CAN YOU HEAR ME AT THE BACK?
It was all about the sound this week. We had fancy new bigger, better and louder speakers for Run Director Ray to impart his wisdom upon the 1583 athletes assembled at the start line. Turns out some of you would rather talk louder than listen to Ray! But if you could hear him at the back please let us know, we'd like the feedback (no pun intended).
As ever folk flocked from all around the country (and world) to run at Bushy
Suzanne and Russell win the award for the furthest away parkrun. They're from Mount Ainslie in Canberra, Australia. It's a beautiful trail course, but fraught with dangers; during the inaugural run an athlete was taken out by a kangaroo and ended up with a punctured lung and broken rib. They also have deadly snakes. Apart from that it's well worth a visit.
Rob (in the middle) is running 30 different parkruns for charity, this was run number 25. He's also run at Swansea, Ludlow, Crewe and Peterborough to name a few. The other four were running their first ever parkrun.
As ever our 51 fantastic volunteers are the backbone of the run. It was an especially good and jolly team this week, so please say an enormous thank you to the following people.
Helen AYTON, Jude BENNETT, Nick BLANCHARD, Phil BLUER, Christopher BOX, Luca CERASALE, Carolyn COOPER-BURROWS, Ray COWARD, Matthew CUNLIFFE, Christine FRY, Paige GOODWIN, Richard GRAY, George HARRIS, Robby HEDGES, Jamie HEPWORTH, Heather HODGE, Andrew HOWARTH, Susan HOWARTH, Melanie HOWES, Emilie HOWES, Ann JACHMICH, Amber JACKSON, Jack KENNEDY, Bert KIDWELL, Margaret LE FRANC, Catelin LE FRANC, Paul LEVENE, Max LILLYWHITE, Janet LIVESEY, Rodney Howard MCCULLOCH, Paul MOORE, Laura Helen MOSLEY, Lucy NOBLE, David NOBLE, Michelle O'GORMAN, Zainab OSAMA, Zaid OSAMA, Carmen PALMER, Michael POMFRET, Lucy PORTER, Simon R, Ian RILEY, Hannah ROBERTSON, Nick SAVILL, Anna SAVILL, Duncan SCOBLE, Kerry SCOTT, Jonty STEGMANN, Adam STEPHENS, Wendy STOKES, Carol SWAFFER
Why not get involved and volunteer? You won't regret it. It's fun and free.
It was a glorious blue sky sunny day with temperatures of 17ºc, no wind and good conditions underfoot. In fact it was a perfect day to be a parkrunner at Bushy.
Duncan said it last week, but it's true. The parkrun love for Elisabeth is a wonderful thing. I stood there for a few minutes and don't mind admitting I had a tear in my eye. Try it sometime, it reinforces everything that's good about parkrun.
2. Scott O'Connor 16:24
3. Robert Eveson 16:32
1. Karima Harris 19:14
2. Laura Thomas 19:29
3. Cordelia Parker 19:34
1. Miguel Caeiro 17:54
2. William Stark 18:48
3.Vishal Madhan 19:02 New PB
1.Juliet Drury 20:42
2. Alice Roberts 21:27
3. Francesca Bird 22:04
80% age grading
Very impressive stats this week especially to the amazing Jane Davies with 95.43%. Three of these athletes also got PB's: Andrew Edge, Dan Domeniconi and Szymon CHOJNACKI.
We love to queue
Congratulations to the following athletes who achieved these milestones:
None this week, but bubbling under are Nigel Poole and David Worth both on 499. Call me mystic Meg but I predict cake and fizz next week . . .
Gemma Brierley-Rutter who got a PB to boot!
Jem Srai. She was the most improved runner last year with 20 PB's and managed one today as well!
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