Event number 348 – 18th September 2021

It was a cool and misty morning for the 156 people who ran, jogged and walked our course today. We welcomed 56 first timers and representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Despite the good numbers there was exemplary’social distancing’ before the start:

Congratulations to the 20 who recorded new Personal Bests including both of our young, first time First Finishers from New Forest Runners. M15 Callum Olden set a new PB of 17:54 in front of his club mate M18 Sean Harnett.
W20 Katherine Charles led the ladies home and W11 Sophie Cotroneo was the first Junior lady.

As well as leading the field home on time it was Callum Olden who set the highest Age Grade score with 75.42%.
W60 Gail Lydford of New Forest Runners and one of our regular Volunteer Co-ordinators, set the highest Age Grade score for the ladies as well as setting a great PB after 62 runs at Brock.

There were no official Milestone runs today but we were visited for the first time by two ‘super tourists’ from Teesside. Mark and Susan Symmonds are both in the 250 Club but even more impressive is the fact that they have both visited over 100 DIFFERENT parkruns!
Mark is seen below celebrating that tourist Milestone:

Although we had to negotiate for the return of Brock parkrun after lockdown we are much more fortunate than our fellow parkrunners from Yeovil Montacute which has been suspended indefinitely. W35 Nikki Channon and her four friends have been parkrun tourists since July and today chose Brockenhurst for her Hen Party. Running in a huge chicken outfit on any parkrun course would be a challenge but despite finishing 20 minutes behind her parkrun PB Nikki was still smiling at the Finish!:

Our thanks go to the 19 volunteers who made today’s event possible:

Sue TIZARD • Mick ANGLIM • Jan ANGLIM • Alice RUDD • Phil RUDD • Pauline BREEZE • Marian OATES • Kevin ANGLIM • Mike BRUCE-BURGESS • Paul BAILEY • Jo MURPHY • Peter HAIGH • Max DAVIS • Darryl STEVENS • Vivienne BAXTER • Peter WILSON • Hilary BRUCE-BURGESS • Christopher POTTER • Benjamin DAVIS

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 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 9,865 participants have completed 41,722 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,610 km, including 6,350 new Personal Bests. A total of 469 individuals have volunteered 4,892 times.