Saturday's run showed how wonderful the parkrun community is, especially in a crisis. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful runners and marshals who were fantastic support when one of our regular runners collapsed on the course. He was given excellent care and we are pleased to report that he is doing well. He was being kept in hospital overnight for observation. If we get any updates we will of course pass them on.
This does of course highlight the brilliant idea of having your ICE details on your barcode. Should anything happen, those nearest and dearest to you can be informed straightaway. You can access your profile from the links in any email from parkrun and add those details - then remember to reprint your barcodes! The more durable barcodes that you buy can have these details added too. Please please consider updating your details if you haven't already.
It was abit damp (summer is well and truly here!) on Saturday, but it didn't stop 194 of you crossing the finish line. We welcomed 13 first-timers (including one extra special one. More on him later!) and a whole host of tourists from Workington, St Albans, Penrith, Finsbury, Rutland Water, South Manchester, Yeovil Montacute, Barrow and Dartford parkruns.
32 of you ran a new PB. Congratulations all of you, including first finisher Ross Landon, Mark Moody, Francesca Bee and juniors Jenna Carruthers, Aidan Carruthers and Evie Little.
Massive thanks as always to all our volunteers............
Allan CAMPBELL • Andrew Stephen GRAHAM • Andy BAKER • Annika STUMPF • David FIRTH • Jen MOODY • John BEE • Kelly PATTISON • Kevin MULVEY • Kieron CARRUTHERS • Kirsty MAHONEY • Liam O'NEIL • Lucy JACKSON • Simon DOLMAN • Susan REYNOLDS
You may notice regular timekeeper Neil Errington missing from this weeks list. That's because it was his birthday, and he celebrated by doing his first (and possibly only) parkrun! A huge well done Neil from all of us! Unfortunately, noone got a photo!
Please get in touch if you'd like to help out. If you've never considered volunteering before we'd love you to give it a try. If you're available through the summer holiday period it would be great to have you. I am biased but I really think volunteering enhances the whole parkrun experience! Each role gives you something different:
Marshalling allows you to cheer everyone on and appreciate different parts of the course
Barcode Scanning lets you put faces to names
Funnel Managing means you can shout (nicely) at people trying to scoot through in the wrong order (my favourite role!)
Use the links at the bottom to get in touch, or you can visit the volunteer page on our website for more information.
3 milestones to report from Saturday. Andy Caven and junior Jamie McGough joined the 50 Club, while Matt Begg did his 100th parkrun. Well done guys. I don't think Matt will mind me saying that when he turned up to do his first run, there weren't many of us who thought he'd be back! Over those 100 runs he's gone from strength to strength and it led him to the startline of the London marathon this year. The power of parkrun!
Ross LANDON (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 16:50 - 5th time in 7 appearances
Callam PLUNKETT (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 16:52 - has been first to finish on 30 previous occasions
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) of DH Runners, was third over the line in 17:07 - has been first to finish on 37 previous occasions
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 2278 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 2244 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 1929 pts.
Tanya COATES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 21:48
Julie DODD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 22:16
Emma WRIGHT (JW15-17) of Carlisle Aspatria AC, was third (35th overall) over the line in 22:29
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 2273 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 2228 pts.
Bethany DUFFY (DH Runners) 2141 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Colin DONNELLY (VM55-59) was graded 84.70% for the time 18:18 (6th overall).
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) was graded 78.58% for the time 17:07 (third overall).
James BUIS (VM35-39) was graded 78.32% for the time 17:18 (4th overall).
Have a great week and see you Saturday,