Brockenhurst parkrun #281 – 08th December 2018

After last week's deluge it was a relief to have dry and mild conditions for the 151 people who ran or jogged the course today. We welcomed 14 first timers and visitors from as far away as Jo'burg. Modderfontein there is Clive Dawkins' local parkrun and has a huge attendance record of over 1,800 runners!! Even that is dwarfed however by the 2,500+ runners at one of the Durban parkruns!!

The Finish Team discussed those statistics while everyone was out running (with plenty of elbow room!) and agreed that we're more than happy with our current record of 265 runners!

Representatives of 24 different clubs took part with New Forest Runners dominating those numbers as usual. NFR has 277 runners who have participated at Brockenhurst which is only just short of the total for the next three Clubs combined!

Many congratulations to the 22 who recorded new Personal Bests and to first time visitor Calum Nicol of Thames Valley Harriers who led the field home in 17:28. Well done also to Val Sesto who led the ladies home for the 16th time and set the highest Age Grade score of almost 80%. Despite Val's Ultra achievements her 21 runs at Brockenhurst have averaged 19:42, have always been faster than 21 minutes and PB'd with 18:56! Some consistency.

In a slightly younger Age Category we had twin W10 sisters, Cerys and Morgen Davies from New Forest Juniors starting their parkrun journey. Does anyone remember having twins run before at Brock?

Cerys was the fastest Junior girl today with a very respectable 24:02 first run while another NF Junior, M15 Samuel Cooper, set a new 18:56 PB to lead the Junior men home to finish in 5th place!


Many thanks to the 13 volunteers (including 5 Juniors!) who made today's event possible and PLEASE consider volunteering at least 3 times a year:

Mick ANGLIM • Sarah Charlotte REJCHRT • Pauline BREEZE • Jo MURPHY • Amelia MURPHY • Ellie PRITCHARD • Robbie PRITCHARD • Micky PRITCHARD • Helen LAMB • Peter HAIGH • Chris APLIN • Peter WILSON • 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 7,172 participants have completed 30,199 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,995 km, including 4,973 new Personal Bests. A total of 392 individuals have volunteered 3,821 times.