What a morning, the sun shone and ice cream was served. We had a record turnout for our anniversary event and fittingly Andy Inchley led home a field of 217 in a time of 17.29. For those of you that don’t know, Andy was very helpful in getting our course approved last year and in providing the backing of AVDC for the new event, he even led the volunteer team at our inaugural. First lady home for the 6th time was Sarah Rendell in 19.40, a great run from Sarah in matching her achievement is being the fastest female in our debut event. In perfect running conditions a whopping 50 people including our brilliant photographer Chris Scadden recorded PB’s, see the link to some of his fantastic shots from yesterday FabPhotos
It is always pleasing to see new faces joining us and 18 people enjoyed the parkrun experience for the first time today, welcome to the fold and we hope to see you next week.
Ahead of today’s run awards were presented to some of our most regular volunteers and to the winners of our points competitions. The points award is for the most consistent runners over the past year. The men's award was awarded to Jonathan “the flying” Fox who has completed the Buckingham course a whopping 49 times and volunteered 3 more whilst the women's award was won by Debbie “does marathons” Morris who has either run or volunteered a 45 brilliant times. As the French would say chapeau to both of our winners – could you follow in their (well-worn trainer) footsteps this time next year?
Next Saturday we may well have another bumper turnout, word on the street is that a large contingent from Milton Keynes are planning a pilgrimage along the A421 to the hallowed grounds of Bourton Park. As Deputy Mayor of Buckingham Paul Hirons so rightly said ahead of starting this weeks run, we may not have a premier league football team but we certainly have a premier league park – here, here!