Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 126
13th April 2019
This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
Before the run started we had the opportunity to thank Lynda and Eric Webber for all of their support for our parkrun. Up until October 2018, they were both regular volunteers at our parkrun – Eric has volunteered 84 times and Lynda 50 times at Clacton Seafront parkrun, so it was lovely to see them both again and to thank them for their support, more on our wonderful volunteers later in this report.
We have 2 milestone runners celebrating their 50th parkrun and qualifying for their Red T-Shirt, congratulations to Colette HARVEY who has done all 50 of her runs at Clacton Seafront, and to Shaun SWINBOURNE who is also a regular runner at Clacton Seafront.
The placings were as follows:
Male: Matthew BRAYSHAW (18:16), Russell GOODRIDGE (20:21, a first time runner at Clacton Seafront), James CALNAN (21:26 also a first timer at Clacton Seafront)
Female: Kirsty WRIGHT (21:16), Liz BRIGHT (25:10, a new PB) and Treena CARDNER (25:44, a first timer at Clacton Seafront parkrun)
Well done to you all.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for parkrun, volunteers and participants you will all be entered into a draw along with the volunteers and participants from our event on the 20th April 2019 for a free entrance to the Colchester Zoo Stampede 10k event.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Chris BALL • Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Brian BISHOP • Eric WEBBER • Nichola TAYLOR • Caroline FOSTER • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Val HAYNES • Maria BLANCHE • Peter JAMES • Daniel CASEY • Mitchell ROSE
We are incredibly lucky to have many amazing volunteers at Clacton Seafront parkrun, who are much valued members of our parkrun community.
Pete INMAN (who does the amazing photos) has volunteered at our parkrun 79 times, Paul CRAWFORD who is usually found on Timekeeping has volunteered 60 times, Daniel CASEY (who marshals at the turn point by the Toby) has volunteered 59 times which is made even more fantastic by the fact that he will shortly be celebrating his 80th birthday !! At the start of May the lovely Gillian MORRISON will be back volunteering with us, Gill has already volunteered 62 times.
parkrun wouldn’t be possible without the support of all of the amazing volunteers, so our thanks to you all.
On Saturday 20th April 2019 we have our Easter parkrun, where they will be haribo’s or chocolate available for all post event.
Maria and I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).
Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,913 participants have completed 15,204 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,020 km, including 3,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 282 individuals have volunteered 1,813 times.