Cambridge parkrun #479 29th June 2019

Summer has arrived in Cambridge and 471 participants braved the heat for the 479th parkrun at Milton Country Park. Today the Newmarket Joggers supplied the majority of the 42 volunteers, including myself. There were 44 first timers, some of whom are seasoned parkrunners, with 13 completing their first ever parkrun, we hope you will come back again for your second parkrun next weekend. An impressive 45 runners achieved new PBs, clearly the heat didn’t slow everybody down too much!

Two runners completed their 50th parkrun, well done Rachel Broome and Rachel Pilsworth. Beccy Taylor completed her 100th parkrun. Two juniors, Jasmine Jackson and Megan Parker, completed their 10th parkruns.

First over the line was Harry Anderson-Chapman from University of Bath Triathlon club, in a time of 17:01. Second and third were both recorded as unknown – don’t forget your barcode if you want a time! First female finisher was Charlotte East of Cambridge and Coleridge AC in a time of 19:47. Second and third were Fiona Tideswell (19:55) and Rachel Porter (20:29). Two runners achieved an age-grading of over 80%, James Stocker (81.2%) and Rod McKee (80.11%), both from Huntingdonshire AC.

Thank you to all the volunteers, without you there would be no parkrun: Pamela ABBOTT, Rachel ALLEN, Chris AYLMER, Jon BROOKER, Baz COLLEY, Joseph CORMACK, Chris DARLING, Ruth EBERHARDT, Elke HAUSLER, Helen HENRY, Jan HOLMES, Mary HOLMES, Susan HORROD, Paula HUGHES, Lisa JENNINGS, Richard JONES, Sarah KINSTON, Leslie LAWRENCE, Sarah MARTIN, Lynda MCCORMACK, Carol MCINTOSH, Ben MOSS, Brian MUNNS, Emma NEWMAN, Jill NOBLE, Sonia ORRISS, Adam ORRISS, Jenny OSBOURN, Malcolm OSBOURN, Sianie PAINTER, Hannah PARSONS, Mike PITT, Sarah SALES, Mike SALES, Christine SHAND, Alexia SMITHSON, Brent SWANN-AUGER, Tony TARRANT, James Nicholas THOMSON, Kate WARBOYS, William WINTER, Jim WITHERS.

Since the first Cambridge parkrun, 9.5 years ago, 19,540 participants have run, jogged and walked a total of 860,295 km. That is almost 21.5 times the Earth’s circumference.

This was my first visit to Cambridge parkrun and I loved the course, the shade from the trees was much appreciated on such a hot day. With the wooded paths and glimpses of large expanses of lake it would be easy to forget that you are so near to a city. Within 6 hours of getting home I’d already recommended the event to a friend who is visiting Cambridge next week.



Cambridge parkrun # 439, 8th September 2018: As brought to you by the Coldham’s Common team!

On Saturday, members of the Coldham’s Common parkrun team were running the show at Milton. It all went swimmingly, everyone behaved well and we are now looking forward to the days when we have a choice of parkruns in Cambridge! Well done to Tracy and the team, all the best for when you’re up and running (so to speak).

All of this happened free from the keen eyes of the Event Directors – Gary had his own wedding to attend and I had an appointment with a wetsuit. The trying-on and taking-off was a full workout in itself. I felt sorry for the poor man who had to wait around outside the changing room while I wrestled myself into it, and then out again after it was deemed the correct size. He’s new to his job and the grunting, muttering and heavy breathing may well have had him wondering whether or not intervention was required.

Anyway, so a run happened. 547 of you walked, jogged or ran around our lovely course. There were 47 first-timers at Cambridge, of which 19 of you ran your first parkrun. Welcome to the family, we hope you had a great time! There were also 82 of you who ran faster than ever before - well done!

Aesthetically pleasing times were set by: Michael Melarkey 18:18, Walden Ian 20:02, Tom Matthams 21:12, Lucy Browne 22:22, Miguel Torres 23:23, Charles Howard 23:45, Brian Munns 25:25, Ben Argyle and John Raftery at 25:52, Joe Townsend 27:27, Alice Hodkinson 28:28, Ben Dowding 29:29, Nick Picton 30:30, David Wyatt 32:32, Gaynor Roberts 34:56, Carrie Bateman 35:35, Christian Youell 36:36 and Joanne Howard 39:39.

We had a wealth of volunteers – 43 of you helped to put the run on, thank you very much. These were: Colin SELTZER • Jane M WILSON • Russ LADKIN • Andrew PARSONS • Nigel LOW • Richard LYLE • James STOCKER • Kay SWEENEY • Michaela JOYSEY • Emma GREAVES • Justin Anthony GREAVES • Mark SMALLWOOD • Tracy HUTCHISON • Alexandra REED • Mary HOLMES • Hope HUTCHISON • Katherine Jane HODSON • Amelie KIRCHGAESSNER • Monica KRYLANDER • Martin Daniel HORROD • Melanie TINDALE • Isobel HOGG • Mauritz KRYLANDER • Fiona MACDONALD • Karoly ERDOS • Evert BOKMA • Ricky MITCHELL • Mary MITCHELL • Tim DAVISON • Janet DAVISON • Pauline KNIGHTON • Clare BACCHUS • Callie VANDEWIELE • Parminder LALLY • John LAMBOURNE • Lauren GREAVES • George PAKE • Simon WALL • Susan HORROD • Liz GIBSON • Sam GIBSON • Patricia KNIGHT • Diane BLACKWELL

If you’d like to volunteer, have a look at the roster for the available positions and email It's great fun and there are plenty of different roles to try.

See you on Saturday!

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