Event 77

We don't make big announcements about the milestone wristbands at the start of the Bushy junior parkrun event otherwise the run would start very late. But if you have not heard about the milestone wristbands then let me explain. Once you run your 11th, 21st or 50th junior event you have earned one of the junior parkrun milestone wristbands.

This month we awarded a half-marathon and a marathon wristband. But if you have reached a milestone and not received your wristband, then do let us now after your run so you can collect yours.

There was a lot of fun and smiley faces today and everything went as smooth as ever thanks to the amazing volunteers. I say this every month, but the volunteers were just awesome once again. Thank you everyone.

We had a potential problem as there was another run in the park, a 5k or two lap 10k. The route for these runs crossed our junior path route so we had quick chat with the other run director of the event, and I am pleased to say that everyone from both events were very polite and responsible which made the marshals job very easy and enjoyable. It was so nice to see two generations of runners appreciating and respecting each other. It is a shared park and there was a mutual understanding that safety comes first.

There were 45 first timers, which is still a lot of juniors being introduced to the event. There were also some very high age graded percentages, notably by Lydia LOUW (JW11-14) was graded 81.23% for the time 07:25 (third overall). Abdirahim HAMUD (JM11-14) was graded 79.38% for the time 07:03 (second overall). Hanad AHMED (JM11-14) was graded 75.28% for the time 07:03 (first overall).
If you like your stats, Bushy junior parkrun started on 1st April 2010, and since then 3,821 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 15,248 runs covering a total distance of 30,496 km.
Over 30,000 kilometres covered!

The circumference of the earth is 40,000 kilometres. We could have relayed 3/4 of the world!?