Lots of people are talking about running today, as Eluid Kipchoge managed to complete marathon distance in Vienna in 1 hour 59 mins 40 secs. He managed to keep a very steady pace of between 2:50 – 2:52 minutes per kilometre – at that pace he’d complete a parkrun in 14 minutes 10 seconds.
373 of you walked, jogged or ran at Chipping Sodbury parkrun this morning, on a course described by run director Sonia as ‘soggy – particularly at the back’ in the run briefing. It was chilly start too, and the kit keepers were kept busy as people de-layered after the first lap.
The biggest puddle of the day was just as you entered the woods, and this caused a slight delay as people navigated round or tried to jump over. There were also a few of you with wet feet.
Today we had 44 first timers and 42 PBs -we hope that the first timers will al come back!
Milestones this week were:
50 milestone – Paul COX (34 @ CS)
10 Junior Harry PITTS all at CS
And so to the results!
First Male and first finisher was Benjamin MAHONEY 17:57 – a very well travelled parkrunner with plenty of volunteering under his belt too.
First female was Lucy WALLACE in 19:20 from local club Bitton Road Runners with a PB shaving 22 seconds of her time from March. Lucy also had the second best Age Grading today at 77.33%
Top of the age grading table was Valerie BROWN on her 48th parkrun achieving 84.53%
Tourists were spotted (based on club affiliations) from Yeovil, Leicester, Reading and Lowestoft.
Thanks to all of the volunteers – remember there are roles that allow you to volunteer and participate.
Don’t forget that next week 1625 Independent People charity will be selling bacon rolls to raise funds for the work they do supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Thank you to Richard Harris for volunteering to write this excellent run report.