Welcome to this week's run report celebrating our latest record-breaking attendance, many thanks to Susan Gaszczak for writing the report this week. And thanks also to Steve Meekins for the fabulous photos which you can find on our Google Photos account: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kop1k8gPhUSzJLY4A
Sat on the sofa this evening pondering what to include in this week record breaking run report! Yes, go on, groan it is another record breaker, 754 like-minded, wonderful people gathered and ran, jogged or walked 5k together! That makes us the 58th most popular parkrun in the country! There are ‘just’ 698 weekly parkruns in the UK.
Welcome to the 89 first timers - especially Thea Truman, age 4 (pictured in her fetching pink trousers) who walked her first park run at 59 mins and 6 seconds! High five that young lady - your responsible adults deserve a little praise too! Surely, she is our youngest parkrunner this week?
This week my daughter, Sarah – a fellow parkrun addict, shared a parkrun post that made me really think:
5k is 5k! Run, jog or walk and complete it in 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 mins – it is all the same.
So, let’s celebrate the parkrunners finishing 40 mins or later. This week we had 96 of our parkrun family complete their 5k in 40 mins or more. Included in those there were:
12 Personal Bests (PB)
Nina SCHILLER, Jaimini SOLANKI, Lisa KNAPP, Molly FLANAGAN, Maja LLOYD, Haggai OLUKUTUKEI, Isobel DAVIS, Angela BURTON, Mohini SOLANKI, Debra COOPER, Alison BOND, Kevin LEWIS
25 First Timers (that makes the PBs 37 in my books!)
Paul ROACH, Samuel VALE, Daisy LUSCOMBE, Alan FAUBEL, Elayne FAUBEL, Sarah LUSCOMBE, Hailie SMITH, Carys LLEWELLYN, Bethan LLEWELLYN, Jill WATERSON, Chris POWELL, Anne Marie TIERNAN, Julie MANSER, Hannah EVISON, Ryan VERRALL, Josephine LA MONTAGNE, Larisa ANDRONACHE, Patricia HOWELL, Caroline VERRALL, Chloe CARPENTER, Peter MAHER, Kaysey VERRALL, Thea TRUMAN, Neena SOMAIYA and Stewart TRUMAN
Well done and welcome! Can I warn you it gets a bit addictive?!?! 21 parkruns and I am hooked!
Love also has to go to the parkrun volunteers! 30 of us volunteered this week. Most roles take only a short time to complete AND you can volunteer and run, jog or walk… Take a look here at the roles available to you.
Thanks Susan. To round things off, here are the usual stats:
Event number 264
18th January 2020
This week 754 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 89 were first timers and 119 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Helen MACAULAY • Katerina FELLAS • Alistair BALDERSON • John O'CONNOR • Kikawatford WATFORD • Katie BALDERSON • Daniel BALDERSON • Lynda HERRING • Emma JEFFREY • Anya WESOLOWSKI • Marian LLOYD-JONES • Angela NEMBHARD • Sandra CHILD • Steve HODGE • Michael DUDLEY • Simone KNAGGS • Carol BUGEJA • Aileen BRENNAN • Martin GARDNER • Isabella AITKEN • Carole SMITH • Caron WILLIAMS • Mary FARRY • Kiran MISTRY • Susan GASZCZAK • Sarah GASZCZAK • Gema MISTRY • Steven MEEKINS • Gerwyn Ll WILLIAMS • Carolyn SIU
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Cassiobury parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Adam BOWDEN who recorded a time of 14:42 on 26th December 2015 (event number 45).
The female record is held by Ellie BAKER who recorded a time of 17:05 on 16th November 2019 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 98.46% (18:23) on 25th July 2015 (event number 22).
Cassiobury parkrun started on 28th February 2015. Since then 11,685 participants have completed 89,786 parkruns covering a total distance of 448,930 km, including 15,676 new Personal Bests. A total of 968 individuals have volunteered 6,181 times.