An even paced event
The deadly accurate Even Pacers
This week at Bushy, we had even numbered pacers to help park runners target a specific time. The pacers aimed to complete the 5k at the target time they had been assigned, starting at 20 minutes and going up to 34 minutes. There were eight in total: Stefan Krueger, Krysia Smith, Rob Phillips, David Morley, Andrew Howarth, Jack Kennedy, Richard Gray and Timothy Jacob with daughter Grace.
We had two runners join the 250 Club this week. Step forward Richard BAGGOTT and Angela MACSON to claim your pristine green shirts.
Huge congratulations this week to Brett VAN GELDER, Christine SHACKLADY, Rachel SMITH and Rhiannon BOTHA for completing their 100th parkrun.
Well done also to Jessica TUCKMAN, Sally Jane CARY, Katie BARTHOLOMEW, Neil RYAN, Alan PONSFORD, Simon NOTTAGE, and Pauline PARFITT for doing their 50th event and finally to James DERRICK for completing his 10th parkrun.
Sally celebrates her 50 parkruns in the usual manner
The ASL Eagles, (The American School of London team) made the trip to parkrun this week for the first time with 17 of their athletes.
There were also visitors from as far afield as Australia, South Africa and Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Closer to home there were also runners visiting from other parts of the country, such as Lancashire.
The Bushy Park locals ensured that they were there to cheer the runners on
Highest place finishers
First finisher this week went to a first timer at Bushy, junior parkrunner James KINGSTON, who is a member of Tonbridge Athletics club.
Finishing second was Harry SMITH of Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC and rounding off the top three was Ben HOWARD. Both these runners also ran personal bests, achieving impressive times of 16:16 and 16:30 respectively.
Second junior was also a first timer at Bushy Park, Max DUCKWORTH of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, who was fifth overall with a time of 16:52!
The first female finisher meanwhile was Maddy WHITMAN of Belgrave Harriers in a time of 18:19, just 17 seconds outside her personal best.
Huge thanks must also go to this week’s volunteers; there were 59 in total and were led by the Run Director, Andy Wingate.
Finally thank you to all the 1,123 runners who took part, we look forward to seeing you all next Saturday – same time, same place!
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