What a great turnout this morning at Parkrun – it was our fourth highest attendance ever! Perhaps some of you have New Year Resolutions to get fitter in 2019, but don’t forget to include some volunteering in your road to fitness. Parkrun is only made possible by the volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, just contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to get to know new people and help is available if you are not sure what to do.
I do hope that there were no problems with parking as we have been asked by the Council to try to encourage parkrunners to car share if possible. Perhaps if you live in the town you could consider walking or cycling to Nowton Park, especially as the weather starts to improve in the spring.
There may have been some issues with timing today, as one of our stopwatches stopped working. If any of you have an incorrect time, please get in touch and we can amend your results.
Congratulations to Michelle Gidney for completing her 100th Parkrun today, and to David Roberts on his 50th.
Here follows the official parkrun report.
This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Maureen MCCARTHY • Sarah MANSEL • Claire BROWN • Martin ALLUM • Rod MANSEL • Alan BRAY • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Cem HAVA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Macauley DELO who recorded a time of 15:45 on 11th April 2015 (event number 96).
The female record is held by Holly Alexandra ARCHER who recorded a time of 17:48 on 5th August 2017 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Thomas THAKE who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 29th December 2018 (event number 281).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 7,083 participants have completed 54,959 parkruns covering a total distance of 274,795 km, including 9,498 new Personal Bests. A total of 484 individuals have volunteered 3,513 times.