens not returned at the end, we do need a full set each week so if they go missing each one has to be replaced. If you have accidentally taken one home and find it later in a pocket, or in the wash please return it to one of the team next week.

Good news! We have now raised enough to buy our own defibrillator. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who so generously donated either online or in person. We hope to have our own available by the end of the month.

See you all at the start line next week.

Rosanna