Event #40 23rd June 2018

Good evening parkrunners

I really hope you've all enjoyed the scorching weekend, heaps of sports on TV, cricket, rugby and apparently an international football tournament?
Monday soon comes around doesn't it......

What a fab start to the weekend we had yesterday morning with event number 40, practically perfect conditions for parkrunning. The atmosphere on Sworders Field certainly reflected the weather.

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A full roster means a very happy RD - THANK YOU.
Our volunteers were praised highly yesterday with comments commending the marking out of the course, thank you to the set up team, the regulars are a funny bunch and arriving on the park at 7:30am is made easier by having them there.

Our resident  photographer Peter certainly captures you all in good spirits, I hope you enjoy his pictures.
Steph Miller ran her last UK parkrun with us yesterday, she's off to Adelaide Australia, she has checked that there is a parkrun nearby. She wanted me to pass on her thanks to the awesome volunteers who make parkrun possible. Good luck Steph!

We have a birthday, Zak is 7 today, he also ran his 20th parkrun at Castle Park yesterday beating Dad Charlie by a whopping 6 seconds. Well done Zach and Happy Birthday!Image may contain: 1 person, tree, shoes, child, basketball court, plant, sky, outdoor and nature


Onto the run, this week 333 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 103 recorded new Personal bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Our first male finisher was Jack Galloway with a time of 16:46

Our first female finisher was Madeline Piron with a time of 21:22

The event was made possible by 28 fabulous volunteers:

Paul FREYNE • Sarah MACKAY • Peter BEATTY • Julie WITCHALLS • Oliver LAST • Victoria MADDOX • Chris CHEW • Ursula FOOT • Iwona KWIDZYNSKA • Simon BARRIE • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Claire CADZOW • Sunny NEAL • Chris BROMHAM • Kobus SMITH • Patricia POOLE • David SZULC • Annabel KANE • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Laura MELLING • A C KIRBY • Paula FROST • Andrew MORRIS • Charlie READ • Harry LINES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=40

Next week sees a brand new run director, Tory is a regular parkrunner and prolific volunteer, one of the regulars in course set up (part of the funny bunch I mentioned earlier). Tory's volunteer roster is FULL - thank you AGAIN!!!!!
Please make Tory welcome and show her the usual Castle Park parkrun support and love especially during the pre-run briefing - looking out and addressing 300+ faces for the first time is quite something.

Enjoy the rest of your evening, and the coming week of some serious summer heat, don't forget your SPF!


Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Alastair, Ben, Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily and Tory