This was the beautiful scene that greeted the 214 people who ran or jogged our course on a lovely, sunny autumn morning. We welcomed 46 first timers and representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
Congratulations to the 23 who recorded new Personal Bests and to our Wilverley course Record holder M30 Simon Heath of Brighton Phoenix who led the field home for the second time in an impressive 16:33, just 20 seconds from his PB here set a year ago. Simon's outright parkrun PB is a swift 15:26 along the pan flat promenade course at Worthing so his 16:13 Wilverley Record is even more impressive as it's only 14 seconds slower than the alltime Brockenhurst Record on the College course! Simon looking remarkably unruffled after his run:
The ladies were led home for the 19th time by W45 Val Sesto in 20:56 with W30 Vicki Clarke of Hardley Runners just 7 seconds behind in a new PB for the course. Val below:
Our top Age Grade scorer for the second consecutive week was M70 Barbara Walton of Lymington Triathletes who ran 26:11 and scored 85.04%:
We were treated to 3 official Milestones with:
M50 Colin Beardshaw joining the 100 Club:
M40 Clive Cosby and W40 Sharon Herman joined the 50 Club:
M35 Kris Woollard of Black Park parkrun ran his 150th but the Loyalty Award undoubtedly goes to Steve Welch who ran his 200th parkrun with every one of them at Brockenhurst!! Well done Steve:
We all know how tough the Wilverley course is with the steepness of the final hill being particularly brutal. Phil Mosley's buggy Record of 20:03 will take some beating as M40 Phil ran a parkrun PB of 16:14 in Southampton last month and he's been an Elite GB Triathlete in the past. What chance then of a 'non runner' getting round that hilly course at speed with a double buggy? M35 Jamie Lowe ran his first ever parkrun here just 3 weeks ago in 34:04 pushing his two children. Today Jamie ran a PB 26:08!!
One last Milestone today as I completed my 300th Volunteer occasion. I have a head start over most parkrun Volunteers as I have written the Killarney parkrun Run Report since a family wedding there and I've only volunteered at Brockenhurst on 197 days. I'm claimimg the 300!
Please consider volunteering at least 3 times a year as many of the roles won't stop you running.
Many thanks to the 13 volunteers who made this morning's event possible:
Mick ANGLIM • Jan ANGLIM • Mike JURD • Katrin PRITCHARD • Yvonne PADDY • Peter ELLIS • Chris APLIN • Lauren HOLMES • Michael RYAN • Tracy LINNEY • Steve ANDREW • Anthony KENDRICK • Caroline IRWIN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brockenhurst parkrun Results Page.
Wilverley Inclosure Records:
The female record is also held by Ellie Marie Monks of Southampton AC who ran a time of 18:29 on 18th February 2017 (event number 188).
The fastest dog-assisted female time is held by Sharon Louise Singer of Canicross New Forest in a time of 16:58 on 20th October 2018 (event number 274).
The male record is held by Simon Heath of Brighton Phoenix who ran a time of 16:13 on 13th October 2018 (event number 273).
The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley of New Forest Runners who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).
Brockenhurst College Records:
The female record is held by Ellie Marie MONKS of Southampton AC who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).
The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE of Horsham Joggers who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).
The male Buggy record is held by Andrew Boyd of Dulwich parkrun who ran a time of 19:05 on 11th May 2019 (event number 303).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).
Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 8,893 participants have completed 37,508 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,540 km, including 5,941 new Personal Bests. A total of 435 individuals have volunteered 4,521 times.