Cambridge parkrun #437 27/08/18 Run Report

Sorry for the delay in writing up this week’s run report – I’m going to blame the Bank Holiday weekend for distracting me! Hope you all had a good long weekend (with apologies to those who had to work) after starting it off in the best possible way with Cambridge parkrun!

Another week of excellent conditions and we had 488 finishers, including 19 first timers who were brand new to parkrun. As always, we hope they enjoyed their first parkrun and that we’ll see them again soon. In particular, I want to mention Victoria Spratt, who contacted us on twitter last week to say that she had been inspired by her daughter’s run at Junior parkrun (a 2K junior only event held on Sunday at 10am also at Milton Country Park) to try her own first parkrun – we were so pleased that she came along this week and she says she’ll be back, hurrah!

Our first finisher this week was regular parkrunner Chris Darling, making it look easy with a 15.58 time, just a few seconds off his PB. Chris has now completed 263 parkruns, of which 210 have been at Cambridge. In contrast, our second finisher - Ben Jones - was running for the first time at Cambridge. Ben usually runs at Worcester parkrun so we hope he enjoyed his visit with us. Third through the finish funnel was James Walker who ran a new PB of 17.08 on his 66th run – congratulations James. First lady was one of our first timers – Silvia Peruch – who ran an impressive 20.30. Lucy Hutchinson and Hannah Hall followed closely behind and finished together in 21.18 and 21.19 respectively.

Our most prolific parkrunner this week was Nick J. Haigh who has now completed 390 parkruns. He’s a while off the next milestone which will be 500, but we did have some runners joining other clubs this week. Juniors Thomas Faupel and Ellis Gardener both ran their 10th run, which qualifies them for the white 10 t-shirt. Four runners ran their 50th run – congratulations to Nick Picton, Jo Horley, Brian Munns and Andrew Winter. Well done in particular to Brian who managed a PB as well! Nobody ran their 100th parkrun with us this week, but Colin Seltzer joined the 250 club – Colin ran the very first Cambridge parkrun back in January 2010 and has since run with us a further 205 times. That’s a lot of times round the lake – congratulations Colin!

Finally, a couple of requests. Several of our finish tokens go missing each week and although we have spares, our stock is dwindling. If you’ve accidentally taken a finish token home one week (and we know it’s easily done!) then please could you return it to us? It would be much appreciated and would help save us some money.
Secondly, we had some reports on Saturday of pushing between parkrunners. Please remember that we are all out there to enjoy ourselves and at the end of the day, it’s a friendly, community event and nobody should be behaving aggressively.

Thanks go to this week’s merry band of volunteers:
Amelie KIRCHGAESSNER  •  Andrew CORBETT  •  Andrew O'DOWD  •  Anita LEWIS  •  Callie VANDEWIELE  •  Catriona CURRY  •  Charlotte HITCHEN  •  Chris HARRIS  •  Chris MARTIN  •  Christina YOUELL  •  Claire DAVIS  •  Colin SELTZER  •  Emma GREAVES  •  Fiona MACDONALD  •  Fiona MCDAID  •  Frederick CHEUNG  •  Gary COLE  •  Helen D JOHNSON  •  Helen HENRY  •  James STOCKER  •  Jenny PAYNE  •  Jessica ROOKE  •  John JOHNSON  •  Jonathon MARSH  •  Julia DECESARE  •  Justin Anthony GREAVES  •  Katie TWEEN  •  Lisa CLATWORTHY  •  Liz GIBSON  •  Loles GARCIA DIAZ  •  Lynsey ROLFE  •  Marisa JOHNSON  •  Marky THOMAS  •  Mary HOLMES  •  Mike DIFRANCO  •  Mike PITT  •  Neil TWEEN  •  Rebecca TAYLOR  •  Russ LADKIN  •  Sam GIBSON  •  Susan HORROD  •  Tony CHAPMAN  •  Una MANNU  •  Wendy JOHNSON

If you’d like to sign up to volunteer for one of the next few weeks then please email cambridgehelpers@parkrun.com, sign up on the whiteboard by the café or send us a message on social media (@cambparkrun). I’m away from parkrun for the next couple of weeks so there’s also a spot on the roster for a run report writer if anyone fancies it.

Happy parkrunning,
Katie