Brockenhurst parkrun #280 – 01st December 2018

The continuous rain and grey morning did not deter the 100 brave souls who ran or jogged our hilly but well protected course. We must say a huge thanks to our fantastic team of Volunteers who produced a perfect set of results despite the damp conditions when the Finish area was the wettest part of the course!

We welcomed 15 first timers from as far afield as Durham and representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to the 10 who shrugged off the conditions to record new Personal Bests and to Peter Doughty of Westbourne AC who led the field home for the 2nd time, only 6 seconds away from his PB set on the College course! Well done also to Caroline Pemberton of New Forest Runners who led the ladies home for the 6th time and also set the highest Age Grade score.

parkrun of course is not a race and not about the fastest finishers. Everyone has different reasons for taking part but getting or staying fit is a common motivation. We applaud the walkers as much as the runners and it's great to see the progression that people of all ages make. This morning, Graham Waters, one of our regular walkers decided to leave his Nordic poles at home and jog and walk to an impressive new PB by over 5 minutes! Well done Graham and to everyone who sees improvement in their fitness levels through parkrun.


Many thanks to our great team of 16 volunteers who made this morning's event possible:

Mick ANGLIM • Mike SMITH • Ellie PRITCHARD • Micky PRITCHARD • Helen LAMB • Peter HAIGH • Arthur LOMAX • Russ LOMAX • Dorothea KENNARD • Sarah BUTLER • Gail LYDFORD • Steve ANDREW • Peter WILSON • Anthony KENDRICK • Tanya BAILEY • Maddie HARRIS

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 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 who ran a time of 16:13 on 13th January 2018 (event number 273).
The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).

Brockenhurst College Records:
The female record is also held by Ellie Marie MONKS 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 Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 7,158 participants have completed 30,048 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,240 km, including 4,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 392 individuals have volunteered 3,808 times.