What a lovely day for a run in the park! There was perhaps a slight chill in the air this morning, but something must have been just right, as 33 of our 95 runners and walkers set new personal bests!
Well done to the 13 people that participated in their very first parkrun today – welcome to the parkrun family, and we hope you’ll be back soon! We also welcomed a further thirteen people joining us at Canons Park from other parkruns for the first time; we hope you enjoyed the course and the company, and we’d love to see you again sometime!
Congratulations to today’s first finishers:
- Joe Gammell (men)
- Sharon Donovan (women)
- Saam Kyu Smart (junior boy)
- Sakeena Rajpal (junior girl)
Thank you to all the fantastic volunteers who helped make today’s parkrun safe and enjoyable for everyone, four of whom were junior volunteers, setting a great example for all of us by helping out. Please do take a look at our future roster and get in touch if there is a slot that you could help us with. It really is an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to give something back to your community.
Speaking of community, I'd like to take this opportunity to share information about the following events taking place in the coming weeks here in Canons Park:
- Litter Pick in Canons Park on Sunday 23 April 2017, from 10am to 12pm. We would be delighted if you could join us, even if you cannot manage the whole two hours. We will be supplying all equipment and gloves, as well as light refreshments during the rest break. Looking forward to seeing you on the day - we will only cancel if it is absolutely pouring! Sharon Graham - Friends of Canons Park
- Be a part of history - Help get Rotary in London into the Guinness World Records. On the 7 May 2017 at 11am we will be simultaneously planting 1000 Allium Bulbs in Canons Park. Rotary in London is trying to break a Guinness World Record - the simultaneous planting of a flower bulb. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make a note of these events in your diary. We get tremendous support from both of these organisations, and it would be great to give something back! If you could register your interest via the ‘events’ tab on our Facebook page, it will give an idea of numbers.
Thank you all again so much for joining us at Canons Park this morning. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, and we’ll see you next week!
Keep on running!
This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Canons Park parkrun Results Page.
Joe GAMMELL (SM20-24) of Harrow AC, was first over the line in 18:55 - second time in 2 appearances.
Chris HUMPHRIS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:34.
Daniel DALQUEN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:55.
Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 24:47 - first time in 17 appearances.
Jacqueline BOWLES (VW45-49) of Metros RC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 25:44.
Kim HASSARD (SW25-29) of Metros RC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 27:28.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) – 73.03% for the time 24:47 (20th overall).
Chris HUMPHRIS (VM40-44) – 71.89% for the time 19:34 (second overall).
Andrzej WARHAFTIG (VM65-69) – 70.45% for the time 24:15 (17th overall).
The female record is held by Sasha BIRKIN who recorded a time of 00:19:52 on 26th November 2016 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Malcolm MUIR who recorded a time of 00:17:02 on 10th December 2016 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 85.66% (17:47) on 31st December 2016 (event number 13).
Canons Park parkrun started on 8th October 2016. Since then 827 participants have completed 2,347 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,735 km, including 635 new Personal Bests.