Cambridge parkrun #480 6th July 2019

Another warm summer (sweaty!) parkrun this week – as always, a wonderful way to kick off the weekend. We welcomed 499 runners and walkers and a whopping 90 of them set new PBs! A quick scan of the results highlighted some particularly notable performances:

- Congratulations to first female finisher Becky Hair who ran 18.31 for a new PB.
- Christian Lee ran his 50 th parkrun and in doing so managed to set a new PB of 20.02 (tantalisingly close to sub-20… maybe next pacing week Christian?!)
- Regular VC and member of the core volunteer team Catriona Cole took 20 seconds off her previous best to run 23.47
- Janay Fehr had a week off pushing her double running buggy and the resistance training has clearly paid off as she ran a storming 26.41, her first time under 27 minutes.
- Caroline McGonigal gets a mention for being my mum and running a new PB of 27.08!

We welcomed five new entrants into the 50 club – well done to Andrew Butcher, Christian Lee, Stephen Stretton, T Barber and Joanna Harbour as well as junior Lucius Vellacott who ran his 10th run (also with a new PB).

23 people ran their first ever Cambridge parkrun this week; at the other end of the scale, our most prolific parkrunner was Kristy Guneratne representing St Radegund RC on her 425th run.

As I’m sure many of you will know, our hosts Milton Country Park are a charity and the car parking money goes to directly to the park. If you’d like to show your support for the park in another way then do consider voting for them in the Fields in Trust awards www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park I spotted some other parkrun venues on the list too, so also worth looking at if you’re thinking of some parkrun tourism.

Thank you to all the volunteers this week, including our lovely pacing team who I am sure helped with the many PBs that were set.
Paul BELZAR, Steve BUCHAN, Andrew BURGE, Neil BURNS, Adam CARE, Emily CHANNON, Lisa CLATWORTHY, Gary COLE, Catriona COLE, Sophie DARLING, Julia DARLING, Nicola EDE, Karoly ERDOS, Thomas GEORGE, Eleanor Evelyn HALFPENNY, Antony HELLIWELL, Rob HEWLETT, Nicki HIGGINS, Dom HILL, Mike HORSCROFT, Charles HOWARD, Marisa JOHNSON, Mick JOHNSON, Michaela JOYSEY, Carola KANZ, Stefan KAYE, Eleanor LIMB, Tom LINDFIELD, Jo MCGOWAN, Geoff
MEADS, Ricky MITCHELL, Mary MITCHELL, Richard MOORE, Valerie MORGAN, Jenny PAYNE, Stuart PAYNE, Louisa PHILLIPS, James STOCKER, Brent SWANN-AUGER, Anna TUKE, Katie TWEEN, Tom WOMACK, Ben WOMACK, Mark YEATES and Caroline ZAKRZEWSKI.

Pacing week will be back on the first Saturday in August so let us know nearer the time if you fancy having a go.
Until next parkrunday,
Katie

 

Cambridge parkrun run report – 3rd November 2018

PUDDLES! The recent rain meant we saw the return of Milton parkrun’s now infamous muddy puddles this week. Who took delight in splashing through them? As we head deeper into autumn and onto winter they are likely to be a regular feature. Can we remind people of the importance of running through the puddles and not suddenly changing direction or stopping to try and avoid them. Last winter saw a nasty accident caused by someone trying to avoid a puddle and it would be great if this winter we managed to avoid any broken bones. Oh and don’t forget a change of shoes and socks, if like me, you can’t bare having your post run cuppa with soggy feet.

