This week's event had a lot to live up to what with the epic New Years Day event so no pressure for me at my first event as Run Director then.
I have had lots of positive feedback following my first event so many thanks for the support of the core team, volunteers and everyone involved in parkrun who has been very supportive. I would expect no less from the parkrun community as I know that we are so supportive of all participants of the event all who look to complete it in their own way, but I thought it worth a thank you.
We did unfortunately have some participants who came through the finish but did not take a token, the effect that this has is that we have times and places recorded on our timer that do not exist on our scanners meaning incorrect times. I have spent a fair while comparing people's own results with our results and after a lot of adjustments have got them to a place that is as accurate as possible, but do feel free to let me know if you think there is a glaring issue somewhere with your time.
Note that as this is an edited time submission the results may not have yet updated at the time of this course, but the system will process them imminently.
It is important that even if you are not yet registered with parkrun or you forget your personal barcode that you do take a finishing barcode and hand it to the scanners.
Please do not take the barcodes home. I would like to say a special thank you to Lorraine GRINDROD who had a warm down sprint after the event chasing someone who tried to leave with one of our barcodes and managed to get it back, we as that you please do not take the timing barcodes home.
It was a cold day on the seafront so well done to those 145 ladies, gents and children who ran, jogged or walked the course on a morning that was clear and pleasant but certainly had a cold bite about it.
21 of today's participants were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests and we had representatives from 14 different clubs taking part.
Today's first Male finisher was Aaron GRAVES in 18:19 a first timer at Clacton.
Today's first Female finisher was Vicky MOORE in 23:17.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • David YOUNG • Clare YOUNG • Amelia YOUNG • Phoebe YOUNG • Jack WILDERS • Dominic JOSCELYNE • Erica JOSCELYNE • Paul CRAWFORD • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Kristine STACEY • Daniel CASEY • Sarah PEARCE
Many thanks for all those who gave up their time to help. It is a simple concept but no volunteers means no parkrun, so please do click the volunteer link above to get involved and keep our parkrun happening.
Thank you once again for making my first week as RD so enjoyable and do your best to get the run briefing tune out of your head, and we hope to see you next week.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 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 2,647 participants have completed 13,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,920 km, including 2,777 new Personal Bests. A total of 265 individuals have volunteered 1,613 times.