Belatedly, here is the link to Greg’s photos of Event # 282, on 2nd October 2021. Thank you, Greg!
This week 404 people ran, jogged, and walked the course - including representatives of 25 different clubs - made possible by 33 volunteers
The first two finishers entered the funnel a minute ahead of the next runners – Sam ADCOCK ran a new PB of 16:24 and Robert EVESON of Stragglers (16:29) was a first time visitor here with 380 runs to his name (he was the most prolific finisher today).
By coincidence, this week’s first female finisher (Kate LOACH) finished in the exact same time as last week’s first female finisher (Rachel HAMILTON) – 21:46.
The 283rd finisher at our 283rd event was Jennifer BENGE of RunThrough in 31:41.
If you were the “unknown” runner in position #297 … please return our finish token when you can! There was only one token missing this week. Please remember, folks, that finish tokens are not souvenirs, and that there is a cost to the event to replace tokens that go walkabout. Thank you.
Full results can be found here.
Many runners turned up in their London Marathon t-shirts from this year and yesteryear, with the new t-shirts being impossible to miss!
Thank you to all the volunteers
- Russell MATTHEWS • Linda HALL • Abigayle BLANSHARD • Michael HARPER • Mandy LLOYD • John O'CONNOR • Kate PICKARD • Josephine HARVEY • Glyn JAGGER • Anya WESOLOWSKI • Stephen HOBBS • Keith HEWETT • David FENWICK • Chantal PEZOT • Emily MCKILLOP • Nathan PASKELL • Kerry STOCK • Abbie HEWETT • Lily HARPER • Alexandra HILL • Susan WATTS • Scarlett SIMMONS • Sophie ARGENT • H SINGH S • Carole SMITH • Mary FARRY • Bill O'NEILL • Valentina KNOWLMAN • Stephen CADWELL • Gerwyn Ll WILLIAMS • Toby BASSETT • Ann DAVIDSON • Sharon DAVIDSON
A total of 1,035 individuals have volunteered 6,801 times at Cassiobury. Three of this week’s volunteers – Abbie, Toby, and Valentina – took the plunge for the first time (with Valentina giving the briefing for first timers and tourists, then going on to run a new PB of 23:56 … proof that volunteering helps you run faster?!). If you’d like to know more about volunteering, please click here; and for the future roster click here. Thank you.
32 people were first timers
Welcome to those who were new to ANY parkrun: Iain CLARKE • Luke HABBIJAM • Conor CARNEY • Agnes TURK • Oliver FALEK • Simon DOUGAN • Izabela KURPIEL • Warren SHAW • David BARTON • Suzannah COLSTON • Jerry WALLIS • Deepricha THAKUR • and Abiodun ADEOYE.
Tourists included Nick BAGGOT and Juli WOOD from Maidenhead, who stopped by with some lovely comments about our park, event, and volunteers. They had first attempted to visit Cassiobury on the iconic “leap day” – 29th February 2020, the only chance to parkrun on this date until 2048! – when, sadly, we had to cancel due to flooding, so we’re very pleased that they made it this time and that they enjoyed their visit! After a misty start to the day, the sun appeared and the cool and calm made for ideal running conditions, so they definitely saw the park at its autumnal best.
If there is a parkrun equivalent of a “student exchange program”, we were unknowing participants today! The first runner to turn up in the morning was the aforementioned Robert EVESON from Bushy, where parkrun all began 17 years ago; and, simultaneously, Cassiobury regular Susan GASZCZAK made the Bushy pilgrimage appropriately attired in her new purple 25 milestone t-shirt. Please see link to news about new milestone t-shirts.
60 athletes recorded new Personal Bests
PBs by runners on more than 50 runs were: Helen MACAULAY (21:58) • Daniel BALDERSON (25:37) – outrunning dad Alistair on this occasion! • Emma Jay GARDNER (23:05) • Catherine CARROLL (25:33) • Martin GARDNER (26:41) • Matthew POTTER (23:03) – at his 69th run, Matthew finished in 69th position • Scott SMITH (27:07) • Lisa KEOGAN (21:53) • Jayesh PURBHOO (19:56) • and John CURRAN (26:24).
Special mentions go to young Eli WALKE who recorded yet another 2021 PB, of 28:42; to returning visitor Lucas HUMPHREYS who lopped off over 9mins to finish with a new PB of 31:04, having trained on the tough Gadebridge course; and to Graham HALL who marked his 10th parkrun with a new PB of 28:04.
VERY special mention goes to Sarah ROBERTS of Dacorum and Tring – just 4 weeks ago we reported that she had set a new age-graded record, and we doubted that this record would ever be broken … well, she’s done it again! Sarah ran a new PB of 21:48 and Cassiobury’s age-graded record now stands at an amazing 105.58%.
Well done to all!
- 150 (unofficial!) = Hudson HERRING (with Charlie the Jack Russell!)
- 100 = Danny BRODERICK • Bobby BROOKS • Mohammed MASKIN
- 50 = Nicholas CAMPBELL • Martin AUSTIN
- 25 = Jake RAYNER • Amy PHILLIPS • Maggie PROSTKO
- 10 (juniors only) = Jordan WALTERS
Congrats to all! Check your profiles* to see how to claim your official milestone t-shirts. (*Go to a recent results or volunteer email and click through from the orange "manage my profile" button)
See you next week, folks!