It was pacing week this week, with 498 of you walking, jogging and running your way round the course. The puddles didn’t seem to hold people back, with 75 of you gaining a new PB. I hoped the pacing helped. Well done to, Callum MOLLOY, Matt JERVIS, Andrew THOMPSON, Thomas GRAFF, Matthew FEETENBY, Michael QUINN, Matthew WINGATE, Robert HOFF, Johnny ATKINSON, Edward SHAKESPEARE, Lucy BROWNE, Thomas MORGAN, Johnny POOL, Ella WHITTLESTONE, Paul TAYLOR-CRUSH, Andy BOUTLE, Duncan MARRIOTT, Nick GREEN, Michael HAWES, Jake SAUNDERS, Ian STEWART, James DODDS, Hasan BLOWER, Ana SPRINGHAM, Emma DE SALIS YOUNG, Roseanna MCMAHON, Fiona MACDONALD, Andrew CLARK, Rosie TASKER, Alistair DAY, Emma DOWNIE, Peter BRISBOURNE, Laura PHIPPS, Zoe CAVENDISH, Hillary TAUNTON, Alfie TAPLIN, Lucy CRYER, Zoe GILL, Douglas MCMILLAN, Jane CUNDLIFFE, Ellis GARDENER, Elizabeth STOREY, Maighread IRELAND, Sarah MEARNS, Andrew SAMBELL, Rebecca NG, Ineta PORAKYTE, Jackie HEY, Helen THROWER, Natasha STOREY, Grace CLARK, Martin PAYNE, Richard HAMES, Paul WRIGHT, James MILLS, Bonita WARD, Leah MILNE, Helen MCMILLAN, Jane STYLES, Deb UNITT, Nick JARVIS, Tilly SHARP, Charlotte TAYLOR, Eve HOPLEY, Rhian DIXON, Jane LEWIS, Pauline STEWART, Genny BAILEY, Daisy TEMPEST, Katie HARPER, Karen MEIKLE, Andria LAWS, Jenny SUMMERTON, Jane FOWLER and Joy ERASMUS.

Welcome to the 26 of you who completed parkrun for the very first time, we hope you enjoyed it and will be back soon for more.

It was event 447 for Cambridge parkrun this week and the runer to finish in position 447 was Marysol F. BELL. Marysol has completed a total of 138 parkruns. 136 of those at Cambridge, with a smattering of tourism thrown in for good measure. Marysol ran her very first parkrun back in 2013. She has also helped to ensure Cambridge parkrun can take place 108 times, volunteering every year since 2013, including 9 times so far this year. Thank you very much :-) If you would like to help to ensure Cambridge parkrun can take place over the next few weeks, take a look at the future roster, where you will be able to see what volunteer roles still need covering.

First to finish this week was Ben TRIGG, in a time of 17:51. Richard MOORE, was second across the line in 17:57, with Callum MOLLOY (junior) hot on his heals in a time of 17:58. For the ladies, Helen BARRY was first to cross the line in 19:54, followed by Kristy GUNERATNE in 20:27 and Natasha TREAGUST in 20:36. Edward SHAKESPEARE, was the second junior to cross the line in 22:05 and Thomas MORGAN was third in 22.25. Amy GLEMAS was the first female junior to finish, in 28:00.

It was a busy week for run club runs. Bob STOREY, Caroline BUTCHER, Elena CHICULITA, Jack PAKE, Sarah PAKE and Stephen ROSE all ran their 50th parkrun, while Sarah Bell ran her 100th. I look forward to seeing you in your new tops shortly.

It just remains for me to thank Milton Country Park for hosting us and the 49 volunteers who allowed this event to take place. Diane POTTER • Pauline BLAKE • Rebecca ANDERSON • Barbara BENNETT • Julia SUDBURY • Chris GAY • Stephen BENNETT • Linda CROOK • James STOCKER • Michaela JOYSEY • Katie TWEEN • Richard JONES • Lisa CLATWORTHY • Andrew PARKER • Neil TWEEN • Mary HOLMES • Fiona NIMMO • Elaine HENDRIE • Marisa JOHNSON • Karl JONES • Paul BELZAR • Catriona COLE • Mike HORSCROFT • Jenny PAYNE • Adam WILLIAMS • Gary COLE • Jackie TOMLINSON • Tony TOMLINSON • Geoff MEADS • Brent SWANN-AUGER • Ross DUNSMORE • Cameron DUNSMORE • Antony HELLIWELL • Parminder LALLY • John JOHNSON • Carola KANZ • Jakob KANZ • Eleanor LIMB • Sally STEWART • Tom LINFIELD • Stuart PAYNE • George PAKE • Leslie LAWRENCE • Danielle GREENE • James PEARSON • Robert MORGAN • Susan HORROD • Jessica ROOKE • Ben MOSS

See you all soon, Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)

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