Bury St Edmunds parkrun report - Event number 312 17th August 2019
SOME BIG NUMBERS: 335 AND 250
Oh what a wonderful parkrun morning! The rain of the preceding 48 hours, far from dampening our collective spirits, saw parkrunners turning up in numbers not seen at Bury St Edmunds since April, the 5th highest attendance since we started back in 2013.
The grass and mud were a little slippy in places, but Nowton Park was bright and warm and made for the perfect setting for celebrating some landmark runs: Elaine’s 50th, Mark’s 150th, Sarah’s 200th, Peter’s 200th and – hats off – Karen’s 250th!! There were visitors aplenty too, including Janette came from the Netherlands, who your run director completely forgot to name-check during the briefing, so apologies to you Janette and we hope you had a lovely run.
The positive feedback from several of you about the bright, shiny new megaphone, making its inaugural appearance, was much appreciated, nearly as much as we all appreciate the very generous donations that made its purchase possible. You really are a wonderful bunch!
It wasn’t just runner numbers that were high. The volunteer roster was positively overflowing and the team did a wonderful job of making things run smoothly from set up to shut down. The event was made possible by 18 volunteers: Patrick HANNAH • Christine ANTHONY • Ian GOODERHAM • Jenny MORGAN • Eloise BIRD • Emma COLE • Dean SYKES • John CULLUM • Rosemary MARTIN • Kirsty WEAVERS • Stephen DAWSON • Stuart SHEPHERD • Lucy DAWSON • Lydia SIMMONS • Imogen BLACK • Ronnie FARMER • Olivia COLE • Benjamin CARPENTER
Currently, numbers remain a little low over the next few weeks, so, please, if you’re having a break from running or attending to support another runner, do consider volunteering. It’s very rewarding, seeing everyone enjoying themselves. Just email us at email@example.com
This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Holly Alexandra ARCHER who recorded a time of 17:48 on 5th August 2017 (event number 213). The male record is held by Sebastian ANTHONY who recorded a time of 15:37 on 10th August 2019 (event number 311). 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 8,108 participants have completed 63,577 parkruns covering a total distance of 317,885 km, including 10,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 531 individuals have volunteered 3,935 times.