If your running event has just been cancelled, what do you do?...parkrun of course!
A very wet start to Clair parkrun #351 turned to sunshine by the 3rd lap, and 150 fabulous runners, joggers and walkers came out to enjoy their parkrun.
16 runners visited Clair for the first time, 7 of whom were completing their first ever parkrun. Visitors came from Brighton, Uckfield and … Brisbane … now that’s dedicated parkrun tourism!
Lots of milestone runs today. Lauren Cooper completed her 50th alongside 4 youngsters getting their membership of the Junior 10 club: Emily Hilton and Isobel Holbrook, along with (pictured) Quinn Wadey (age 10) and Alice Walton (age 4).
Mental health and wellbeing is a primary benefit of parkrun, and we’re proud to be associated with many health initiatives throughout the year. So it was a delight to welcome 9 runners from Heads On Sussex who made our morning sparkle even more brightly. Such wonderful young people, accompanied by their tremendous and dedicated coaches. Hope to see you all again soon.
So…for the stats: David Moore led the field home in 18m53, with Isobel Russell first lady in 22m15. Top age graders were Nathaniel Donougher (76.64%) and Marion Hemsworth (73.74%). Number of PBs: 20. Average runner age: 41.
Thanks as always to our lovely volunteers who make it possible for everyone to take part: Ted Blacklay, Keith Brown, Karen Catmur, Shaun Dougherty, Chania Hemsley-Smith, Marion Hemsworth, Peter Morrison, Helen Pratt, Ann Savidge, Pauline Sutherland, Danii Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Simon Thompson, Kevin Walker, Dave Wells.
See you all next week!
Simon Lock : Run Director